Tsherin Sherpa

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Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1968, Tsherin Sherpa currently works and resides in the United States. From the age of 12, he studied traditional Tibetan thangka painting with his father Master Urgen Dorje, 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 where he began to explore his own style—reimagining traditional tantric motifs, symbols, colours and gestures placed in resolutely contemporary compositions.

He has exhibited across the U.S., Europe and Asia, including in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (2015); Beyond the Mandala – Contemporary Art from Tibet, Volte Gallery, Mumbai, in collaboration with Rossi & Rossi, London (2011); Scorching Sun of Tibet, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing (2010); Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond, Rubin Museum of Arts, New York (2010); Buddha in the Hood, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont (2010); Sacred Images, Alta Galleria, Berkeley, California (2007); Contemporary Thangka, Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California (2007); and in solo exhibitions at Rossi & Rossi London (2012) and Hong Kong (2016). His work is in many private collections both in Europe and America as well as Asia.

 

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Derivative

    2010
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
    40 x 30 cm (15 ¾ x 11 ¾ in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Things That Pop In My Head

    2009
    acrylic and gold on paper
    101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Preservation Project # 1

    2009
    Gouache, acrylic and gold on paper
    109.2 x 83.8 cm (43 x 33 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Shangri-la..Boom

    2010
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
    65.5 x 137.2 cm (25 ¾ x 54 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled

    2010
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on museum board
    94 x 76.2 cm (37 x 30 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Two Spirits

    2010
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
    66 x 109 cm (26 x 43 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Homeless Spirit

    2010
    Mixed media on hahnemuhle fine art paper
    101 x 76 cm (39 ½ x 30 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Baby Spirit # 1

    2010
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
    58.5 x 44.5 cm (23 x 17 1⁄2 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Black and White Spirit

    Gouache, acrylic and silver leaf on paper
    71 x 48 cm (28 x 19 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Prayer Flag

    2010
    Gouache, acrylic and gold (as in thangka) on paper
    56 x 40.5 cm (22 x 16 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    DOI (Death of Innocence) 2

    2012
    Platinum leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas
    122 x 91.5 cm (48 x 36 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled (2012)

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on linen
    147.3 x 122 cm (58 x 48 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Eight Spirits

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas
    127 x 228.6 cm (50 x 90 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    49 Gas Cans edition of 7

    2012
    Archival ink, gold leaf, gouache and pen on Hahnemuehle fine art paper
    Each 20.3 x 17.8 cm (8 x 7 in)
    4/7, 5/7

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit (Duality) 1

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic, gouache and ink on paper
    56 x 56 cm (22 x 22 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Conqueror (Gangnam style)

    2013
    acrylic, ink and white gold leaf on wood
    122 x 91.5 cm (48 x 36 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled 1 (Golden Child/Black Clouds)

    2013
    White and Yellow gold leaf, acrylic, alcohol ink, glitter and silver pen on wood
    91.5 x 91.5 cm (36 x 36 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Garbage Buddha

    2013
    Mixed media
    dimensions variable
    edition 1/3

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Multiple Protectors 2 (Red)

    2013
    USA
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    122 x 107 cm (48 x 42 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Neo Conqueror (Magenta)

    2014
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    124 x 98.5 cm (48 ¾ x 38 ¾ in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled

    2014
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    124.5 x 128.3 cm (49 x 50 ½ in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    All Things Considered

    2014
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    213.4 x 365.8 cm (84 x 144 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    16 Views of the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra)

    2014
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    16 panels, each 50.8 x 50.8 cm (20 x 20 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    In the Heat of the Moment (Black and White)

    2016
    Platinum leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    47.6 x 50.8 cm (18 ¾ x 20 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled

    2016
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas
    91.5 x 180 cm (36 x 71 in)

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