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Sisavanh Phouthavong

Sisavanh Phouthavong was born in Vientiane, Laos in 1976. Her paintings has been exhibited nationally at venues including Hunter Museum of American Art, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, The Reece Museum and upcoming exhibitions at the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Gadsden Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street International, Click_Bait, Create Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, The Tennessean, The Pinch Journal Publication, Voices of America and The Next Door Neighbor. Permanent collections include: Hunter Museum of American Art, American Embassy, Paramaribo, Suriname; Legacies of War Office, Washington, D.C.; Tennessee State Museum; Pinnacle Bank, Memphis and Nashville, TN. Phouthavong earned her BFA from the University of Kansas and her MFA at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL. She is a recipient of the 2017 Tennessee Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for 2D and the 2019 Artfield’s winner for the category painting. She lives and works at Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is a Professor of Painting at Middle Tennessee State University.

Projects
Scattered Box: Clustered Bomblets - Sisavanh Phouthavong

Scattered Box: Clustered Bomblets

Scattered Box: Clustered Bomblets UXO Laos 270 million Dropped, 2020
Resin, wood, reflective sheet
34" x 24" x 5"

Each of the bomblets was made by hand and includes laser engraved numbers and text. The plastic bomblets were made to be colorful and toy-like in order to not only raise awareness but also comment on the many young victims that continue to be maimed or killed by unexploded ordnance (UXO) yearly in the beautiful landscape of Laos. This is an ongoing body of work.

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