Pramila Giri

Born in 1946 in Siraha, she did Diploma of Fine Arts and Crafts from Tagore Kala Bhawan (Art Campus), Shanti Niketan, West Bengal, India. Afterwards she did her M.A. with major subject in Art, California State University, USA and went on to do MFA from California State University, USA. She used to teach in Lalit Kala Campus since 2025 BS before doing her Master’s. After she returned from America she joined teaching again in art which she pursued until 2044 BS. She did her first solo exhibition of paintings at Nepal Association of Fine Arts, Naxal in 2022 BS. Her second solo painting exhibition happened in the same place in 2024. Her further exhibition happened in Darjeeling India in 2026, and again went to exhibit her works at Biratnagar in 2027. She did her exhibition before concluding her art course in America. After returning to Nepal in 2033 she yet again exhibited her sculptures in the American Center which was located at New Road then. In 2031 she exhibited paintings and sculptures in the National auditorium in 2039. After this phase her exhibitions are concentrated abroad. Her creative sculptures can be found installed in various public spaces in Nepal. She did her solo shows in Nepal, India, Norway and the United States of America.

Her art was first introduced to the Norwegian public in 1983, and since then she has had various exhibitions across the country, among them a major one person show at one of Norway’s most renowned contemporary art museums, the Henie Onstad Art Centre in the Oslo region.  Now her works decorates important public spaces in Norway such as the St.Olavs hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Her unique artwork reflects her Nepalese and South Asian roots as well as her inspiration from Norway and Tibet. With this, Pramila introduces to the Norwegian audience a new culture – one that without her artwork many Norwegians might not be familiar with.

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