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Artists on Art

with Kunsang Gyatso

Friday, August 9, 2024
6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Spend your summer Fridays exploring the Rubin’s Museum-wide exhibition Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now from the perspectives of a select group of participating artists. Each talk will feature a different artist who will share the inspiration and experiences behind their work in the galleries. The artist will also engage with other artworks in the exhibition that captured their interest. There will be time allotted for audience questions. Ticket holders will meet at 6:00 PM at the base of the spiral staircase.

This week’s Artist on Art talk will be led by Kunsang Gyatso.



Kunsang Gyatso (he/him)

b. 1988, Helambu, Nepal; lives and works in New York, NY

Kunsang Gyatso’s art highlights his concerns regarding his identity as tied to his birthplace of Hyolmo, Nepal. His experiences in the diaspora following his immigration to the United States in his early twenties feature prominently in his work. The artist seeks to negotiate his place in the world by uncovering lived and imagined realities, at times dwelling in the personal through lived experiences, memories, and dreams, and at others, engaging with traditional imagery, systems of knowledge, and practices. He is currently based in Queens, NY. / @kunsang


Kunsang Gyatso; Goddess of Tangerine; 2023; painting, wood, concrete, plexi, foam, dried tangerine; photo by Dave De Armas


Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Noah P. Dorsky, Mimi Gardner Gates, Fred Eychaner, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, Namita and Arun Saraf, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and UOVO.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ticket Price: Free

Reservation required with limited capacity.

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