Madhu Chitrakar: Traditional Nepali Thankga Paintings
January 14th – February 8th
Reception: February 1st, 6pm – 8pm
Madhu Krishna Chitrakar will travel from Nepal to Greensboro to exhibit his thangkha paintings and interact with the community.
Madhu Krishna Chitrakar is a world-renowned thanghka painter. Born in Bhaktapur, Nepal in 1952, Mr. Chitrakar comes from a long line of traditional artists whose paintings are used for a variety of religious practices, such as temple ceremonies, meditation, and depicting the life of the Buddha. Mr. Chitrakar completed a BA from Tribhuvan University in 1976, and worked for the Nepali government between 1982-1986. In 1986, he was hired to renovate the religious art in Nepal’s Royal Palace. Since that time, he has exhibited his art and run painting workshops in Nepal, Germany, and The Netherlands. Many articles and publications have been written about Mr. Chitrakar’s ouevre, such as Dr. E. Moser’s Newar Mallerei, Mannheim 1983) and Dr. M. L. B. Blom’s Depicted Deities (Utrecht 1986).
Community Arts Collaborative
School of Art
Religious Studies Department
College of Arts and Sciences