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Chath pierSath

Chath pierSath
Profession: Visual Artist
Location: Phnom Penh , Cambodia
URL: http://www.saklapel.org
URL: http://ecommunity.uml.edu/bridge/review5/piersa...
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Languages spoken: English, French and Khmer
Mobile phone: 855-121-603-870
Emergency notes: Contact 978-779-6423.
Last login: over 8 years ago
Member since: 07 Jan 2007 04:01


In 1979, Chath PierSath and his family crossed the Cambodian border into Thailand to escape the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in his homeland. The family’s first stop was the Aranyaprathet Refugee Camp. With the help of his brother and aunt, he and his sister came to America in 1981, and lived first in Boulder, Colorado. He is a graduate of World College West in California, with a degree in international service and development. He later earned a master’s degree in Community Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In recent years, he has lived in both Cambodia and Lowell, where he works to improve each of his communities.

Chath’s writing, acting, and painting are strong reflections of his commitment to telling the story of the Cambodian War and of the rebuilding of Cambodian culture. His poem, “A Letter to My Mother,” appears in Children of the Killing Fields: Memoirs of Survivors, compiled by Dith Pran and edited by Kim DePaul (Yale University Press, 1997). His paintings were included in the exhibition “The Spirit of Cambodia … a Tribute” at Providence College in 2002 and in “Emerging Voices/Healing Souls: Contemporary Cambodian Artists in the Aftermath of War,” a 2003 exhibition at the Brush Gallery and Studios in Lowell. His poetry appeared in the first issue of The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture in 1997.

When in Cambodia, Chath exhibited with other Cambodian artists at Java Cafe and Gallery, Alliance Français, and Cambodian Living Art House in 2003. He is currently residing in Cambodia painting for his upcoming solo exhibit at Java Cafe, titled “Lights and Shadows”, a series of paintings depicting the goods and the bads of his daily experience living in his homeland. His writings, poems and daily diary to his American friends by e-mail, telling of his every day experiences in Cambodia, are featured in the Bridge Review, an online journal of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, along with a selection of his paintings.

His other paintings can be viewed at www.saklapel.org.


Recent Post

Upcoming exhibit, Lights and Shadows, opens January 18

January 18, anyone living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia can come and see my first solo art exhibit, Lights and Shadows, at Java Café and Gallery, on No. 56E1, Sihanouk (St. 274). Contact phone: 012-833-512. Exhibit opens at 7 PM, a series of new paintings by Chath pierSath, Cambodian-Artist currently living and working in Phnom Penh.

11 Jan 2007 15:01 | 1 replies


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