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Sanithna Phansavanh

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Ranging from small pencil drawings to large-scale painted murals, my work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with notable showings at the High Museum of Art, on the Atlanta BeltLine, as a part of the Living Walls Conference, and through the City of Atlanta’s art programs.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, I was raised in Atlanta as a first-generation American to Laotian immigrants. The blending of cultures, and their respective beliefs, has helped me to find commonality in diverse perspectives and to celebrate the beauty of distinctions. East Asian philosophies, from Buddhism to Taoism, frequently combine with American inspirations, such as Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, to inform my work.

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Solo Exhibitions

2022
“A Moment in Bloom,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018
“Waits To Be Born,” Notch8 Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“A Ghost Within Me,” Notch8 Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2017
“Persephone,” Historic Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

2010
“Knock on Wood,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Duo Exhibitions

2014
“Continuum,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010
“Tragédie,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Chloë Sevigny Was Here,” Aurora, Atlanta, GA

Public Art Exhibitions

2019
“Forward, Warrior! Cabbagetown Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA

2018
“OuterSpace Project Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Forward, Warrior! Cabbagetown Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Phoenix Rising Festival,” Jacksonville, FL

2017
“Living Walls Public Art Conference,” Atlanta, GA
“Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” Atlanta, GA

2016
“City of Atlanta’s Mural Bike Rack Program,” Atlanta, GA
“Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” Atlanta, GA
“Decatur Box Project,” Decatur, GA
“The Art of Modern Life at Colony Square,” Atlanta, GA
“Outer Space Project Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Forward, Warrior! Cabbagetown Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA

2015
“City of Atlanta’s ‘Elevate’ Arts Program,” Atlanta, GA
“Habitat For Humanity and Forward, Warrior! / Community Enrichment Program,” College Park, GA
“Imagine Music Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” Atlanta, GA
“Outer Space Project Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Forward, Warrior! Cabbagetown Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Counter Point Music Festival,” Rome, GA

2014
“Forward, Warrior! Cabbagetown Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Heineken Art Pyramid – A3C Festival,” Atlanta, GA]

Group Exhibitions

2022
“Explorations,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“One By One,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2021
“Bridging Broad,” Cat Eye Creative Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Wet Paint,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Forward, Warrior! Cabbagetown Mural Festival,” Atlanta, GA
“Equilibrium,” FreeMarket Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“In the Round,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“We See You,” Cat Eye Creative Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“One By One,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Paper Trail,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2020
“A Better View (Summer Invitational),” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“InnerSpace Project,” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2019
“Blooms,” Facet Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“A Better View (Spring Invitational),” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018
“Posed,” Facet Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“A Better View (Spring Invitational),” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2017
“Unravel,” Notch8 Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“The Querent,” Mindzai Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“A Better View (Winter Invitational),” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2016
“Color ATL,” Ponce Market Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Fresh,” Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA
“Art, Beats, + Lyrics,” national touring show
“The Ugly Truth,” HOBI Studio, Atlanta, GA
“Art With A Future,” Mason Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“In Ratio,” Notch8 Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“A Better View (Spring Invitational),” ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2015
“It’s Not Us, It’s You,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Smothered By The Things We Love,” Notch8 Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Metatronic,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Sprawl,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
“Crown,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2014
“Alchemy IV,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2013
“Alchemy III,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2012
“Alchemy II,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Day of the Dead V,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“15 Year Anniversary Retrospective,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Faces of Feminism,” White Spec Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Linearity,” MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011
“Me/We,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“SK8 or Die V,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Greetings and Salutations,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Year of the Rabbit,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010
“Home,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Little Things Mean a Lot,” Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Day of the Dead III,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Drawn,” Jill Celeste Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Contract Killings,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Cycle Through,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Femme Fatale,” WonderRoot Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Harbingers,” Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009
“SK8 or DIE IV,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Windows III,” Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
“Day of the Dead II,” Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008
“Day of the Dead,” Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“SK8OLOGY,” Koos Art Center, Long Beach, CA
“Hello My Name Is…,” Koos Art Center, Long Beach, CA

2007
“Untitled Love Project,” Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Art Papers,” Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA

2006
“Getting to Know You,” Headquarters Galerie, Montreal, Canada
“Art Papers,” Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
“the WHITE ELEPHANT show,” Mauve Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
“Square Foot,” Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Bunee Qee Fiesta,” APM Millennium City, Hong Kong, China
“Grumpy Freak Show,” AG Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2005
“Art Papers,” Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
“Cold Busted,” Defoor Center, Atlanta, GA
“re:Birth,” CherryLion Studios Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Hot and Bothered,” Vitale Gallery, St. Petersburgh, FL
“Sneaker Pimps,” Global touring show
“Toy2R World Tour,” Global touring show
“Graphic Noise,” Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Notable Collections

City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office
High Museum of Art

Education

BFA Design
Georgia State University

AFA Drawing & Painting
University of Georgia

Published Profiles

2022
“Artist Sanithna Phansavanh showcases Atlanta in new mural,” Good Day Atlanta, Fox 5 News, FOX

2021
“Human Exploration: The transitory and ethereal figures of Sanithna Phansavanh,” Atlanta InTown

2020
“The Blue Flame of Atlanta,” The New York Times
“Atlanta artist offers ‘free art’ for those who register to vote,” 11Alive News, NBC
“Atlanta Artist Offers Free Art To Encourage Voter Registration,” CW69, CBS
“Today in street art: Atlanta’s muralists turn to prints, doodles, virtual work amid Covid-19,” ArtsATL
“Culture Clash: Sanithna Phansavanh,” Creative Loafing
“Episode 21 x Sanithna Phansavanh,” homebody Podcast

2019
“Large-Scale Public Art, With Sanithna Phansavanh,” The Cultured Podcast

2017
“‘Persephone’; ‘My Son The Waiter’; & More,” City Lights with Lois Reitzes, WABE, NPR

2014
“Painter Sanithna Phansavanh Has Mad R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” The Hundreds
“Q & A | Artist Sanithna Phansavanh,” CommonCreativ

Selected Patrons and Partners

adidas
American Cancer Society
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta United FC
AT&T
The Atlanta Mission
Cartoon Network
City of Atlanta
City of Decatur
Facebook / Meta
Forward, Warrior!
Heineken
High Museum of Art
Historic Oakland Cemetery
Living Walls
MailChimp
Monday Night Brewing
Orpheus Brewing
OuterSpace Project
PepsiCo
Ponce City Market
Red Bull
Songs for Kids
Wellstar Health System