Born in 1957 in Trad, Thailand Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she is on the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chaing Mai University. She holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Arts from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Throughout the 1990’s, Rasdjarmrearnsook has shown widely, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery and Goethe Institute in Bangkok, Thailand and Atelier Forsthaus in Gifhorn, Germany. She had been included in a number of major international exhibitions, including the 10th biennial of Sydney, 1995 Johannesburg Biennial, 1993 Asia-Pacific Triennial, and Asia Society’s “Traditions/Tensions”
Rasdjarmrearnsook is one of the few women in Thailand making art in an international context. She works across many disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, writing, and installation. With a poetic, subtle voice, her work investigates women’s roles and identities, emotions and histories.