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b. Khao-I-Dang, Thailand
Raised in Lowell, Massachusetts

Research Interests

Intersections of politics, religion, and queerness in postcolonial Southeast Asia; migration, mobility, and encampment; diaspora studies; Buddhist visual modernity; animism and performance; ethnocultural kinship and anarchist studies; queer affect

2025    MFA, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2022    Post-baccalaureate in Studio Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2018     BFA, Studio for Interrelated Media, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Awards and Honors

2024-25  Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Academic Year, Cornell SEAP
2024  Individual Grant, Cornell Council for the Arts
2024  Helen Swank Research Travel Grant, Cornell Southeast Asia Program
2024  Einaudi International Research Travel Grant, Cornell University
2024  Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Summer, Cornell SEAP
2024  Freedom of Expression Exhibition Grant, Cornell Council for the Arts
2023  John Hartell Graduate Award for Art, Cornell AAP
2022-23  Fulbright Student Research Grant, Thailand, U.S. Department of State
2018  Departmental Honors, Studio for Interrelated Media
2018  Barbara Grad Auction Award
2017  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, U.S. Department of State
2017  Morton R. Godine Travel Fellowship
2017  Rob Moore Grant in Painting

Solo Exhibitions

(Upcoming) No More Blue Horizons, Kroch Asia Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
(Upcoming) You Are From My Past Life,  Kalm Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand
(Upcoming) TBD,  Pteah Chas, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
I love the way you see the world, but why can’t you see me?Experimental Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Waiting for Enlightenment, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

(Upcoming) The Future is Not Binary, Denison Museum, Granville, OH
(Upcoming) Surviving Together, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA
Freedom of Expression, Hartell Gallery, Ithaca, NY

over and over, Experimental Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Connections II, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
Out of Service, Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Sutures (curated by Suriya Khuth), Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul
Bad Service, Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

if we want it (collaboration with Melissa Teng), Art on the Marquee, Boston, MA

Free Form (juried by Ben S. Wallace), Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Senior Exhibition, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA
Space (curated by Savanna Nelson), North Crackatorium Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
Series 4, Student Life Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
Perpetual Collapse, Godine Family Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA

Contact List, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK
Sent From a Pure Moment, Godine Family Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
Echo, Godine Family Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
Brujas in Boston: Board Auction (curated by Julian Cintron, May Singleton-Kahn),
    Godine Family Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
(in)visibility: a queer artist collective (curated by Archie Snow, Austen Shumway,
    Moon Decker), Godine Family Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA

Process Is (curated by Marissa Cote, Jackiie Popjes), Student Life Gallery,
    MassArt, Boston, MA
You Think It's ____, But It's Really ____. (curated by Allison Maria Rodriguez),
    Midway Gallery, Boston, MA
Congratulations! You have a new Match! (curated by ellen.gif, Craig Waddell),
    North Crackatorium Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA

Curatorial Projects

You must not stand in one place ↗ (co-curated with Melissa Teng), Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

Homecoming, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA
In a Domestic Partnership (It's Complicated),How's Howard?, Boston
like nobody is watching, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

Point of Departure (co-curated with Marissa Cote Jackiie Popjes), Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA

Select Press and Publications

Dean, James, “Art exhibition to explore freedom of expression theme,” Cornell Chronicle, February 19, 2024, https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2024/02/art-exhibition-explore-freedom-expression-theme

Karr, William, “Influences, connections: 2nd CVA Resident exhibition opens in Fowler-Kellogg,” The Chautauqua Daily, July 20, 2022, https://chqdaily.com/2022/07/influences-connections-2nd-cva-resident-exhibition-opens-in-fowler-kellogg/

Teng, Melissa Q., “Wait... Remember Your Lover,” Waiting for Enlightenment (Exhibition Catalog), Published by Distillery Gallery, June 2022, PDF ↗

Hanesworth, Ian, “Sutures: An Interview with Michael Khuth,” Sixty Inches From Center, May 17, 2022, https://www.sixtyinchesfromcenter.org.dream.website/sutures-an-interview-with-michael-khuth/

Khuth, Suriya, “Sutures,” Sutures (Exhibition Catalog), Published by the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Emerging Curators Institute, October 2021, pg. 11, PDF ↗

Cote, Marissa, “like nobody is watching,” (Artist Interview) Godine Family Gallery Catalog, Published by Studio for Interrelated Media, MassArt, 2019, pg. 58, PDF ↗

Gill, Gabriel, “Perpetual Collapse at the Godine Family Gallery,” Big Red & Shiny, March 2, 2018, https://bigredandshiny.org/38991/perpetual-collapse-at-the-godine-family-gallery-at-massart/

Kapplow, Heather, “It’s Art, It’s Queer. It’s Here to Stay,” DigBoston, June 7, 2017, https://digboston.com/its-art-its-queer-its-here-to-stay/

Gallagher, R., Fenner, D., Young Angel Midnight: An Emerging Generation in the Arts in Lowell, Bootstrap Press, October 2011

Guest Speaking, Panels, and Presentations


Panelist: “Affect and Memory in Northern Khmer Traditional Music,”  Media in Everyday Life, Syntopia: 1st National Symposium on Media, Arts, and Design, Chiang Mai University, Jul 26, Thailand.


Panelist (Artist Talk): Seeing New Potentialities, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Nov 16, online.

Relevant Teaching and Work Experience

Graduate Assistant, Painting: Language of Painting with Carl Ostendarp,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Graduate Assistant, Print Media: The Cultures of Print
with Elisabeth Meyer, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Graduate Assistant, Contemporary Art Practice Through Drawing
with Ashley Teamer, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Research Assistant and Khmer Interpreter for Khathaleeya Liamdee, Ph.D., Institute of Asian Studies (fieldwork in Sa Kaeo and Trat provinces, Thailand), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Artist-in-Residence, Media Arts and Design, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Artist-in-Residence, Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY

Teaching Assistant in the Department of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

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