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Binod Shrestha



Email: binod@binodshrestha.net

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Sleeping under and gazing at the clear sky in the hot summer night, we were fascinated by the twinkling of the stars. Occasionally, a shooting star would brighten up the sky. We used to wonder if we, also, could vanish in the thin air- all we could see, in our mind, was a faint trail left behind by the shooting star. 

My work explores the possibilities of upshot of myths, memory and metaphor- 3Ms, on the body. My work also tries to probe politics and its implication on the body in socio-politic and metaphysical context at micro level.

The body is aware of our existence; we do not appreciate its responses- excavation of memory, inquiring the identity, conscious of dislocation. It is microcosm of civilization, of systems within the systems. I want to open a door, shut a door. I want my work to be a grain of sand in the oyster shell of mind.


EDUCATION

  • 2005 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine (Nine Weeks Residency)
  • 2005  MFA Degree,  Drawing/ Installation  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • 2003 Post-Baccalaureate Degree, Drawing/ Installation Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • 1999 MFA Degree,  Painting/ Art History  Bangalore University, India
  • 1996 BA Degree,  Literature  Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • 1994 BFA Degree, Painting/ Art History Tribhuvan University, Nepal

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • 2005 Skowhegan Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine
  • 2004 MFA Fellowship Nominee, Dedalus Foundation, New York
  • 2004 Samuel T Freeman Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • 2003 MFA Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • 1999 Shri Sharada Charan Das Memorial Scholarship, CIAS, Bangalore, India  
  • 1994  BFA Merit Scholarship, Fine Art College, Kathmandu, Nepal

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*solo shows)

  • 2006* Freeman’s (Scheduled on June 2006), Philadelphia
  • 2006 SIMULTANEOUS REALITIES (Two Person, Scheduled on Feb 2006)
    Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
    Curator Ron Sherhofer
  • 2005 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    Curator: Richard Torchia, Director, Arcadia University Art Gallery
  • 2004 5into1, Moore College of Arts
    Curator Paul Hubbard, Chair, Sculptor Department, Moore College of Art
  • 2004 MFA Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
  • 2003 MFA Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
  • 2000 CONFLUENCE (Two Person)
    Curator Preeti Joseph Nepal Art Council, Nepal
  • 1999 MFA Thesis Show, Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India
  • 1998 EXPOSITION, CIAS, Bangalore, India
  • 1998*Espresso Gallery, Bangalore, India
  • 1998 NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 1997 NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 1996 Vision 51, Lalit Kala Campus
  • 1995 Group37, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 1994 Paper Mandala, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal 
  • 1993 Old Masters Technique, Workshop & Exhibition with WOLFGANG MARIA WOOLHÖULSER at Goethe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal

COMMISSION

  • Murals, paintings, glass paintings for residences and industrial complex in New Delhi, India

COLLECTION

  • In private collection in India, Nepal, UK and USA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 8/08/2000  Nepali Times, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 8/06/2000 The Sunday Post, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 8/10/2000 Radio Sagarmatha, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 10/1998 Times of India, Bangalore, India  
  • 10/1998 Deccan Herald, Bangalore, India        
  • 1997 ENHVER BY ER FORSKELLIG. SAMTALER I KATHMANDU OM KUNOG PLAN, Hans Helge Madsen, ROSINANTE, Denmark

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • 2005- Adjunct Faculty, CE Program, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
  • 2004- Continuing Education Program Associate Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

  • 2006 SLIDE LECTURE
    University of The Arts (Scheduled)
  • 1999 VISITING ARTIST 
    Ravi Varma College of Fine art, Kerala, India
  • 1999 SLIDE LECTURE
    Chitrakala Institute of Advance Studies, Bangalore, India

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • International Sculpture Center
  • College Art Association
  • Philadelphia Sculptors