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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︎︎︎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)



Wuthichai (Exit Interview)

Wuthichai (Exit Interview)

2021
Two-channel HD video installation with mixed media including watch, journals, video camcorder and tape, medicine bag, pills, pill splitter, incentive spirometer, wallet, ID cards, glasses and case, shoes, shirts, pants, shorts, hangers. Dimensions variable.
Video portion is 48 min on loop.

Commissioned by SculptureCenter; exhibited at SculptureCenter’s 2021 In Practice show, You may go, but this will bring you back (March-August 2021)

Awarded the 2021 Queens Council on the Arts’ New Work Grant.

INSTALLATION EXCERPT: vimeo.com/535311796
EXHIBITION CATALOG: Link
EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE: Link 

Description: Thai-speaking actors, who were casted via online community forums for Thai immigrants in New York City, role-play and improvise dialogue as Sunny’s deceased father.





Above: Video installation images




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