Varinthorn Christopher (also known as the Siamese Buckaroo) is of Thai-Mon descent. Varinthorn was born in Bangkok, Thailand during the middle of a Coup d'état and immigrated into the United States when she was 20 years old. She received her Master of Fine Art in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. Varinthorn has exhibited at several venues including Exit Underground (Exit Art, New York), Portland City Hall, New York City Conflux Festival, Project Row House (Houston, Texas), Disjecta (Portland, Oregon), and the PICA Time Based Art Festival. She has also recently co-authored articles in Mental Health, Religion & Culture and the Art Journal. Varinthorn is an adjunct professor at Portland State University (digital media and time design) and Portland Community College (photography).
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