Tsewang Tashi

Contemporary Tibetan artist

Tsewang Tashi is a founding member of the Gedun Choephel Artists’ Guild. In 1984 he graduated from the Fine Arts department of the Central University for National Minorities in Beijing. He also completed a Master’s degree in Art from the National College of Art and Design in Norway and is currently Associate Professor at the Arts department of Tibet University. His works have been exhibited in international museums and galleries, and he has published papers pertaining to Tibetan art education and painting.
Tsewang Tashi uses his physical environment, real people and contemporary life as a source of inspiration. He avoids incorporating certain elements in his work that would perpetuate the myth of Tibet as a Shangri-La and believes that contemporary art cannot be created when contemporary life is ignored.
2002 M.A. Fine Art. National College of Art and Design, Norway
1980 – 84 B.A. Hons, Traditional Chinese Painting. The Department of Fine
Art, Central Institute of Nationalities, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibition:
2007 Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
Lhasa – New Art from Tibet
2007 Neuhoff Gallery, New York
Tibetan encounters Contemporary meets tradition
2006 CU Art Museum & The Colorado Collection, University of Colorado, Boulder Waves on the Turquoise Lake: Contemporary Expressions of Tibetan Art
2005 Rossi & Rossi and The Sweet Tea House-Contemporary Tibetan
Art Gallery, London
From classic to contemporary-Visions From Tibet
2002 Drammen Museum, Norway
Group Show
2002 Kunst Industri Museet, Oslo
Group Show
2002 Akershus Kunstner Senter, Norway
Group Show

2000 Soria Moria, Oslo
Group Show
2000 Tibetan Museum, Lhasa
Group Show
1999 Beijing International Book Gallery, Beijing
Tibet Snowy Pearl – Contemporary Painting Exhibition
1998 Macao
International Contemporary Art Exhibition
1996 Lhasa
International Environmental Art - Installation
1986 Bangladesh
Third Asian Art Exhibition

2003 The 20th Century Tibetan Painting. The 10th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS), University of Oxford
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    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü -Tsang: Lhasa
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