Korakrit Arunanondchai (born 1986) is an artist currently living and working in New York City and Bangkok. His work incorporates paintings, installations, sculptures, video, and performance art. This artist and designer has also designed clothing, though now focuses more on his visual arts projects and exhitions. Arunanondchai received his B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and later received his M.F.A. from New York City’s Columbia University. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2012, he received a visual arts grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation.
Arunanondchai’s work is at once digital and surreal; his use of bright, clearly-defined colors draws the audience in to examine the painting’s symbols, which include everything from snakes to ladders, wheels, and crosses. These fantastic works explore themes of earth, heaven, and concepts like infinity and the concept of movement, change, and transformation. Other works have explored Korakrit’s Thai heritage in a Japanese Manga context, using digital media. He has also worked on music video projects as a consulting artist and art director.