Tsherin Sherpa

Sherpa was born in Kathmandu in 1968. He practices thangka painting, a traditional Tibetan art form which incorporates Buddhist iconography. At 30, Sherpa moved to California; his paintings reflect diaspora tension: deities and Buddhist mudras blend, and sometimes clash, with pop culture references. The artist has exhibited at the Yokohama Triennale in 2020; the Yinchuan Biennale in 2018; Kathmandu Triennale in 2017 and theĀ Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art in Brisbane (2015-16).