Melbourne-based artist Vipoo Srivilasa was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Vipoo works mostly in ceramics, exploring similarities between the cultures of his native home, Thailand and his adoptive home, Australia. His work is a playful blend of historical Figurative and Decorative art practices with a healthy dose of Contemporary Culture.
Vipoo came to Australia in 1996 to further his studies. As well as a Bachelor of Art (Ceramics) from Rangsit University, Bangkok, Srivilasa holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Ceramics from Monash University, Victoria and a Master of Fine Art & Design (Ceramics) from the University of Tasmania.
Srivilasa has held 18 solo exhibitions throughout Australia and Thailand, most notably Symbols, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane; Indigo Kingdom, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; Lai Kram, Surapon Gallery, Bangkok; Roop Root Ruang, 4A Centre For Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.
His work has been featured in major international institutes including the L’Alcora Ceramics Museum, Spain; the Ayala Museum, Philippines; Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan; Cheongiu Biennale, South Korea; Nanjing Arts Institute, China; Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam; Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Public institutions in Australia who hold Srivilasa’s work include Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria; Art Bank Australia, Melbourne; Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; the Art Gallery of South Australia; Deakin University, Melbourne; the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney; the City of Darebin and the City of Port Philip, Victoria. His work features in many private collections in Australia and internationally.
Vipoo is now represented by Edwina Corlett Gallery, Brisbane and Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne.
General credit: Courtesy the artist and Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne and Edwina Corlett Gallery, Brisbane.