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Ponnapa Prakkamakul is a painter and a landscape architect based in Massachusetts who explores the painting process as a tool to experience, understand, and connect with her surrounding environment. Through her work, she aims to gain a better understanding of cultural displacement and isolation issues as an immigrant. Ponnapa holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design where she received Lowthorpe Fellowship Award upon graduation. She is also a recipient of David Bethuel Jamieson Artist of Color Residency & Fellowship at C-Scape Dune Shack in Provincetown, Residence Lab’s artist-in-residence program at Pao Arts Center in Boston, and Manoog Family Artist Residency program at the Plumbing Museum in Watertown with four paintings in the museum’s permanent collection. Her work has also been exhibited in several galleries in the greater Boston area including Fountain Street Gallery, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Boston Society of Architecture, the Gallery at Brookline Art Center, Gallery 263, and Gallery Z. Additionally, Ponnapa’s hybrid digital drawings have been published in the book Representing Landscapes by Nadia Amoroso, the international Journal Landscape Architecture Frontiers, and featured on the cover of the international peer-reviewed design magazine Topos. Her website: