Sunny Leerasanthanah

SELECTED PROJECTS:
    Wuthichai (Exit Interview)
    Mom’s Magnets
    Homes Against Tides
    Towards Tenderness
    Carry Me Home
    Handwriting Superstition Workshop
    We Are Here Book Commission
    Chinatown Futures
  
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︎ News ︎

︎︎︎2023 | Center for Book Arts, Book Artist in Residence 2023

︎︎︎2023 | Solo exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI (Aug-Dec 2023)

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

︎︎︎2022 July | Fire Island Artist Residency, Artist-in-Residence 2022

︎︎︎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)



Mom’s Magnets



Mom’s Magnets

2020
Self-published risograph book
5.85 x 8.25 in
Printed by Witti Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
Featured at Bangkok Art Book Fair 2020

Edition of 100

︎︎~ LAST FEW COPIES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE !~
email sunnyleeras@gmail.com




Photo courtesy Miriam Gallery

PURCHASE IN USA
︎︎︎ Printed Matter online + Chelsea location ︎
︎︎︎ Miriam Gallery online + gallery ︎
︎︎︎ Citizen Editions online ︎


PURCHASE IN THAILAND
︎︎︎ Happening Shop online + Bangkok Arts and Culture Center location + Dadfa La Salle location ︎







Description: Mom’s Magnets is Leerasanthanah’s typological documentation of her mother’s collection of magnets from worldly destinations. The souvenir magnet is exemplary of reducing culture, place, people, heritage, and politics to commodified kitsch. Patterns reveal the homogenous representations of marketable icons. Playful juxtapositions force a relationship between two seemingly unrelated symbols, like the Egyptian hieroglyph tablet and Britain’s telephone booth. Ultimately, the book contemplates the attempt to embody and possess place and time—a subject that resonates with Leerasanthanah’s past work.










©2022 SUNNY LEERASANTHANAH