RAGINI UPADHAYAY GRELA

Born 1959 / Kathmandu, Nepal

President of WOMEN ARTIST´S GROUP OF NEPAL

First lady Chancellor of Fine Arts Academy of Nepal in history of Nepal

Education

1982                           Graduated in Fine Arts, Lucknow College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow, India

1983 – 1985                 Studied prinmaking, Artist corner-Lalit Kala Academy, Garhi, New Delhi, India

1987                            Fellowship sponsored by the British Council, Aberdeen, Scotland

1988                            Oxford Printmaker, England, Fellowship sponsored by the British Council

1989 – 1990                 Kunste Academy, Stuttgart, sponsored by Deutsch-Nepalischen Hilfsgemeinschaft, E.V., Stuttgart, Germany

Experience    

1992, 1994, 1996        Guest Artist, Radier Werkstadt, Kampen Sylt, Germany

1996                           Visiting Lecturer, Lahti’s Fine Art Institute, Türku Fine Art Institute, Finland

1996                           Visiting Lecturer, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

1998, 1999                 Presentation on Women Issue Paintings and Talk Program, Kulturmagasinet Museum, Helsingborg, Sweden

2006                           Visiting Lecturer, Karachi School of Arts, Karachi, Pakistan

2007                           Workshop on Nepali Paper on Etching at Institute of Art and Design, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

2008                            Presentation, Nepalese Contemporary Women Artists, International Art Conference, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

2009                           Presentation, Ragini Art, Pekka Halonen Academy of Art, Tuusula, Finland

2009                           Presentation, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland

2010                            Presentation, FOMMA, Karachi, Pakistan

2011                            Presentation, National Council of Art, Islamabad, Pakistan

2011                           Workshop Presentation of Nepali Paper on Etching, Rawalpindi College of Art, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

2012                           Presentation, Ragini Art,Gorakhpur International Art Conference, Gorakhpur, India

2013                           Presentation, Nepal Day at R. Joest, Museum, Koln, Germany

2015                           Wondering Mind, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Awards

1979, 1985, 1988        National Exhibition Prize, Nepal

1986                            Kate and Robert Wilson Prize, Bradford, UK

2002                            Birendra-Aishwarya Memorial Medal, Kathmandu, Nepal

2005                            50 Most Influential Women of Nepal, The Boss, Kathmandu, Nepal

2010                           Sankalp Samman, Sankalp Nepal Welfare Society, Kathmandu, Nepal

2011                           Best Student Award, 100 years of Lucknow College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow

2013                           Toran Kumari Kala Sanskriti Award, Kathmandu, Nepal

2013                            Senior Artist Honor Award, Nepal Commercial Artist Association of Nepal,             Kathmandu, Nepal

2014                            Toran Kumari Memorial Award, India

She has had 58 solo exhibitions including Austria, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, India, Pakistan, Japan, Hong Kong, Nepal and many group exhibitions in the Netherlands, UK, Italy, Belgium, Thailand, Bangladesh, Germany, Pakistan, India and Nepal. Her works are in private collections in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, USA, China, India, Pakistan and in Nepal. She makes prints.

She lives in Balkot, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Contact: ragini_art@me.com

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