SUSHMA SHAKYA
Visual Artist, Nepal

Academic Background:

  • 2015 Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (Printmaking), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Advanced Painting), Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • 2004 Diploma in Fine Arts, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • 2000 Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Award:

  • 2013: “Special Award on Contemporary Sculpture”, 3rd National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2013: “Special Award on Woodcut” Folk Arts Department, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2009: “The Himalayan Artist Award” (The award was established in memory of renowned travel artist Murray Zanoni to support young artists in the Himalayan region.)

Grant and Residency:

  • 2018: “AIR_MCUBE” artist in residency ninth season, Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2018: “International Art Sojourn” Sri Sri University, Odisha, India
  • 2016: A 3 week Residency organized by Kalakirti Art Gallery, Hyderbad, India
  • 2015: Residence Artists’, Bikalpa Art Center, Lalitpur Nepal
  • 2014: “Local Women Artists Residency”, Classic Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2013: Marpha Artist in Residency Program
  • 2011: “Artist in the City-Urbanization and Urban culture”, Interactive Mapping and Archiving Center, Nepal
  • 2010: “Glocalization of Art: Contemporary Art Practice”, Lasana, Nepal
  • 2009/10: One year residency program sponsored by Australian Himalayan Foundation, Nepal

Symposium:

  • 2016: Second International Symposium on Art For Nature, Langtang National Park, Rasuwa, Nepal
  • 2012: MT. Everest-8848 ART Project I “Journey Towards Our Future” – A visual art symposium on UPCYCLING of waste material from Mt. Everest, organized by Da Mind Tree and The Act Club, Nepal

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2010: “Chaitya” Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2007: “Fragmented Memories”, Baryo Fiesta, Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Collaborative works:

  • 2016: ” Life is Beautiful: Celebrating Adolescents”, Soltee Hotel, Kathmandu Nepal
  • 2011: “Shree Ganesh”, Nepal Art Council, Nepal
  • 2011: “Urbanization Elapse”, Nepal Art Council, Nepal
  • 2011: “Mother Earth”, City Hall, Nepal
  • 2010: “Sakaali Nakaali”, Lasanaa Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2009: “Women and Nature”, Pokhara, Nepal
  • 2006: Collaborative Backdrop Painting Exhibition, British Council, Kathmandu, Nepal

Group Exhibitions (Selected):

