The internationally acclaimed Tibetan/Nepalese artist, Tsherin Sherpa, has been visiting the Pitt Rivers Museum in June and July 2019 with funding from an ‘Origins and Futures’ grant to conduct research on the museum’s collections from Tibet and the Himalayas. This will lead to an installation and exhibition inspired by the spaces, histories and objects of the Pitt Rivers, that will be on display in the museum in 2022. Tsherin’s residency is hosted by Clare Harris, Professor of Visual Anthropology and Curator for Asian Collections at the Pitt Rivers.
Tsherin Sherpa is a contemporary artist of Tibetan/Nepalese heritage based between Nepal and California, USA. Having trained as a painter with his father and other distinguished artists of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, he has made his name by reinventing the iconography and stylistic vocabulary of that heritage to produce dramatic compositions that engage with global audiences. His works are in the collections of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, and many other public and private collections.
For further information about the artist, visit: http://www.tsherinsherpa.com
Photo credit: the two photographs were taken by Mike Peckett.