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Tashi Norbu: Tibetan Live Painting Performance

November 6, 2018 - July 27, 2019

Rotunda Gallery


Tashi Norbu
Tashi Norbu


Artist Tashi Norbu (Tibetan, b. 1974) was educated as a traditional Tibetan thangka painter at the office of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. Born in Bhutan in exile, Norbu has Belgian citizenship, and lives and works in Emmen, in the Netherlands. He received his formal western artistic training at the Saint Lucas Academy of Visual Arts in Ghent, Belgium. As a result of this diverse background, his artwork is an amalgamation of both worlds, the fundamentals of Tibetan and Buddhist traditions and the influence of western art mediums, concepts, and icons. Partnering with local classical musicians, Norbu created a large mural in a short time span, as a type of performance art, in the Rotunda gallery.


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  • Funded in part by Erma Hill UWAM Endowment and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature

Wyoming Arts Council

Images: Tashi Norbu (Tibetan/Indian/Belgian, b. 1974), Spaciousness in Mind, acrylic and ink on canvas, 72 x 144 inches, gift of the artist

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