  • 2018: “Himalayan Art Festival – 2018”, organized by E-Arts Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2018: “Amalgam – 2018”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2018: “Finding The Roots”, M_Cube Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2018: “Solo International Art Exhibition”, Solo, Central Java, Indonesia
  • 2018: “1st Print Biennale India 2018”, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan,New Delhi, India
  • 2018: “Seduction of Printmaking”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2018: “Kathmandu Vintage”, Gallery Colors Corridor, Lado Sarai, Delhi, India
  • 2018: “International Painting Exhibition”, Sri Sri University, Odisha, India
  • 2017: “Mumbai Art Festival”, Chhatrapait Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, India
  • 2017: “Women in Art” Music Art Gallery, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2017: “Himalayan Art Festival-2017”, Nepal Art Council, Babermahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2017: “Crossing the Boarder”, Siddhartha Art Gallery
  • 2017: “Print Making Exhibition”, Siddhartha Art Gallery
  • 2016: “Art for Nature II”, Nepal Art Council, Babermahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2016: “Art Without Borders – Part II”, Nepal Art Council
  • 2016: Wood & Linocut Prints, Pokhara Art Gallery, Pokhara, Nepal
  • 2016: “Art for Nature I” Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2016: Open Studio Exhibition, Bikalpa Art Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2016: “Art for Nature”, Taragaon Museum, Bauddha, Nepal
  • 2015: “Samanata”- group women art exhibition organized by NAFA (Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2014: 16th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • 2014: Art Fair – 2014, Park Gallery, Pulchowk, Nepal
  • 2014: “Shatakon”, Patan Museum, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2014: “Expression of Six Women Artists”, Classic Art Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2014: “Artists Unite, Call for Action in Support of Flood Relief”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2014: “Mt. Everest-8848 Art Project I – life cycle” – Sweden
  • 2014: “Amalgam 2014”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2014: “4th National Exhibition of Fine Art” organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2014: Litho and Etching Prints by five young artists, Newa Chen Art Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2013: “Woodpecker Woodcut Prints Exhibition”, Sarwanam Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2013: “Exhibition of Prints” organized by NAFA (Nepal Academy of Fine Arts), Department of Painting in collaboration with Bindu, a space for artists
  • 2013: “Sirjana Shakti” organized by Folk Arts Department, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2013: “Panorama 24” an exhibit of 24 Nepalese contemporary artists, Bikalpa Art Center, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2013: “3rd National Exhibition of Fine Arts” organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2013: Open Studio, Gallery Mcube, Nepal
  • 2013: Exhibition of the final and semifinal works of “The U.S. Embassy Art Competition” coordinated by Kathmandu University, U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu
  • 2012: MT. Everest-8848 ART Project I “Journey Towards Our Future”, exhibited at five different venues in Nepal
  • 2012: “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World” Mandala Theatre Premises, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2012: “Arts of Nepal”, USA
  • 2012: “Under the Bodhi Tree” Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2012: “Serendipity” Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, USA
  • 2012: “Art from the Earth”, Kamal Kunj (The USA Ambassador Residency), Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2011: “Dropping in on Development” organized by Water Aid in Nepal
  • 2011: “Shree Ganesh” Art Exhibition organized by SCC, Nepal Art Council, Nepal
  • 2011: “National Art Exhibition- 2068” organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2010: “World Expo – 2010” Shanghai, China
  • 2009: “Voices Silent no Longer” organized by Lasanaa at P.S.M. Art Gallery, Pokhara, Nepal
  • 2009: “Unifying – A Woman’s World”, art exhibition organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery at Hotel de l’Annapurna, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2008: “Amalgam 2008”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2007: “Yuwaa” Group Exhibition organized by Sutra at KU Centre for Art and Design, Mandikhatar, Nepal
  • 2007: “Graduation Show 2007”, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2006: “Jazzmandu” Painting/ Photography Exhibition, Hotel Shangri- La, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2006: Painting Exhibition, Nepal British Society, Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2006: End Year Exhibition, KU Centre for Art and Design, Singha Art Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2006: Atlier – 2 Group Show, Canada
  • 2005: Exhibition by Nepali Artist Nagoya, Japan
  • 2005: Nepalese Artist’s Group Show, Japan
  • 2005: 36th National Art and Craft Exhibition, NAFA, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2004: “Emerging Voices”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2000: Paubha Exhibition, Patan Museum, Nepal
  • 1997: “Paubha and Newari Cultural Art” inaugurated by Her late queen Aishwary Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, Patan Museum, Nepal

Workshops /Seminars Conducted/Coordinated:

  • 2017: “A 11-day Mini Print Workshop” organized by Print Making Nepal
  • 2016: “A 5-day Woodcut & Linocut Printmaking Training Program” organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts held in Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal
  • 2016: Nepal Girl Summit, a four day pre-event workshop, Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, Nepal
  • 2015: “Printmaking Past and Present” one day seminar organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2015: “Folk Art in Printmaking”, a two day workshop organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2015: “Woodcut Printmaking” on the occasion of women’s day, organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2013: “Women’s Art Workshop2069 – Woodcut Print” organized by Folk Arts Department, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2010: “Serendipity” Experimental printmaking workshop, organized by Lasanaa and Sirjana College of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2010: “Glocalization of Art: Contemporary Art Practices” organized by Lasanaa, Nepal
  • 2009: “Voices Silent no Longer” – a three day workshop in Pokhara organized by Lasanaa, Nepal
  • 2009: “Voices Silent no Longer” – a three day workshop in Dharan organized by Lasanaa, Nepal

Workshop / Art Camp Attended (selected):

