Skowmon Hastanan creates mixed media works that explore issues relating to identity, sexuality, race, nature, and language, using found historical and contemporary images and texts.
Artist Bio / CV
Skowmon Hastanan, born in Thailand, lives and works in New York; received BFA from School of Visual Arts. Hastanan exhibits nationally and internationally. She participated in group exhibitions, including The Women’s Building in San Francisco, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Davis Museum and Cultural Center (Wellesley College, MA), Wave Hill (Riverdale NY), The New Museum. Artist's Space (NYC), Itami Museum (Japan), 2B Gallery (Hungary), and Galeria Z (Slovakia), as well as solo shows at the Bronx Museum Project Space, the Longwood Art Project, and the Jamaica Art Center. Recently, she was included in Amnesty’s 1 in 3 Art Exhibit, a traveling show in California for Stop Violence Against Women Campaign, organized by Amnesty International. Hastanan won several permanent public art commissions including the NYC MTA Arts for Transit (2005), and the NYC Board of Education, Percent for Art Commission (2001). She was awarded a research and an installation commission from the Bronx Museum of the Arts for The Grand Concourse at 100, a historical timeline project (2009), and a temporary public art installation for Asian Arts Initiative with grants from The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (2005). Hastanan is a recipient of the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and Residency, Umbria, Italy (2010), the Urban Artist Initiative/New York City Fellowship (2008), and The Lambent Fellowships in the Arts at The Tides Foundation (2007-2009). Her works are in the collection of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, MA and private collections.