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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 expertise in human skin texture and tone, as well as facial anatomy, allow Sunti to create bronze portraiture of unparalleled perfection.

The most highly regarded sculptor in Thailand, Sunti received an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Creativity & Innovation from Rajamangkala University of Technology, Bangkok in 2017. In 2020, Sunti was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Fine Art from Rajamangkala University Issan. 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 and in 2019, National Artist of the Year by Howe Magazine 2015, and Alumnus of the Year by Rajamangkala University of Technology Klong Hok. In 2020, Sunti received the Pet Rajamangkala Award as well as the Nopparat Rajamangkala Award.

In 2017, Sunti was exclusively selected by His Royal Majesty King Vajiralongkorn to sculpt a full-body, life-size bronze of his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great for the Royal Pantheon in Bangkok. The royal ceremony for the sculpture took place in 2019.

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 in 2011.

In addition, Sunti is recognized as perhaps the world’s fastest quick sculptor; creating a life-size clay bust from a live model in only 15 minutes.

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