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 1988, 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
    Oh My Godness

    2009
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on board
    101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 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
    Modern Prayer Flag #1

    2009
    Gouache, acrylic and gold on paper
    71 x 57 cm (28 x 22 ½ in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Preservation Project # 1

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

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    Spirit

    2009
    Mixed media on treated paper
    99 x 66 cm (39 x 26 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
    The Protector

    2010
    Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
    91.5 x 122 cm (36 x 48 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)

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    Untitled

    2010
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
    76 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Black and White Spirit

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

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Baby Spirit # 2

    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
    61 x 5.5 cm (24 x 18 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
    12 Views of Kye Dor (HeVajra)

    2010
    Acrylic on canvas
    12 panels, each 50.8 x 50.8 cm (20 x 20 in)

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    untitled

    2011
    acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
    152.5 x 122 cm (60 x 48 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Red Spirit

    2011
    Gouache, acrylic and gold leaf on paper
    91.5 x 91.5 cm (36 x 36 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirits (Apples and Oranges)

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic, gouache and ink on paper
    101.5 x 101 cm (40 x 39 ¾ in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    DOI (Death of Innocence) 1

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

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on linen
    122 x 147.5 cm (48 x 58 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled (2012)

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

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Blue Protector

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas
    152.5 x 122 cm (60 x 48 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Red Protector

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas
    152.5 x 122 cm (60 x 48 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Eight Spirits

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

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    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 (No Black Tongue)

    2012
    Acrylic, gold leaf and ink on paper
    46 x 46 cm (18 x 18 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit (Dreamer)

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic, gouache and ink on paper
    55.9 x 40.7 cm (22 x 16 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Lost Spirit

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic, gouache and ink on paper
    61 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit meets Pokémon

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic, gouache and ink on paper
    61 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit (Duality) 1

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

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit (Duality) 2

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

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Expression

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

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Things That Pop in my Head, edition of 25

    2011
    Gold leaf, archival ink on Hahnemuhle fine art paper
    77.1 x 58.1 (30 ¼ x 22 ¾ 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
    Expressions (No. 2)

    2012
    Gold leaf, acrylic, and ink on paper
    56.5 x 56.6 cm (22 1⁄4 x 22 1⁄4 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
    Protector (Red, White and Peach)

    2013
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    71 x 61 cm (28 x 24 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Tibetan Girl (Golden Child/Black Clouds)

    2013
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on wood
    91.5 x 91.5 (36 x 36 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Peace Out

    2013
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    56 x 56 cm (22 x 22 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled 2 (Golden Child/Black Clouds)

    2013
    White and yellow gold leaf, acrylic, alcohol ink, glitter on linen
    91.5 x 173 cm (36 x 68 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled 3 (Golden Child/Black Clouds)

    2013
    White and yellow gold leaf, acrylic, alcohol ink, glitter on wood
    122 x 91.5 (48 x 36 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Conqueror (Black clouds)

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

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Blue Spirit (Black clouds)

    2013
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    68.5 x 56 cm (27 x 22 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Jhomolangma (Mt. Everest)

    2012
    Acrylic on canvas
    dimensions variable

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Garbage Buddha

    2013
    Mixed media
    dimensions variable
    edition 1/3

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    Lost in Transition (Red)

    013
    s3306
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    21.6 x 71.1 cm (8 ½ x 28 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Lost in Transition (White)

    013
    s3306
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    21.6 x 71.1 cm (8 ½ x 28 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Lost in Translation (Blue)

    013
    s3306
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    21.6 x 71.1 cm (8 ½ x 28 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled

    2013
    USA
    Gold, acrylic and ink on paper
    28 x 21.5 cm (11 x 8 ½ in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled 5 (Golden Child/Black Clouds)

    2014
    USA
    White and yellow gold leaf, acrylic, ink and glitter on wood
    102 x 76 cm (40 x 30 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Untitled 4 (Golden Child/Black Clouds)

    2013
    USA
    White and yellow gold leaf, acrylic, ink and glitter on wood
    91.5 x 122 cm (36 x 48 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit Unlimited (Yellow)

    2014
    USA
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    84 x 53 cm (33 x 21 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit Unlimited (Green)

    2014
    USA
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    84 x 53 cm (33 x 21 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit Unlimited (Blue)

    2014
    USA
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    84 x 53 cm (33 x 21 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit Unlimited (Red)

    2014
    USA
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    84 x 53 cm (33 x 21 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Spirit Unlimited (White)

    2014
    USA
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    84 x 53 cm (33 x 21 in)

  • 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
    Lost Spirits

    2014
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    80 x 116.8 cm (31½ x 46 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Multiple Protector II (Red)

    2014
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    122 x 91.5 cm (48 x 36 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Form is Emptiness - Emptiness is Form

    2014
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    152.4 x 132 cm (60 x 52 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
    Float Like a Butterfly

    2015
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    78.5 x 120 cm (31 x 47 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    This is Not a Rorschach (HeyVajra)

    2015
    Platinum leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    94 x 69 cm (37 x 27 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Contemplation

    2015
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on cotton
    122 x 98.5 cm (48 x 38 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Allomorph

    2015
    Pale gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    each 47 x 47 cm (18 ½ x 18 ½ in), 5 pieces in total

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Victorious Green Spirit

    2015
    Gold leaf acrylic and ink on paper
    2015

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Victorious Red Spirit

    2015
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    38 x 30 cm (15 x 12 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Victorious White Spirit

    2015
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    38 x 30 cm (15 x 12 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Twinkle Twinkle…Who You Are (Purple)

    2015
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    23 x 35.5 cm (9 x 14 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Twinkle Twinkle…Who You Are (Flesh)

    2015
    Pale and yellow gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    33 x 41 cm (13 x 16 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Twinkle Twinkle…Who You Are (Blue)

    2015
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    33 x 41 cm (13 x 16 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Twinkle Twinkle…Who You Are (Green)

    2015
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    33 x 41 cm (13 x 16 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    Twinkle Twinkle…Who You Are (Yellow)

    2015
    Pale gold leaf, acrylic and ink on paper
    33 x 41 cm (13 x 16 in)

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    All Things Considered

    2015
    Digital giclée print with gold leaf on Somerset paper
    2 panels, 51.3 x 81.7 cm (20 ¼ x 32 ¼ in)
    Edition of 50
    £ 450

  • Tsherin Sherpa
    OMG

    2016
    Digital giclée print and gold leaf on Somerset paper
    81 x 67 cm (31 3/4 x 26 1/4 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
    Victorious Peach Spirit

    2015–16
    Gold leaf, acrylic and ink on canvas
    38 x 30 cm (15 x 12 in)

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