Chalermsak Chuenrin was born on December 11, 1954. He began woodcarving at the age of 14, learning from master artist Manop Kiwkum. He is known as a realistic woodcarvings of Thai women. His work is renowned for celebrating the Thai people.
In 2002, Chuenrin received the Petch Rajabhat-Petch Lannaan Award from Chiangmai Rajabaht University. This award recognizes individuals who devote their lives to creating, teaching and spreading the arts and beauty of Thai culture.
He continues to work and teach his students not just woodcarving, but to love by the saying “to be a good person, one must do good not just once, but for the rest of their lives.” He lives with his family near Chiangmai.