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Bertozzi & Casoni
Faiza Butt
Szelit Cheung
Vittoria Chierici
Christopher Doyle
Naiza Khan
Abbas Kiarostami
Kesang Lamdark
Lee Mingwei
Ma Desheng
Erbossyn Meldibekov
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Tenzing Rigdol
Leang Seckon
Tsherin Sherpa
Elisa Sighicelli
Nicole Wong
Tsherin Sherpa
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Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1968, Tsherin Sherpa currently works between California and Kathmandu. When he was twelve years old, he began studying traditional Tibetan thangka painting with his father, Master Urgen Dorje Sherpa, a renowned thangka artist from Ngyalam, Tibet. After studying computer science and Mandarin in Taiwan, he returned to Nepal, where he collaborated with his father on several important projects, including thangka and monastery mural paintings. In 1998, Sherpa immigrated to California; there, he began to explore his own style – reimagining traditional tantric motifs, symbols, colours and gestures, which he resolutely  placed in contemporary compositions.

The artist represented Nepal at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 with his solo exhibition Tales of Muted Spirits – Dispersed Threads – Twisted Shangri-La. He has exhibited across the United States, Europe and Asia, including in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), Brisbane (2015); Beyond the Mandala – Contemporary Art from Tibet (2011), Volte Gallery, Mumbai, in collaboration with Rossi & Rossi London; Scorching Sun of Tibet (2010), Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing; Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond (2010), Rubin Museum of Art, New York, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas; Buddha in the Hood (2010), Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont; Sacred Images: Thangka Painting (2007), Alta Galleria, Berkeley, California; and Contemporary Thangka (2007), Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California. He has also held solo exhibitions at Rossi & Rossi London (2012 and 2018) and Hong Kong (2016).

Selected Works
The Mother and the Cubs
2022
Highland Tibetan wool and Chnese silk wrap cotton
167 x 122 cm
The Tak
2022
Highland tibetan wool and chinese silk wrap cotton
167 x 122 cm
UFO (Unidentified Fettering Organization) No.3
2016
Acrylic, ink and gold pen on cotton
110.5 x 142.25 cm
UFO (Unidentified Fettering Organization) No. 2
2016
Acrylic, ink and gold pen on cotton
108 x 140 cm
54 Views of Wisdom and Compassion
2013
Acrylic and ink on canvas
54 panels, 51 x 51 cm each
Fly High
2016
Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
94 x 79 cm
Things That Pop in my Mind
2009
Acrylic and gold leaf on paper
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Luxation 2
2016
Acrylic on cotton
16 panels, each 46 x 46 cm (18 x 18 in)
Painted Lady
2019-2020
Acrylic and ink on canvas
183 x 122 cm (72 x 48 in)
Red Admiral
2019-2020
Acrylic and ink on canvas
183 x 122 cm (72 x 48 in)
Exhibitions
Tsherin Sherpa at Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
May 25
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May 29, 2022
Spirits Empowered
Mar 6
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Apr 24, 2021
I want...I have...I hope
Oct 1
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Nov 30, 2018
Beautiful Decay
Sep 24
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May 11, 2016
Active Blur
Dec 4
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Jan 21, 2016
Parallel Realities: Contemporary Tibetan Art
Oct 26
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Jan 31, 2015
Impermanence
Jun 21
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Aug 24, 2014
Same:Difference
Dec 9
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Jan 23, 2014
Tibetan Spirit
Oct 12
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Nov 29, 2012
Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond
Jun 11
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Oct 18, 2010