Pimpisa Tinpalit

www.pimpisatinpalit.com

Artist Statement

Creating a Whimsically Surreal World

A childlike sense of wonder animates Pimpisa Tinpalit’s sculptures. “I sculpt every day,” she says, “and am always excited to find new methods.” That constant search for the new is found in the unexpected combinations that form the basis of her pieces, from the mix of colours and textures to the role that written language and found objects play.
But the most unusual combinations found in Tinpalit’s work are within their subjects. Using both bronze and fibreglass, she creates a surreal universe in which otherworldly beings merge the characteristics of humans, animals and machines.

Artist tempers that aura of the unexpected with a balanced, composed feeling. “Colour brings harmony to the forms I sculpt,” notes Tinpalit, and she uses her eye for colour to give her works a dynamic flow that keeps the viewer’s eye in motion while bringing all of their various elements together. In addition, the sculptor uses her skill at rendering
a wide variety of textures to give each of her pieces a vivid physicality, bringing her fantastic characters to full-blooded life. Inspired by her desire to tell “the story of imagination,” Tinpalit successfully tells that story, and brings the viewer’s imagination into it as well.

Bio

A native of Thailand, sculptor Pimpisa Tinpalit moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2009 where she has established her studio. She holds a Master's Degree in Fine Art with emphasis on sculpture, and has extensive art teaching experience in multiple Thai Universities. Her 15 years as a professional artist have been showcased by several solo and group exhibitions in Thailand, Japan, Singapore, USA and Hong Kong.

Awards and Honours

  • 2017 Finalist Sculpture by the sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Australia
    • 2016 Finalist, Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Lorne, VIC, Australia            
      • 2014 The 29th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition(Artist Portfolio), Agora gallery, New York,USA
      • 2014 1st prize non- Traditional materials category, Jindivick sculpture show ,Gipsland,Australia
      • 2014, 2012 Finalist, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Indoor Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, VIC, AustraliaA
      • 2013 Finalist, Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Lorne, VIC, Australia 
      • 2012 1st prize non- Traditional materials category, Jindivick sculpture show 2012, Gipsland, Australia
      • 2012 The People Choice Award Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, VIC, Australia
      • 2012 Finalist, Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards,Yarra,Yarra Glen, VIC, Australia
      • 2004 Special Prize the 16th Toshiba "Bring good thing to life" Art competition, Bangkok, Thailand
      • 2003 Special Prize "Silpakorn Pradit" The 20th exhibition of contemporary Art by young artist, Thailand
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        Solo Shows

        • 2017: “Peel” at &Gallery, host by d&j project, Spenser St, VIC, Australia
          • 2015: “Freedom & Captivity” La lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand      
            • 2015: “Captured Freedom” Hogan Gallery, Colingwood, VIC, Australia (Collaborative show)
            • 2013: "A Dialogue of Strangers” Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space, North Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia
            • 2012: "The Couple” at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia
            • 2012: "The Couple” Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Melbourne Australia
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            Group Exhibitions

            2017
            • Group show “Launch gallery opening” at Westend Gallery, Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, VIC, Australia
            • 2016
              • Group show “ Summer Salon”, Alternating Art Space, Windsor, VIC, Australia
              • Group show “ Summer Salon”, Alternating Art Space, Windsor, VIC, Australia
              • Gallery Launch exhibition at Edmund+Co , VIC, Australia
              • Group show “From a Home to a Home” A story of migration, BSG Gallery, VIC, Australia
              • The & art fair, presented by djprojects, locate Within West Side, CBD, VIC, Australia
              • “The Expatriates” Group show at &gallery present by djproject locate Within West Side, CBD, VIC, Australia
              • The Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Lorne, VIC, Australia
              • "Let's cross the sea" (curated) at BlackCat Gallery, Hawthorn East, VIC, Australia
              • 2015
                • "The Maquettes" at &gallery present by djproject, locate Within West Side, CBD, VIC, Australia
                • Mapping Melbourne “Connect Within” at Sofitel Foyer Gallery, Melbourne Map by Multicultural Art Victoria, Australia
                • Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, VIC, Australia
                • Group sculpture show "Nature Morte" at Hogan Gallery, Collingwood, VIC, Australia
                • 2014
                  • Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Indoor Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.VIC, Australia
                  • Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual Award&Exhibition 2014, VIC, Australia
                  • ARTnMUSIC'14 Charity Exhibition - The Kids' Cancer Project, VIC, Australia
                  • Jindivick Sculpture Show, Gippsland, VIC, Australia
                  • Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual Award&Exhibition 2014, VIC, Australia
                  • Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, VIC, Australia
                  • The Fourth Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Lorne, VIC, Australia
                  • Sculpture exhibition at Melbourne International Garden Show, VIC, Australia
                  • 2013
                    • Group exhibition at Carbon Black Gallery, Pahran, VIC, Australia
                    • "Reflection" Exhibition of Thai Contemporary Art at Tusk Gallery, South Yarra,VIC, Australia
                    • Group show "Beyond the Looking Glass" at Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles,CA, USA
                    • "The Art and Science of Wellbeing" Festival of ideas, the University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia
                    • Jindivick Sculpture Show, Gippsland, VIC, Australia
                    • "For the Love of Stuff" Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy,VIC, Australia
                    • 2012
                      • Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Indoor Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.VIC, Australia
                      • Yering station sculpture exhibition & Award, Yering Art Station Gallery, Yarra Glen, VIC, Australiae
                      • Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2012 “Sculpture among the Tulips” VIC, Australia
                      • Jindivick Sculpture Show, Gippsland, VIC, Australia
                        • 2009
                          • Art exhibition "Aesthetics of the body", Silom galleria, Bangkok, Thailand
                          • 2008
                            • The 4th Art Exhibition by the member of Department of Applied Art Studies at The Gallery of Art and design, BKK
                            • The 11th Exhibition of Art and Design by the Faculty of Decorative Art's member, Silpakorn University, BKK
                            • The 9th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition 2008, Oita, Japan
                            • The 8th Landscape&Seascape Painting Exhibition, Silpakorn University, BKK, Thailand
                            • 2007
                              • Sculpture group exhibition 30th anniversary of "Dichan" Magazine,Thailand
                              • Art exhibition "Artist Self Portrait", Silom galleria, Bangkok,Thailand
                              • Art exhibition by the lecturer of decorate department applied sculpture project, BKK, Thailand
                              • The 7th Land & Seascape Painting Exhibition, Silpakorn University,Thailand
                                • 2005
                                  • 17th Toshiba "Bring good thing to life" Art competition, Bangkok,Thailand
                                  2004
                                  • The 16th Toshiba "Bring good thing to life" Art competition, BKK
                                  2003
                                  • The 20th exhibition of contemporary Art by young Artists,Thailand
                                  • Mini Sculpture Exposition 20th anniversary of the Thai Sculptor Artists, Thailand
                                  2002
                                  • The 19th exhibition of contemporary art by young artists,Thailand

                                   

                                   

                                  Selected Residencies & Grants

                                  2017
                                  • The 12th International Art Workshop at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
                                  • 2013-2017
                                    • The 9-12th International Art Workshop at Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakoin, Poh Chang Campus, BKK, Thailand
                                    • 2013
                                      • The 1st International Art Workshop at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
                                      • The 1st International Art Workshop at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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