Tharinee is a community-based artist and activist who found limitations as a starting point for seemingly endless creativity and possibility. She has been involved in community-based art and events since 2008. She specializes in creating socially engaged art activities. She uses upcycling techniques to reduce community waste management problems while also generating better incomes and living quality for others. In 2019, Tharinee established “Studio UpCircle” as an organization drawing collaboration from artists, designers, and social workers in order to generate income for community residents, particularly those living in slum areas.