Direk Kingnok – Biography
Direk was born in 1976 in a small town in Nakhon Ratchasima ,Thailand.
He grew up among natural surroundings and interested in art since childhood.
At age 9 he won a gold medal from the International Children’s Art Competition Japan and several times later, That must be the starting point for his art more seriously.
After graduating from high school He attended the Art Institute in Nakhon Ratchasima.
In 1999 he moved to Khon kaen to enter the Institute of Arts in Khon kaen university where he studied painting.
In 2003 he began to study creativity of watercolor painters and developed a more serious relationship to watercolor painting.
Now he live in Khon Kaen and work of art continuously.
Education: B.F.A. (Painting), Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Khon Kaen University.
Present: Full-time artist
Teaching Experiences: 1999 – 2001 Lecturer School of Painting. Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts KhonKaen University.
– Unseen In Frame Art Exhibition At Ayothaya Contemporary Art
Gallery, Phra Nakorn Si Ayuthaya.
-Thailand Invitation Watercolor Exhibition , The Silom Galleria,
-Thai – Viet Arts Exhibition to Celebrate, At Viet Art Center , 42 Yet Kieu St. Hanoi.
-Thai – Viet Arts Exhibition to Celebrate,At 333 Gallery ,The Silom Galleria Bangkok.
– Art Exhibition “ New and Old Architecture in Vietnam “ At Ho Chi Minh city Fine Arts Museum Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
-Art Exhibition “ New and Old Architecture in Vietnam “ At 333 Gallery, Bangkok
– Art Exhibition “ Stiil in real time vol.2“ At Lak Muang Gallery, Khonkaen.
– Art Exhibition “ The Impression from Sri Lanka” At Tontann Art space and Gallery, Khonkaen
– Art Exhibition “ The Impression from Thai-Vietnam “ At 333 Gallery, Bangkok
– Art Exhibition Internationnal Watercolor Biennial, Cappadocia Turkey
– Art Exhibition “ The World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand “ At Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center (RCAC) Bangkok
– The “Re-Interpretation” International Contemporary Watercolor Exhibition ,China.
– The Fifth China Mount Lu International Watercolor Festival, China.
– Exposition and demostration at the Fabriano Paper Museum, Fabriano Italy
– Exposition and demostration in the prestigious headquarters of the Roman Watercolorist Association – Piazza del Popolo, Italy
-Exhibition “master of watercolor” Great Hall of the Exhibition Center of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists
-Watercolor Exchange Exhibition Vietnam-Malaysia-Thailand at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum Hanoi
-The 1st International Watercolor Exhibition – IWS Vietnam 2015 at Hanoi, Vietnam
-4th International Watercolor Society Homer Love and Peace Through Art Festival & Contest 2015 Bornova Izmir, Turkey.
-The World Watercolor Triennale in Seoul, South Korea
-Watercolor Exhibition “Sabaidee Vang Vieng” at I-cat Gallery Vientiane Laos.
–2015 China (Suzhou) Watercolor Asia Invitational Exhibition at MING GALLERY OF ART
–2015 International Watercolor Elite Exhibition & 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Asia-Pacific Watercolor Association, Taiwan
-Watercolor Exhibition Vietnam-Malaysia-Thailand at Warren Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
–Thessaloniki Watercolor Salon in Piraeus Conference Center Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greec
– International Watercolor Festival November 2015 Palace of Congresses Tirana/ Albania