"Art now is to reflect the hidden dimensions and call conventional wisdom into questions 

about what is happening in a complex society in the 21st century via abstract language."

Sudaporn Teja (Thai: สุดาภรณ์ เตจา; born 27 August 1986) is a Thai abstract artist and contemporary artist. She started her early abstract paintings by applying thin layers of colors to convey the impression of a shallow pictorial space. Her oeuvres are in the synthesis of abstract form with psychological and social contents. Her solo exhibitions have been presented in Bangkok (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019), Paris (2015) and co-exhibited at SPECTROSYNTHESIS II - Exposure of Tolerance: LGBTQ in Southeast Asia (Bangkok 2019), Art Hsinchu (Taiwan 2018), Éclectisme (Paris 2016) and Art Stage (Singapore 2016).

 

Born and raised in Chiang Mai, her family name Teja has a long artistic lineage dating back to the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910). Teja is an ancient Lanna word derived from Pali, and it was Sudaporn’s great grandfather’s name Noy-Teja, a notable fiddler in his region and time, that was later adopted as the family’s last name. Her grandmothers and mother were also accomplished Thai Lue craftsmen whose family made silverwares and various types of weavings. Sudaporn’s Lanna artistic blood runs thick; both of her parents are also art teachers. These abstract works are her calls from within, the expressions by which she chose as a professional artist.

 

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (2008) and Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) from Chiang Mai University (2013). Sudaporn Teja was invited by Thaillywood to join the residency program from 2013-2014. At Thaillywood artist residency, she produced paintings, which were selected by Serindia Gallery, which were later also exhibited in Paris. She currently works at her private studio in Bangkok.

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

​2019

FLEUR: Blooming of Diversity

Alliance française de Bangkok

2018

LGBTQ: Loves Get Better with Time Quietly

Serindia Gallery at O.P. Garden, Bangkok, THAILAND

​2016

HEARTFELT: Abstract Tributes to King Bhumibol, Rama IX

Serindia Gallery Annex, Bangkok, THAILAND

PURIFY by Sudaporn Teja

Serindia Gallery at O.P. Garden, Bangkok, THAILAND

Serindia Gallery Annex, Bangkok, THAILAND

2015

Sudaporn Teja "ÉMOTIONS"

Galerie Acabas, Paris, FRANCE

Esprit d'Asie – ÉMOTIONS: Sudaporn Teja et la Sculpture Khmère

Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Paris, FRANCE

ÉMOTIONS: Sudaporn Teja et la Sculpture Khmère

Le Royal Monceau, Paris, FRANCE

2014

ÉMOTIONS: Painting Exhibition by Sudaporn Teja

Alliance française de Bangkok, THAILAND

EMOTIONS: Paintings by Sudaporn Teja

Serindia Gallery at O.P. Garden, Bangkok, THAILAND

​SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019

SPECTROSYNTHESIS II - Exposure of Tolerance: LGBTQ in Southeast Asia

Bangkok Art and Culture Center, THAILAND

 

The 12th Art Exhibition of International Visual Artist Association of Thailand

Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, THAILAND

 

Look At ME

g23 Gallery, Bangkok, THAILAND

2018

Meeting Art Exhibition · CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

Music from Heaven · Sala Sudasiri Sobha, Bangkok, THAILAND

All Time High · Gallery VER, Bangkok, THAILAND

Hotel Art Fair · 137 Pillars Suites & Residences, Bangkok, THAILAND

Gender Illumination · Museum Siam, Bangkok, THAILAND

ART HSINCHU · FleurLis Hotel, Hsinchu, TAIWAN

Art for Life: Mercy Mission · The Queen's Gallery, Bangkok, THAILAND

2017

Sublimation of Boundaries · Rhythm Gallery, Taipei, TAIWAN

King Bhumibol The Great · The Queen's Gallery, Bangkok, THAILAND

Hotel Art Fair · Volve Hotel, Bangkok, THAILAND

Piano Recital Tribute to King Bhumibol · Sala Sudasiri Sobha, Bangkok, THAILAND

30th Anniversary Raimon Land · The River, Bangkok, THAILAND

2016

Éclectisme · Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Paris, FRANCE

The Heart of the Earth · Bangkok Art and Culture Center, THAILAND

Hotel Art Fair · Ad Lib Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, THAILAND

Bare Exhibition · HOF Art Space, Bangkok, THAILAND

Art Stage Singapore · Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, SINGAPORE

2015

Naked Allure – Works on Paper · The Seven Art Gallery, Bangkok, THAILAND

2014

Regard sur l'Asie · Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Paris, FRANCE

Mixology · Numthong Gallery at Aree, Bangkok, THAILAND

The Third Thing – La Fête · Serindia Gallery Annex, Bangkok, THAILAND

Art, Artists, Art Books · Serindia Gallery Annex, Bangkok, THAILAND

PAD PARIS / ART + DESIGN · Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, FRANCE

2013

Conscious/ Unconscious · CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

Graduate Student Exhibition · Baan Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

The Arts Thesis Exhibition · CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

2012

30th Year of Faculty of Fine Arts · CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

Supplementary Food II · Baan Tuek Art Center, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

2011

Lanna and Stories of Dogs & Cats · 116 Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

2008

Art Thesis Exhibition · CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

ARTIST RESIDENCY

2013

​Thaillywood Artist Residency, Banglamung, Chonburi, THAILAND

EDUCATION

2013

MFA (Painting), Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

2008

BFA (Painting), RMUTL, Chiang Mai, THAILAND

GALLERIES

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Paris · Sanremo

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Taipei · New York

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Bangkok · New York

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