Alumna to Exhibit “Re-enacted” Fictional Self-Portraits

Alumna Wanrudee Buranakorn’s solo exhibition, “Re-enactment,” opens July 2 in the UTSA Terminal 136 gallery at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

“Re-enactment” is the first of three bodies of work for three exhibitions Buranakorn produced during her sabbatical leave last year. The second exhibition will be a collaboration with artist, Rose M. Barron, scheduled at Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta in October 2015. The third, “From the Secret World,” will be exhibited at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, WI, where Buranakorn lives and teaches at the University of Wisconsin.

Buranakorn received the MFA in photography in 2002 (she received the MFA in Book Arts from UA in 1997). She is an associate professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Buranakorn’s work employs varieties of alternative printing processes including archival pigment inkjet print, traditional gelatin silver print, silver liquid emulsion (Liquid Light), cyanotype, van dyke, kallitype, and platinum. Her work has been exhibited in Thailand and in a number of galleries and museums around the US. Recent exhibits have appeared in Luhring Augustine Gallery and Sara Meltzer Gallery in Chelsea (NY), ARC Gallery and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago (IL), Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences (GA), Janet Carson Gallery (WI), Hardin Center for Cultural Arts (AL), Castell Photography Gallery and Asheville BookWorks Gallery in Asheville (NC), Flash Gallery (CO), and Fayetteville Museum of Art (NC). She also exhibited a retrospective show at the Seven Art Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand.

Her artist’s books are in the collection of University of Alabama’s Book Arts program and the Hoole Rare Books Special Collections Library. Her limited-edition book of platinum images of Buddhism in Thailand by Ben Simmons is in the private collection of the King of Thailand.