Sunny Leerasanthanah

    Naturalization (Now on view)
    Wuthichai (Exit Interview)
    Mom’s Magnets
    Homes Against Tides
    Towards Tenderness
    Carry Me Home
    Handwriting Superstition Workshop
    We Are Here Book Commission
    Chinatown Futures


︎ News ︎

︎︎︎2024 | OPENING FEB 10 | Solo exhibition at Smack Mellon (NY)

︎︎︎2023 | NOW ON VIEW | “Naturalization” solo exhibition at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) July 2023-Jan 2024

︎︎︎2023 | Lesbian Narratives of Cherry Grove: Presentation & Panel Discussion, April 23, 2023 at Candice Madey Gallery 6:30pm (Free) 

︎︎︎2023 | Residency at Image Text Workshop  ︎

︎︎︎2023 | Residency at Center for Book Arts 

︎︎︎2022 Nov | Guest panelist for “Let’s Talk About Photo Books” discussion at Soho Photo Gallery. Nov 12, 4:30-6pm (Free) ︎

︎︎︎2022 July | Residency at Fire Island Artist Residency 

︎︎︎2022 May-July | Works available at Queer | Art’s Digital Book & Print Fair ︎

︎︎︎2021 July | Awarded the Queens Council on the Arts’ 2021 New Work Grant for Wuthichai (Exit Interview)
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Sunny Leerasanthanah 
b. 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, photography, multimedia installation, book arts, and performance, ruminating on storytelling, placemaking, identity, family, superstition, and collecting.

Her first solo institutional show, “Naturalization” is now on view at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) through January 28, 2024. She will be exhibiting a new body of work in her first New York solo show at Smack Mellon in 2024.

Sunny is most recently a recipient of the 2023 Center for Book Arts' Book Artist-in-Residence. She also participated in Image Text Workshop at Cornell University as a 2023 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 her photography work, she documented 40+ portraits of American artists and curators that were 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.