Gyatso Chuteng was born and raised in Nepal and India, and immigrated to the United States in 2005. There he studied Interior Architecture in San Francisco and worked at an interior design firm BAMO. In 2014, he moved to New York City and joined CHAMPALIMAUD, another acclaimed interior design firm, where he spent the next six years working alongside highly experienced teams of architects and designers on multiple hospitality and luxury condominium projects in New York and beyond. Gyatso has participated in many group shows while working as a full-time interior architect; most notably, “Imago Mundi,” Venice in 2013. In 2017, he decided to dedicate more time to art and went on to hold his first solo show in 2018 at the Tibet House Gallery in New York. He is an avid traveler and has deep admiration for Japanese aesthetics and design philosophy. Taking 13+ years of professional experience in design studios he launched YIGA Design Studio in 2022, through which he intends to create spaces, functional art, and objects inspired by Tibetan design elements with Japanese design aesthetics.