Nina Vichayapai is a soft sculptural installation artist who uses fabric as a language to communicate identity. Through displays reverberating with accumulation and enticingly tactile forms the work employs playful imagery to dive into themes of immigrant home making, migrations and identity, and the environment as allusion to histories of colonization. Her recent projects involve researching how physical landscapes embody colonial trauma, assimilation, and other encounters with imperial powers.
Her award winning work has been shown in galleries, community spaces, and in residencies across the West Coast. In addition to her practice she also works and volunteers as a museum educator to promote accessibility to the arts and history by increasing awareness of diverse and underrepresented narratives. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, she graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and currently lives in Seattle.