BEYOND PLANET EARTH: Rethinking the Boundaries
April 6 - May 31, 2020
Ponnapa Prakkamakul, painter and landscape architect, creates work in which site investigation and immersion play important roles. Engaging with the landscape through searching, studying, sketching and collecting organic and non-organic materials to paint with, she investigates environments using the painting process as a tool to form connections with her surroundings. She identifies this act of fostering connections to new places as being an immigrant, or as she states, “cultivating a sense of place in a new land through art.”
Ponnapa Prakkamakul is a painter and a landscape architect based in Massachusetts. She holds a master degree in landscape architecture with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design where she has been a guest critic and visiting speaker. In 2018, Ponnapa was a recipient of Manoog Family Artist Residency program at the Plumbing Museum in Watertown with four paintings in the museum’s permanent collection. In 2019, she was awarded the David Bethuel Jamieson Artist of Color Residency and Fellowship at the C Scape Dune Shack in Provincetown. Her work has also been exhibited nationally and internationally, in addition to several hybrid digital drawings published two Representing Landscapes books by Nadia Amoroso.