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b. 1994 Bangkok, Thailand
Lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Sunny Leerasanthanah (she/ they) was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, and currently lives and works in New York City. Her visual art practice spans video, multimedia installation, photography, book arts, and performance, ruminating on storytelling, placemaking, identity, family, superstition, and collecting. In 2023, she will have her first solo exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, sharing a new video installation about the control of foreign bodies and species.
Sunny is most recently a recipient of the 2023 Center for Book Arts' Book Artist-in-Residence. In 2022, she was a recipient of the Fire Island Artist Residency. In 2021, she created and exhibited the video installation, Wuthichai (Exit Interview), in SculptureCenter’s In Practice show, You may go, but this will bring you back (2021). The project was awarded New York City's Queens Council on the Arts' 2021 New Work Grant. In other recent work, she had 40+ photographic portraits of American artists and curators published in the book We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World by Jasmin Hernandez (2021). In 2020, she self-published a book that debuted at Bangkok Art Book Fair titled Mom’s Magnets (2020).
Sunny received a Master of Arts in arts administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and photography from Ithaca College. Outside of her practice, she is a freelance photographer and works at The Curve Foundation.