Sunti Pichetchaiyakul

Internationally acclaimed sculptor, Sunti Pichetchaiyakul, is among the world’s leading artists of portraiture and of hyper-realism. An award winning member of the Portrait Society of America, Sunti is recognized for redefining realistic art, with lifelike detail never before seen in bronze and by way of old masters techniques. Beginning each masterpiece by carving into wax, Sunti’s forte is capturing life, emotion, and spirit in his subjects. His accuracy in facial anatomy and understanding of human skin, combined with Sunti’s artistic composition and realistic patinas, produce bronze portraiture of unparalleled perfection.

The most highly regarded sculptor in Thailand, Sunti received an honorary doctorate degree in Fine Arts from Rajamangala University of Technology, Bangkok in 2017. His commissioned sculptures of religious dignitaries, celebrities, CEOs, and royalty, including His Royal Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej, have led to national awards including the Honorable Citizen Award in 2016, National Artist of the Year by Howe Magazine 2015, and Alumnus of the Year by Rajamangkala University of Technology Klong Hok. Additionally His Royal Majesty King Vajiralongkorn personally commissioned Sunti to a sculpt full-body life-size bronze statue of his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be permanently displayed at the Royal Pantheon in Bangkok.

In North America, Sunti was awarded “Best of Show” at the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase centennial celebration in 2012, branding him as one of the top sculptors of the continent. Other respected juried art shows that Sunti has participated in include Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas, and the Charlie Russell Art Show & Sale in Great Falls, Montana. Sunti is also a winner of the world’s largest art competition, ArtPrize, placing fourth out of every artistic medium and first in sculpture, competing against 1,582 artists from 39 countries and 42 U.S. states.

While Sunti’s sculptures are showcased in temples, museums, and private collections throughout the globe, he has been interviewed on over 80 national news and television shows in Thailand, Canada, Korea, Japan, Cambodia, and America, including CNN World and America’s TODAY show. In addition, Sunti is recognized as perhaps the world’s fastest quick sculptor for his ability to create a life-size clay bust from a live model in only 15 minutes.

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