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Artists on Art

Tradition Transformed

Friday, July 16, 2010
7:15 PM–8:00 PM

Artists featured in the exhibition Tradition Transformed give a guided interpretation of their work and objects from the museum’s collection.
6:15 -7:00 p.m. Pema Rinzin
Pema Rinzin was born in Tibet in 1966 while his family was in route to India, where he spent his formative years. He studied with Kalsang Oshoe, Khepa Gonpo, Rigdzin Paljor and many other master artists in Dharamsala from 1979-1983. Rinzin taught Renaissance, Impressionist, cartoon and Abstract Impressionist art for eight years at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala. Rinzin worked and taught at the Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan, from 1995 to 2004. From 2002 until 2005, Rinzin divided his time between Japan and Würzburg, Germany where he was an artist-in-residence at the Brush & Color Studio. Beginning in November 2005 through October 2008, Rinzin was an artist in residence at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. His paintings have been exhibited internationally and are held in numerous public and private collections worldwide, most notably at Shoko-ji Cultural Research Institute in Nagano, Japan, and the Rubin Museum of Art. He has mounted numerous art exhibitions from traditional Tibetan art to contemporary and modern abstract photography, and lectures on Tibetan art. Rinzin lives in New York.

Pema Rinzin (1966 – )
Peace and Energy 1, 2009
Ground mineral pigments and gold on cloth
41 x 61 in.
Collection of the artist