Araya Rasdjarmerearnsook was born in 1957 in Trad, Thailand. She received both her BFA and MFA in graphic art at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok. After that, she continued her studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig in Germany, where she received another MFA in 1994. She has participated in expositions in places like Bangkok, Baltimore, Stockholm and several biennials in e.g. Sydney and Istanbul.