Piamrak Hattakitkosol, or “Ping Hatta” in short, was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to New York City at the age of eighteen. She is a New York-based fashion illustrator, lingerie designer, maker, and live portrait artist working in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Her work is a visual diary of her life, capturing moments and bringing out the best character in people with a sense of humor. She is recognized by her bold, graffiti-inspired style of quirky, playful characters with pointy eyeliners and a touch of fashion world’s personalities. She also specializes in on-site live portrait sketching for corporate and private clients. She works across a variety of different media, including markers, print, acrylic, embroidery, and textiles.
Bright, bold – and sometimes, funny – is how Ping Hatta perceives fashion. Her recent works celebrate the excitement (and the unexpected) that the fashion industry brought into the world. The series also pays homage to the world’s renowned fashion designers: Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Junya Watanabe, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Hatta also brings together her favorite elements – exaggerated silhouettes, quirky confidence, street-art-inspired girl characters, and the indispensable razor-sharp eyeliners.
She has been featured in publications such as American Illustration and her works have garnered international attention including Anna Sui, Del Pozo, Dolce Gabbana, Marc Jacobs Instagrams. Her works have been exhibited in a few galleries in Bangkok, Thailand.
Apart from art and lingerie design, she is a singer, voice-over artist, tap dance instructor, and recently started an online greeting card shop – Ping Hatta. Studio. She also co-founded LOOP Fairtrade, a non-profit organization that empowers Ecuadorian artisans through crafts and design. When she is not doing all of the above, she volunteers as a contributor for Thai Artists in New York (TANY), enjoys watching cat videos, reading about psychology, and she has a deep (caffeinated) love for specialty coffee.