Ram Prakash Shrestha

Traditional Artists


About

Shrestha notes, 'Since childhood I had a love for our native culture; our feasts and festivals, chariot processions, cultural dances (Dyo Pyakha), rites and rituals etc. I loved observing the sculptures and paintings at temples and monasteries. All these inspired me to become an artist myself.' 

 

Born in 1982, Kathmandu, Shrestha had intense childhood interest in paubha art. This interest led him to be a self-educated traditional artist specializing in Paubha painting. He received National Skill Certificate from CTEVT (Third Level), and studied under Prem Man Chitrakar. 

 

He won 3rd prize in the traditional art category in the 36th National art exhibition organized by NAFA, Best Prize in National Fine Art Exhibition in 2012, second prize in 9th Handicraft trade fair organized by the Handicraft Association of Nepal and many other awards. 

 

He has participated in various group shows such as The National Art Exhibition organized by NAFA, the Buddhist Art and Culture (YMBA Patan) in 2008, Paubha painting exhibition organized by the Nepal Heritage Society in 2008, as well as the 2nd Paubha Painting Exhibition organized by Nepal Bhasa Academy in 2008 etc.

 

He was involved in the 'From portrait to self-portrait', project by Antonio Nodar, and he has participated in workshops such as 'Ranga Sarhad', organized by Gorakhpur University, India in 2012. He was involved in creating the Mural Painting at Tara Foundation, Lumbini, and is a member of Traditional Artists Nepal.


Awards

  • 2004

    First place in Tulsi Lal Amatya Memorial Day art competition.
  • 2005

    Third place in NAFA.
  • 2006

    First place in 36th National Art & Craft Exhibition (NAFA).
  • 2011

    Second Prize in Handicraft Association of Nepal, 7th craft competition.
  • 2012

    Special prize in NAFA
  • 2012

    Special prize in NAFA

Exhibitions

  • 2004

    34th National Art and Craft Exhibition, Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA).
  • 2005

    35th National Art and Craft Exhibition, Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA).
  • 2008

    2nd Paubha Painting Exhibition, Nepal Bhasa Academy.
  • 2008

    Buddhist Art and Culture Exhibition, Young Man's Buddhists Association (YMBA), Patan.
  • 2008

    Paubha Painting Exhibition, Nepal Heritage Society.
  • 2011

    Jewels of Newar Art, Bodhisattva Art Gallery.
  • 2011

    Paubha Painting Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Arty Museum.
  • 2012

    5th Traditional Paubha Art Exhibition, Traditional Artist's Group of Bhaktapur.
  • 2014

    An exhibition for flood victim relief, Siddhartha Art Gallery.
  • 2014

    Paubha scroll paintings, spiritual legacy of Himalayan art on the occasion of 18th SAARC summit.
  • 1970

    Second Traditional Art Exhibition, Arniko Phagpa Artist Group.

Contact

  • Email

    ramprakashshrestha@yahoo.com

Works

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