Kritsana (Na) Naowakhun
Born and raised in Bangkok Thailand, Kritsana’s first impressions about art came from his grandfather who was a painter for Buddhist temples in mainland China. Since he was young he always enjoyed painting, drawing, sculpting and had big dreams of being an artist. Being accepted into the most prestigious Fine Art University in Thailand, Silpakorn University, Kritsana studied all different forms of media but choose a focus in sculpture. In his time there he was involved in many group shows all over Thailand and even was accepted in the 52nd National Exhibition for his sculpture thesis project. Upon graduation Kritsana continued to create works but his main profession was creating intricate window designs for the worlds highest end fashion designers all over Thailand.
Since arriving in Canada in 2011 Kritsana has dedicated himself fulltime to pursue his dreams of creating and inspiring others through visual art. He has had many group and solo exhibitions in Ontario and now here in Fort McMurray at MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery and Keyano Art Gallery. Kritsana is currently teaching art classes for youth and adults at the Suncor Centre for the Performing Arts and is truly grateful for the opportunity to spread his knowledge and skills with this community.