Nina Vichayapai is a soft sculptural installation artist who uses fabric as a language to communicate identity. Through vibrant displays created of textiles associated with domestic interiors her work explores the concept of dynamic and migratory homes and their relationship to the lives of immigrants. Her recent projects involve joining research with personal narrative to address how physical spaces embody colonial trauma, assimilation, and other encounters with imperial powers.
Her work has been shown in galleries, community spaces, and in residencies across the West Coast and has won an award with Kearny Street Workshop. 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 in both. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, she graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and currently lives in Seattle.