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The exhibition is built on a foundation of memories of the artist and her ancestors. Press captures experiences of pain and loss that help her realize the beauty and joy that surrounds us all. She believes pain exists to give rise to beauty and wants others to see that dark times and an appreciation of nature will lead to beauty. This interdisciplinary exhibit includes writings, paintings, sculptures, and a ceremonial performance, all of which trace her journey from childhood in the Northeast (Isan) of Thailand to adulthood in United States and gives clues to viewers to see their own lives' possibilities. Color is her language, and she engages many dialects of hue that refer back to her native culture. This installation focus on is yellow, color that represents hope, joy and good luck.
About the Artist
Suwichada Busamrong-Press (b. 1975 in Khonkean, Thailand) is a Thai American artist based in Los Angeles, California. She is an interdisciplinary artist who begins by recalling her memories in writings and transfers them into paintings, sculpture and performance. Suwichada earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design and fiber from College for Creative Studies and a master’s degree in architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, both in Detroit. She also has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. She has shown her work in various group shows around the country, including in Detroit, New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
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