  • 2018: “International Art Camp II 2018”, Solo, Central Java, Indonesia
  • 2015: “Art for Nature” an international workshop organized by Relief Fund for Wildlife Victims, Chitwan Nation Park, Nepal
  • 2014: “A Day-Long Painting Workshop”, organized by Bivab, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sirjana College of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2014: “Digital Color and Archiving” in association with Canon, Gallery Mcube, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2013: “Woodpecker”, a 4 day woodcut print workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2013: “Ceramics Workshop” organized by Sculpture Department, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2013: “Women’s Art Workshop-2069” organized by Folk Arts Department, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2012: “Elimination of Violence against Women” organized by Aarohan-Gurukul and Centre for Awareness Promotion (CAP) at Kathmandu Int. Theater Festival
  • 2012: “Mechanism in Native Culture” a 5-day printmaking workshop organized by NAFA (Nepal Academy of Fine Arts)
  • 2012: “Under the Bodhi Tree” based on Ecology and Conservation, organized by WWF Nepal
  • 2012: Tribhuvan University and East London University – Etching Workshop, TU, Kathmandu
  • 2011: “Monsoon” a printmaking workshop, organized by Bindu, a space for artists, Nepal
  • 2011: “Wearable Art: Strength of Women” Part I and II – organized by Lasanaa and Sirjana College of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2010: “Art Appreciation”, Sirjana College of Fine Arts, Lazimpat, Nepal
  • 2010: “Glocalization of Art: Contemporary Art Practices” organized by Lasanaa, Nepal
  • 2010: “Interactive Art Through Social Media” organized by Space A and Art Nepal, Nepal
  • 2010: “Envisioning Live Art Hub: Collaborative Studio Model” organized by Lasanaa, Nepal
  • 2010: “Short Video Art Workshop” organized by Lasanaa and Space A, Nepal
  • 2009: “Voices Silent no Longer” – a three day workshop in Pokhara organized by Lasanaa, Nepal
  • 2009 : Based on the drama “The house with Mezzanine” by the Great Russian writer Anton Chekhov organized by Russian Centre of Science and Culture jointly with SathSath Theater (an N.G.O. working for deprived children), Nepal
  • 2007: A seven day art workshop organized by Sutra, Nepal
  • 2006: Sketch Workshops organized by Sutra at Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • 2006: “Shanti Ra Bikash”, Inter Fine Art College Art Workshop, NAFA, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2005: “Celebrating Line” KU Centre for Art and Design, Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • 2005: Women Art Workshop, Artists’ Society of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2004: A nine day Art Teachers’ workshop organized by KU Centre for Art and Design and Rato Bangala School, Nepal
  • 2001: “Early Childhood Development through the Arts” organized by Tashi Waldorf School, Nepal
  • 2000: “Teaching of Art” provided jointly by Rato Bangala School, Kathmandu and Bank Street College of Education, New York

Installations:

  • 2018: “Echoes of Universe”, M_Cube Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2016: “Nepal Diary 2072”, Bikalpa Art Center, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2013: “Naaga” site specific installation, Marpha, Nepal
  • 2012: “The Last Meal”, Kamal Kunj (U. S. Ambassador Residency) Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2011: “The Significance of Hygiene” on menstrual hygiene, Lalitpur Nepal
  • 2011: “Celebration”, Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • 2010: “Hundred and Eight I &II”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2007: “The Network”, Kathmandu University, Mandikatar, Nepal

Video Art:

  • 2010: “Load Shedding” (a short video art)

Art Projects Involved:

  • 2006: Backdrop painting project led by British artist Loren Beven
  • 2005: A ten-day site specific installation art project led by French artist/photographer Georges Rousse at Bhaktapur and Panauti
  • 2003: Artwork for the puppets for the Civics Education kit developed by Rato Bangala

Professional Job Experiences:

  • Since 2011 August: Lecturer Trinity International College, Kathmandu, Nepal
    – A-Level Art and Design
  • 2007 Aug – 2016 June: Visiting Faculty – Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
    – World Art Studies
  • 2011 Feb- 2016 June: Visiting Faculty – Kathmandu University,  Dhulikhel, Nepal
    – Printmaking
  • 2011 Aug. – 2013 Apr.: Lecturer Chelsea International Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal
    – A-Level Art and Design
  • 2012 Training for teacher-trainers, Reed Nepal (Rural Education & Environment Development Center)
    – Art in Education
  • 2009 – 2011 August: Associate with LASANAA, An Alternative Art Space
  • 2011 Jan. – 2011 August: Assistance Hub Manager, Live Art Hub Project, LASANAA
  • 2000 Jan. – 2003 June: Art Teacher Rato Bangala School, Patan Dhoka, Nepal
  • 1998 May – 1999 April: Teacher, Herald International Boarding School, Lalitpur, Nepal

Member:

  • Print Making Nepal (Founder Member)
  • IBMC (International Buddhist Meditation Center), Ktm, Nepal

Present Position:

  • Treasurer – Print Making Nepal