Contemporary Paubha artist, Samundra Man Singh Shrestha (born in 1980) has taken a course in Traditional Paubha painting at Nepal Association of Traditional Artists under the guidance of Senior Paubha artist, Prem Man Chitrakar.
Contemporary Paubha artist, Samundra Man Singh Shrestha (born in 1980) has taken a course in Traditional Paubha painting at Nepal Association of Traditional Artists under the guidance of Senior Paubha artist, Prem Man Chitrakar. He has participated in several group shows including India Art Fair 2016 and won multiple awards; selected are National Award in 28th National arts exhibition org by NAFA 1997; Best Craftman of the year 1999 on the Thangka competition org by CRAFTMEN FOUNDATION INC-USA; Second position in the National arts exhibition org by NAFA in 2000 and in 2001; First Position in paintings competition sponsored by Association of Lumbini on the occasion of the 50th anniversary in diplomatic relation establishment between Japan & Nepal in 2006. He is one of the Lead participants of the group of traditional artists to do mural paintings at the Tara Foundation a German Monastery at Lumbini in 2002.
Bachelor in Fine Art (participated in Traditional Paubha painting course, organized by Nepal Association of Traditional Artists in 1992)
VICE –PRESIDENT: Nepal Association of Traditional Artists ( N.A.T.A)
MEMBER: Artist Association of Nepal
1994: First prize in paintings competition organized by: Juddhodya secondary school, Kathmandu, Nepal on the occasion of annual ceremony.
1995: First prize in environment art competition organized by N.G.O. Environmental Management Program I.U.C.N. The world conservation union.
1995: Second Runner Up in the painting competition organized by NEPAL- ISRAEL Friendship Association and the Embassy of ISRAEL
1997: NATIONAL AWARD – Commanded prize 28th National art and craft exhibition & competition organized by N.A.F.A on the auspicious occasion of HIS MAJESTY KING BIRENDRA BIR BIKRAM SHAH DEV 53rd birthday.
1999: Best Craftman of the year 1999 on the Thangka competition organized by CRAFTMEN FOUNDATION INC – USA.
2000: First position in Nationwide open landscape paintings competition organized by SANTI YUBA CLUB (Patan Dhoka, Nepal).
2000: NATIONAL AWARD – Second Prize in 31st National art and craft Exhibition organized by N.A.F.A. in the TRADITIONAL Paintings.
2001: NATIONAL AWARD – Second Prize in 32nd National art and craft Exhibition organized by N.A.F.A. in the craft section.
2004: Winning Award in the Camlin Art Foundation Fifth Eastern Region Art Exhibition 2004 at Kolkata, INDIA.
2006 : Participated in Prize distribution program in Japan and Winning First Position in paintings competition sponsored by Association of Lumbini (Nepal) on the Occasion of the 50th anniversary in diplomatic relation establishment between Japan and Nepal.
2012: Hemganga Yuva Prathiva Puraskar- in the traditional art field organized by Nepal Commercial Artist Association.
2016: Nominated as a “Newsmaker of the year 2073” from the art field by Nepal National weekly newspaper – saptahik.
2017: Awarding as a Creative Artist Special Award B.C. 2074, org by Arupan Gallery Nepal.
2017: NATIONAL AWARD – First Prize in National Exhibition of Fine Arts -2017
2016: Embodied Enlightenment, contemporary Newar Paubha Painting Exhibition, curated by Dr. Dina Bangdel, (May 29th to June 9) from the collection of Bodhisattva Gallery
National Group Exhibitions: Participated in more than a dozen of National Exhibitions.
International Group Exhibitions:
2004: The fifth eastern region Camlin Art Exhibition organized by Camlin Art Foundation, Calcutta, India.
2006: 50th Anniversary in diplomatic relation establishment between Japan and Nepal Group Exhibition on Sep 9th to 23rd at Neparu Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
2012: Nepalese Traditional and Contemporary Art Exhibition ( March 2nd – April 6th ) at Art Center, Highland Park, IL, 60035 U.S.A ( organized by Arts of Nepal )
2012: Sreejan Sarhad on 25th to 29th March at Amrita Kala Vithika D.D.U Gorakhpur University Campus, India.
2013: 2nd International Art Camp and Exhibition for Global Peace at Maha Kumbha, Allahabad, India.
2013: Ranga Sarahad Exhibition at D.D.U Art Gallery, Gorakhpur, India.
2015 : International art exhibition at Shimla ( India , Himachal Pradesh)
2016: India Art Fair ( 28th – 3rd jan) at New Delhi.
2016: Newar Paubha Painting Exhibition in Beijing (China), Chao Yong Gallery 798 ( 18th – 31st oct ) org by Aranya collection.
2009: NDA Nepal Orthopedic Hospital painting workshop 8th January 2009.
2010: Painting workshop at Mandala Street, Thamel, Nepal organized by Fusion Art Gallery.
2012: Art workshop in Lumbini, Nepal (April 13th–17th) Birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha organized by W.W.F.
2013: Global Peace (17th Feb – 6th March 2013) Allahabad, India organized by Bashudev Kutumbhakam.
2013: Ranga Sarhad ( 7th March- 9th March 2013) Gorakhpur, India organized by Gorakhpur University.
2015: 4th International Art Camp (February 4th to 8th 2015) for Global Peace in Bangalore, India organized by Bashudev Kutumbhakam.
SPECIAL – EXPERIENCE
2003 : One of the Lead participants of the group of traditional Artists to do mural paintings at the Tara Foundation, A German Monastery at Lumbini, Nepal (Paintings of Traditional Buddhist deities of the size up to four feet each).
2012 : Participated on “International Conference on Visual Arts – Changing approach towards Contemporary visual arts in global scenario” representing Nepal in D.D.U., Gorakhpur University, India.