Words: Erin Irwin
Sydney’s N.Smith Gallery moves from strength to strength with the addition of Thai-born, Melbourne-based artist Vipoo Srivilasa to its repertoire. Utilising the medium of ceramics to create works that are both joyful and eloquent, the artist is known for exploring meaningful subjects related to queerness, migration and spirituality.
Srivilasa has already accrued an impressive CV, having exhibited at prestigious private and public institutions in Boston, London, Manila, Taipei, Shanghai and Bangkok. Closer to home, the artist was included in the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in 2021, and at the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition Portrait 23. He was named the Ceramic Artist of the Year by the American Ceramic Society in 2021, and has been a winner or highly commended at a vast range of awards. His work is included in, to name only a few, the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Parliament House Art Collection, the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Wollongong Art Gallery, the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, and the collections of the Craft Council in London, United Kingdom, and the Korean Ceramic Foundation in Seoul, South Korea, as well as many more.
The artist will add yet another exhibition to his resume with an exhibition with N.Smith Gallery, which is set for late 2024.
This article was posted 10 September 2023.
Image: Vipoo Srivilasa, Enduring Unity, 2023. Glazed porcelain and gold lustre, 38 x 18 x 18cm. Courtesy: the artist and N.Smith Gallery, Sydney.