Mukti Singh Thapa

Traditional Artists


Born in 1958, Thapa is a self-taught artist. He was introduced to the traditional art form from early age. Intrigued by its intricacies in form and aesthetics, he felt a compelling desire to learn the style and thus his journey in the traditional art-world began as early as1970s. He left his hometown in central Nepal and came to Kathmandu to begin his training, firstly in wood carving and later in paintings. With continuous practice and dedication, he developed a distinct style that makes his works easily recognizable. He has taken part in exhibitions in Bangkok and different locations in America. His paintings adorn the walls of museums, public and private venues in America, Germany, Italy, Australia, Japan and many more countries.


  • 1987

    First Prize, National Competition, Nepal
  • 1984

    First Prize, Nepal National Commission for UNESCO
  • 1977

    First Prize, National Competition


  • 1978

    One Person Exhibition, Hotel Oriental, Bangkok.
  • 1988

    Group exhibition with Italian Artists, in Milano, Torino and Rome, Italy.
  • 1992

    One Person exhibition in Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, USA.
  • 1993

    One person exhibition in Rainier Square, Seattle, USA.
  • 1993

    Microsoft Collection), Exhibition in Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA.
  • 1994

    One man exhibition, Oglethorpe University Museum, Atlanta, USA.
  • 1999

    One man exhibition in Vienna, Austria.
  • 2019

    Group exhibition (Nepal Art Now), Welt Museum Wien, Vienna.


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