/ ARTIST / 2023

BKKIF Artist  
ARTIST: Por Thunwarath
COUNTRY: Thailand
Por Thunwarath is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Bangkok. She has a deep passion for publication. With attention to detail and a dedication to craftsmanship, she quietly observes and reflects upon mundane objects, using them as a medium to convey intricate stories through her drawings. Her lifelong aspiration has been to work as a book cover designer.

"Final service for the deceased, collecting and sweeping away the fragments of life.” —Biblio Publishing

Cover design for Biblio Publishing, Cleaning the Dead’s House by Kim Wan

“To keep something wild is far more difficult than to preserve it.” —Agatha Christie

Cover design for Words Publishing, Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

“Love can be a very frightening thing. That is why most great love stories are tragedies.” —Agatha Christie

“Ten Little Soldier Boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.” —Agatha Christie

“One Little Soldier Boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.” —Agatha Christie

“Everybody thinks and feels differently as the years go by, don’t they?” —Big Edith Bouvier Beale, Grey Gardens

"Ama", Grandmother

As the oldest daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother; cooking has always been my grandmother’s great responsibility. Her true self has been hidden behind the kitchen's smoke all along.

Read the story of my grandmother at

"Lao Yi Yi", Second Great Aunt

As a successful businesswoman who introduced 7-UP to Thailand around 30 years ago, one part of her heart always remains a shadow of a little girl and her dad, who loved to drink 7-UP as much as his life. For them, 7UP serves as a proof of their close father-daughter relationship.

Read the story of my second great aunt and my great-grandfather at

"Mama", Mother

Some dishes can be passed down through generations because of the continuing tradition. But it might end in my generation.

Read the archive of my family recipe at

"Lao Tuo Gim", First Great Aunt

Marriage can be likened to a cultural exchange program, where a daughter-in-law like my first great aunt, can bring diversity in food and living.

Read the story of what my first great aunt brought to my family at