Born in 1968 in Kathmandu, Tsherin Sherpa lives and works in California.

Tsherin studied traditional Tibetan thangka painting from the age of twelve under the guidance of his father, Master Urgen Dorje, a renowned thangka artist from Ngyalam, Tibet. After six years of intense formal training, he left to study Mandarin and computer science in Taiwan. Three years later, he returned to Nepal working with his father in numerous projects that included painting thangkas and monastery murals.

In 1998 he moved to the USA working as a thangka artist and as instructor at several Buddhist centers in California. In recent years his emphasis has shifted from traditional subjects to more contemporary concerns, including imagining what traditional Tibetan spirits would look like now if they too had left Tibet and journeyed with him to California.

Tsherin Sherpa’s works have been exhibited in number of museums and galleries in US, Asia and Europe and is represented by Rossi & Rossi gallery (London).

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