Nomination for Sovereign Art Prize 2010


2018 Book Launch, Signing & Retrospective Exhibition: Mercure Vientiane
2017 i:cat Gallery, Vientiane, Laos

Private Exhibit at Mercure Vientiane

2015 Saaifone Fine Art Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

Bergramoff Gallery, Belgium, Brussels

Mercure Vientiane Hotel, Vientiane, Laos

2014 Beverly Hills Art Show, California, USA

Saaifone Fine Art Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

2013 T’Shop Lai Gallery, Vientiane, Laos

Saaifone Fine Art Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

2012 Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

Saaifone Fine Art Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos

2011 Saaifone Contemporary Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

Tita Maerim Galley, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Art Basel Miami International Art Fair, Miami USA

2010 La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos

Saaifone Contemporary Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

2009 Saaifone Contemporary Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos
2008 La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos

Sin Sin Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Saaifone Contemporary Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

2007 The Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
2006 Saaifone Contemporary Gallery, Luang Prabang, Laos

Axis Contemporary Gallery, Calgary, Canada

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada

Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC

The Alliance Francaise, Canada

2005 Phou Vao Pansea, Laos

Francis Engelmann Gallery, Laos

2004 Newsom Delorme, Bragg Creek, Canada
2003 “A Fleeting Passage of Quiet Moments”, Settha Palace, Vientiane, Laos

Novotel Hotel, Vientiane, Laos

2002 “Monks in June Rain”, Bhuran Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2001 “Nostalgia”, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Vientiane, Laos
2000 “Impressions of a Monsoon Country”, Artfolio Gallery, Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Guest of Honour: Her Excellency Ms. Doreen Steidle, Canadian High Commissioner to Singapore

1999 “A Canadian Context”, Artfolio Gallery, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
1998 Master’s Gallery, Calgary, Canada
1997 Pleasures of Living Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
1995 Royal Riverside Garden Marriott Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Guest of Honour: His Excellency, Mr. von Nostitz, Canadian Ambassador Thailand

1994 Sojourn Gallery, Calgary, Canada
1993 Kobayashi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Villa de la Rosa, Vientiane, Laos
1991 Skyline Plaza Hotel, Calgary, Canada

Guest of Honour: Mary Dover

1990  “A Touch of Ginger”, Calgary, Canada
1988 The Stephen Lowe Gallery, Calgary, Canada

The Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge, Canada

1987 The Sterkman Jones Gallery, Calgary, Canada


The Honolulu Academy of Contemporary Arts Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
1985 The French Institute of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
1984 The Hiraya Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
1983 The Lahaina Arts Society, Maui, Hawaii
1982 The A.R.T. Beasley Gallery, San Diego, California
1981 The Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge, Canada
1979 The Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge, Canada
1978-80 The Lethbridge Theatre Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada



Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Singapore Museum, Singapore.



Amoco Canada Petroleum, Calgary, Canada

Gulf Oil Canada, Calgary, Canada

Simmons Drilling Company Ltd., Calgary, Canada

Agriteam Canada, Calgary, Canada

Canadian Airlines International, Calgary, Canada

Bay Isle Financial Corporation, San Francisco, California, USA

Swedish Forestry Corporation, Vientiane, Laos

Brownlee LLP Barristers and Solicitors, Calgary, Canada

PTT (Thai Petroleum Authority), Bangkok, Thailand


Cristina Marolda, Rome, Italy

Jon Gaunt & Pany Sayavongs, Vientiane, Laos

Alain Delsahat & Soukprasay Sithimolada, Vientiane, Laos

Ron & Myrna Ghitter, Calgary, Canada

His Excellency & Mrs. Hartwick, US Ambassador to Laos

Gary Pollock & Patricia Frame, Oakland, California

Maurice & Ratsamy Viphakone-Szafran, Paris, France.

Mr. Senjaku Nakamura, The Grand Kabuki of Tokyo, Japan

Mr. & Mrs. Seymour Krasner, New York, New York

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Overgoor, Amsterdam, Holland

Ms. Jean A. H. Smith, London, England

Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Sector, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ackroyd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mr. & Mrs. Bruno de Taste, Melbourne, Australia

Mr. & Mrs. Holmes Brown, Washington, DC

Dr. & Mrs. F. E. L. Priestly, Toronto, Canada

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Foord, Calgary, Canada

Christopher Yeo, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Bob Brown & Joyce Miyashita, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Mr. Edwin Coyler, Manchester, England

Mr. & Mrs. Christian Lagrange, Singapore

Mr. & Mrs. Neil Smith, Kelowna, British Columbia

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Rappaport, Bronxville, New York, USA

Betti Deutsch, Seattle, Washington, USA

Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, Kildare, Ireland

Mr. Andreas Rose, Frankfurt, Germany

Donna Nairn & Gene Kalinka, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Paul Walker & Raymond Evans, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tan Sri Ahmad Kamil Jaafar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Christoph Rotzetter, Bern, Switzerland

Torsten & Stefanie Schulz, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Art & Brenda Dyck, Calgary, Alberta


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  2. Sian E. Jay. “Painting from Memory” in The Straits Times (Singapore). October 17, 2000.
  3. Winterman, Charlie. “Monsoon Moments” in fah Thai. Nov/Dec 2006.
  4. Findlay, Ian. “Timeless Moments” in Asian Art News (18:1) Jan/Feb 2008.
  5. Sommers, Carla. “A Break in the Clouds” in Sarika. Apr/Jun 2007.
  6. Alexander, Rob. “Thavonsouk’s work explores ‘elegance of simplicity’” in Canmore Leader, September 27, 2007.
  7. Shroof-Gander, Sooni. “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” in Kee: The Magazine for Kee Players (30). Hong Kong, October 2007.
  8. Oelrichs, Catherine. “Natural Selection” in Perspective. Hong Kong, December 2007.
  9. Mulquiney, Vanessa. “10 Asian Gems” in Fah Thai. Sept/Oct 2009.
  10. Murrills, Angela. “Through the Haze” in Nuvo. Summer 2010. Toronto, Canada.
  11. Eastly, C. “Where Paint & Passion Meet” in Society Lifestyle (3:15). Jan/Feb 2011. Vientiane Capital, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
  12. Young, Suzy. “Lao-Canadian artist brings artistic treats to Vientiane” in Vientiane Times, February 25, 2013.
  13. Eastly, C. “The Art of Thép Thavonsouk” in Lifestyle Magazine, April 2015.
  14. Eastly, C. “The Art of Thép Thavonsouk: Where Paint & Passion Meet” in Champa Muong Lao, April 2015.
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  16. Ludwig, Sabine. “Thép Thavonsouk’s sight of the world.” http://sl4artglobal. September 2015.
  17. Teppalath, V. “Cultural preservation, spirituality central to Lao-Canadian’s oeuvre” in Vientiane Times, March 13, 2017.


Baccalauréat from Lyceé de Vientiane, Vientiane, Laos.

Fulbright Scholar, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. (Degree in International Relations with Art minor.)

Professional Diploma in Education, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada.

Studied under Master Artists in Taiwan & Japan.