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Artists on Art

with Shushank Shrestha

Friday, June 21, 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 Artists on Art talk will be led by Shushank Shrestha.



Shushank Shrestha (he/him)

b. 1993, Kathmandu, Nepal; lives and works in Marion, MA

Shushank Shrestha is a ceramic artist from Kathmandu, Nepal, who engages with modern culture through the lens of traditional Nepalese art. Cartoons and animated movies have been a source of inspiration and fantasy for the artist. Such imagery transports the viewer into a magical world, free from everyday stresses, and often conveys emotions or ideas that may be difficult to express through other means.

Shushank Shrestha’s characters reflect his personal journey of transformation and self-discovery, centered on the question of what it means to be human today. He intends to help people revisit the positivity of childhood through his art. 

Shushank Shrestha has a MFA in ceramic arts from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He received his BFA from Kathmandu University School of Arts in 2016, and his work has been exhibited in Nepal, China, France, and the US.



Shushank Shrestha; Male Guardian Dog; 2023; ceramic, in-glaze lustre; courtesy of the artist
Shushank Shrestha; Female Guardian Dog; 2023; ceramic, in-glaze lustre; courtesy of the artist
Shushank Shrestha; Uber Rat; 2023; ceramic, in-glaze lustre; 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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