Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (b. 1957) is a prominent Thai artist whose work often examines death and lamentation. She received her M.F.A. from Silpakorn University in Thailand. In 2005, her work was chosen to represent Thailand at the Thai Pavilion, at the fifty-first Venice Biennale. She has also participated in the Gwangju Biennale and the Taipei Biennale, and in many solo and group exhibitions both in Thailand and abroad. A detailed bio and a portfolio of her work may be found here.