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)


“Naturalization” solo exhibition by Sunny Leerasanthanah at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Curated by Tanya Gayer

July 29, 2023 – January 28, 2024
︎ Link to JMKAC website

Installation Images

Artwork Details

“Certain Aliens” (2023)
HD video, color, sound; duration 42 min

Cast: Hugo Gallo, x senn-yuen rance, Cherrie Yu
Directing: Sunny Leerasanthanah
Video and Sound Editing: Sunny Leerasanthanah
Videography: Sorn Bunnag
Set Design: Sophie Porter-Hyatt
Sound: Cy Kim
Lighting: Lindsay Vanderpool
Production Assistants: Josephine Heston and Lucas Reif
Movers: Joel Trejos and Thomas Truong
Captions and Titles: Sunny Leerasanthanah
Additional Sound and Foley: Chosic, Josephine Heston, Sunny Leerasanthanah
Props and Furniture: Materials for the Arts and Remix Market NYC
Commissoned by John Michael Kohler Arts Center

"Naturalization" (2023) by Sunny Leerasanthanah
HD video, color, sound; duration 14 min

Video and Video Editing: Sunny Leerasanthanah
Sound and Sound Editing: Cy Kim

Sound Credits:
Field recordings by Sunny Leerasanthanah
Studio recordings by Cy Kim and Sunny Leerasanthanah
Additional audio by the National Park Service Sound Library
Texts sourced from government and news media sources.

Comissioned by John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Partially produced while in residence at Fire Island Artist Residency 2022