Artist, activist, and poet, Tenzing Rigdol, will discuss his upcoming exhibition at the Emmanuel Gallery with curator Sarah Magnatta.
Rigdol was trained in several traditional Tibetan arts, including thangka painting, in India and Nepal.
He moved to the United States and graduated from the College of Arts and Media at the University
of Colorado, Denver, in 2005. His mastery over a wide range of materials is evident in his paintings, digital works, photographs, and a site-specific installation of Tibetan soil brought to India. Rigdol was the first contemporary Tibetan artist to have work collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rigdol’s large series of Buddhas will be the centerpiece of Rigdol’s first solo exhibition in the United States, opening March 21 on the campus of the University of Colorado at Denver. This lecture is sponsored in part by the CU Denver College of Arts & Media’s 20th Anniversary.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6 PM - 7 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reception to follow
Denver Art Museum
Hamilton Building, Sharp Auditorium
100 West 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
Free for Contemporary Alliance members and students with valid student ID
$20 Non-members, $15 DAM members, $10 DAM volunteers
A reception will follow at the ART, a hotel.
Image: Tenzing Rigdol, My World is in Your Blindspot (detail), 2014. Silk brocade, scripture; five panels, 182 cm x 182 cm (6 x 6 ft) each.