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KANIT BOONWIT

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Birthplace
Thailand

Birth year
1964

Lives in
WALNUT CREEK

Works in
WALNUT CREEK

Website

Tags
figurative, abstract, mixed-media, acrylic

Statement

BORN AND RASIED IN BANGKOK, THAILAND. OF THREE BROTHERS, HE WAS THE YOUNGEST. HE HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN ART SINCE HE WAS A CHILD. HE LOVE TO DRAW ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN HIS IMAGINATION. AS HE GREW OLDER, HE STUDIED ART AND HE WAS FOUND TO BE DRAWING EVERY CHANCE HE GOT. IN 1984 HE APPLIED FOR A BACHELORS DEGREE AT CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY AND STUDIED FOR 4 YEARS.
IN 1986 HE WAS CHOSEN BY PROFESSOR OF ART TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXHIBITION AT THE UNIVERSITY IN BANGKOK, THAILAND. MOST OF WORK
FOR THIS PARTICULAR EXHIBITION WAS DONE IN CRAYON.

In 1987 He received an award for the exhibition in the Asia-Pacific Association poster contest using airbrush as a medium. He continued to exhibit his work in various contest around Bangkok up until graduating in 1988. It was required of every graduating student to teach, so he chose drawing and painting for his class of high school students. It was a very gratifying experience. After graduation, He was one of the in-house designers at the Imperial Hotel for threes exciting years. He was responsible for a large portion of the advertising for the Hotel and still made time to exhibit his work.

At this point he followed his heart travelled to Europe and studied in France for seven long months. He filled up many sketch books, hundreds of drawings of the French city and countryside. This was a great time to growth for him. On his return to Thailand, He opened up a shop, selling t-shirt and his drawings and acrylic paintings to further his studies. Seeking more experience, He came to America in 1995. He quickly found himself drawing, painting and exhibit
in Los Angeles. He quickly got back into studying figure drawing and painting at Brentwood art center and night classes at Otis College of art and Design in Los Angeles. In 1999 He moved to San Francisco to attend Academy of Art University and majored in illustration. He later transferred to Center for Electronic Art (CEA) in fine arts program and graduated In 2000, He currently live and work in Walnut Creek, California, USA.


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