Mr Chalermchai Kositpipat is one of Thailand’s most successful artists. He was the first visual arts honouree for the inaugural Silpathorn Award in 2004, created by the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture of Thailand to honour living Thai contemporary artists. In 2011, Mr Chalermchai was awarded the title of Visual Arts National Artist.
Mr Chalermchai has produced more than 1,000 works during his artistic career. Among his most illustrious works are his mural paintings at the Buddhapadipa temple in London and his illustrations of the Story of Mahajanaka, a novel rewritten by Thailand’s late King, His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Mr Chalermchai’s most important and recent work is the design of Wat Rong Khun, a magnificent temple known as The White Temple in Thailand’s northern Chiang Rai province. Funding the design and built of the temple on his own, the result of Mr Chalemchai’s art installation and design of the temple is an iconic monument attesting to his deep passion for art.
The prolific artist has had more than 50 exhibitions in Thailand and internationally. His works have been collected and commissioned by various national and private institutions such as museums, corporations and private collectors.