Sunny Apinchapong-Yang

Website
www.apinchapong.blogspot.com
Medium
Oil

Sunny Apinchapong-Yang was born in Bangkok Thailand, where his Chinese parents settled in 1940. Sunny arrived in the United States in 1970, receiving his first formal art instruction at the Cal State University, Los Angeles and the Art Center Collge of Design, earning both B.A and M.A.degrees in fine art.

In 1977, Sunny began four years as a scholarship student studying painting at the Sergei Bongart School of Art in Los Angeles and later worked as Mr. Bongart’s assistant in teaching at the L.A. school as well as at his Summer Workshops in Idaho.

From 1987-1990, Sunny worked for an animation studio in Dublin, Ireland and also participated in local exhibitions including a one-man exhibition at the Polo-One Gallery.

In 2005, fifteen years after moving back to the United States, Sunny was invited back to have another one-man exhibition, this time at the Oriel Gallery in Dublin, where he is still represented.

He has had several one-man exhibitions with the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Wa., and represented by Morseburg Gallery, Gallery Gabrie , has won numerous awards for his paintings in regional competitions and held private workshops around the country.
Sunny is a Signature Member of California Art Club and also the member of Oil Painters of America.

After 25 years of working for a major studios such as Walt Disney Studios, Dreamworks and Sony Animation. Sunny has retired to pursuit a life long passion in Fine Arts.

In 2014, Sunny has just published a book, “Intuitive Painting; a retrospective”, A hard covered coffee table format, printed on a high quality paper, over 200 images (11x12x1.2 inches) including Oil paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Animations.