Born 1986, Krissadank Intasorn (Opal) is an artist from Chiang Rai, Thailand. He graduated with BFA (Painting) from Chiang Mai University in Thailand (2009) and is currently pursuing MFA (Visual Arts/Painting) at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He deals with the subject of an independent-spirited homosexual living among Lanna society in Thailand. Societal values have been set in place by beliefs, faith and mythology passed on over long period of time. He expresses his wrath against old culture and rules decisively through his paintings using many mediums such as Sa paper, wood and including mixed media. While his works bring to mind traces of historical Lanna culture, the use of traditional techniques is at odd with the thinking of a new generation.
Krissadank has participated in numerous group exhibitions frequently at national level, notably The 58th National Exhibition of Art and The 23rd Toshiba: Bring Good Things to Life Art Competition in Thailand Museum – National Gallery, Bangkok as well as shown overseas with gallery in Vietnam. He won many awards such as Second Prize in Semi-traditional Thai Painting at The 34th Bua Luang Paintings Exhibition 2012, Award winner for The 2nd Asia Plus Art Exhibition (2012) and The 28th Exhibition of Contemporary Art by Young Artists on the Occasion of Silpa Bhirasri Day (2011). He has received several scholarships including one from General Prem Tinsulanonda Statesman Foundation (2012) and another to visit International art exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia in Venice, Italy (2011).
2013 – MFA (Visual Arts/Painting), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2009 – BFA (Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.