Biography

Tuangkamol Thongborisute (Tuang, b. 1991, Bangkok) is a new-media artist and experiential designer, working with various digital technologies and customized physical objects. She is interested in human behavior, emotion, and social relationships through technology interaction. Her works always have a playful quality that allow her audiences to explore surrounding matters, their inner self, and their relationships with others. She received her BFA from Silpakorn University, and an MFA from Design Media Arts (DMA), UCLA.

Tuang began to take art lessons at the age of 4 along with music and computer classes. She has won numerous art competitions since she was 14 years old. In 2009, Silpakorn University then accepted her into the university under the Prominent Art Student Program. Tuang started teaching art to prospective art and design students at Art Tutor Academy, the renown art school, in early 2010. Her classes were human figurative drawing, art composition, and painting.

While she was teaching conventional art, her interests turned to interactive art. Tuang began as a self-taught programmer, and started producing interactive art pieces and installations in late 2011. Later, she received the King Bhumibol’s Scholarship, and General Prem Tinsulanonda‘s Scholarship. She graduated from Silpakorn University with the first-class honor in 2014.

After working as an artist and having various shows in Bangkok, Tuang pursued her MFA at UCLA in Design Media Arts Program where she also worked as a teaching assistant, and a researcher. She recently organized a joint residency program for new-media art students at two institutions: UCLA and Silpakorn, in August 2017 called, DMA-PSG Seminar and Workshop Program. Her interactive works delivers joyfulness, rhetorical questions, friendly sarcasm, self-interpretation, and group’s interactions. At UCLA, Tuang’s research involves the issue of the Internet, pop-culture, social media, the Internet’s celebrity, society’s perception of things, the intertwine of digitality and physicality, and human’s senses.

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