Surasit Saokong was born on November 13, 1949, in Roi-et. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting form Silpakorn University in 1973. Currently, he is an instructor in the Fine Arts Department at Phayap Campus in Chiang Mai. Surasit was awarded third prize in the National Art Exhibition in 1974, 1980, and 1982. He won second prizein 1981, He also received “top award winner” prize in the Contemporary Art Exhibition sponsored by Thai Farmers Bank in 1982, and the gold medal in the Bua Luang Art Exhibition in 1983. In 1981, he was named an Outstanding Teacher by the Teachers Council of Chiang Mai province. Surasit has also served on the judging committee at numerous art competitions around Thailand. In 1996 and 1997, for example, he was a judge for the annual Contemporary Art Exhibition sponsored by Thai Farmers Bank.
The artist’s works are on display, among other places, at the Bank of Thailand, the Thai Investment and Securities Public Co., Ltd., the Singapore Art Museum, the Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan.