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 analog and digital technology interaction. Her works deliver joyfulness, rhetorical questions, data visualization, and friendly sarcasm. With this playful qualities, her audiences are led to explore surrounding matters, their inner self, and their relationships with others. She received her BFA from Silpakorn University and 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 has organized a joint residency program for new-media art students at two institutions: UCLA and Silpakorn, started since August 2017 called, DMA-PSG Exhibition and Workshops Program. At UCLA, Tuang’s research involves the issues of the Internet culture and celebrities, social media, and human’s perception of things on the intertwine of digitality and physicality.
Recently, she has found Open Plan Collective –an art collective that focuses on interactive installation and experiential art event, with her artist friends in LA. The collective opens to collaborate with creative professions across the border of discipline and stands as the supportive new-media art community for everyone.