Umesh Shah is a painter from Sarlahi Nepal. Growing up in the sarlahi southern part/ countryside of Nepal, Umesh Shah observed his grandmother making traditional Mithila art on the walls during family functions and festivities. These early moments of watching village women paint their stylized figures and motifs with natural pigments and clay would become a source of inspiration for Umesh. Mithila art and it’s motifs ultimately became the signature style that viewers and collectors today have come to recognize as Umesh Shah.
The main influence in Umesh’s artwork stems from Mithila and Ancient Egyptian Art. He traces these art forms from his childhood and ancestors. The uses of forms and lines are inspires to express his own ideas. Using a combination of the art forms of his ancestors and the modern art in which he has been trained. He is depicting everyday life in the 21th century.
Umesh Shah has already done six solo exhibitions in Nepal and India and participated in three national exhibition and many group exhibitions and workshops in Nepal, India, Japan, Taiwan and Russia. He has participated in 1st Print Biennale India 2018. His works are in major public and private collec- tions in Nepal, India,China,Taiwan, Europe, South America and USA.
Name Umesh Shah
Date of birth 15th March 1976
Permanent address Brahmapuri- 6, sarlahi, Nepal
Live and work Tyanglaphat, kirtipir, Kathmandu
Contact number 00977 9841632842
Email ID [email protected]
Education MFA, Faculty of Visual Art, IKS University, (CG) India, 2010
BFA, Centre for Art and Design, Kathmandu University,2007
Diplona in Fine Art, Centre for Art and Design, Kathmandu University
Work at Art Teacher at Central Department of Fine Arts, TU, Kathmandu.
Workshop and Exhibition:–
Solo show 2016, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2014, Park Gallery, Pulchock,
2012, Park Gallery, Pulchock, Nepal
2007 Mithila Yen Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2003 Ramjas College, Delhi University, Delhi
Group show 2017, Nepal Print Makers for Kathmandu Triennale, Siddharth Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2016,Nepal Embassy, Moscow, Russia.
2013, International Group Exhibition, Systema Gallery, Osaka,
2012, Nepal-Japan Group Exhibition, Park Gallery
2012, Nepal-London Art exhibition, Nepal art council, Kathmandu
2011, Organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2007, Graduation Show, Organized by KU Art, Kathmandu
2006, Jazzmandu, Shangri-la Hotel, Kathmandu
2006, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kathmandu
Participation 2017, National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academi Kathmandu.
2017, Mini Print workshop, Print Making Nepal
2016, Finalist, International Artist Grand Prize, Art Revolution
2016, National Exhibition, Kathmandu.
2013, National Exhibition, Kathmandu.
2012, East London and Tribhuvan University Art Ext. Etching
Workshop, TU, Kathmandu
2012 Portrait to Self Portrait, Patan Museum
2006 36th National Exhibition Kathmandu.
2004-2007 Annual Art Exhibition KU Art.
2005 SAP Nepal, Kathmandu
2005 KUPEX, Dhulikhel
Camp: 2009, Prerna International Art Camp, Bhuvneshwara, Orisa, India
2008 “K” Mahotsav Camp, Khairagarh,(C.G) India
Award: 1993 First Prize, Inter District Art Competition, Sarlahi.