Thinley Dolma Gurung
1996, Karang, Dolpo, Nepal
Thinley Dolma Gurung is an artist and sculptor. In 2015, she received an Indian Government scholarship through the Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) and subsequently joined Kala Bhavana Institute of Fine Arts, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan to pursue her Bachelors in Fine Arts specializing in sculpture. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2019 and a Master’s Degree from MSU Baroda in 2021.
She has participated in various workshops which include – Art workshop (Wood carving) organized by Lalitkala Kala Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata in collaboration with Kala Bhavana in the year 2017, Stained glass welding (MSU Baroda), Botanical illustration (Kathmandu), and Conservation & Restoration of Oil Painting at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan (2017). Her group exhibitions include the 7th All India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition, ARTSCAPE Chandigarh (2018), Goa Affordable Art Fest (2017), INFAC All India Exhibition of Art at ICCR Kolkata (2019), Art Society of India Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery (2017), Kala Bhavana B.F.A. Final Year Exhibition (2019), ‘Apotheosis’ at Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, ‘Flux’ (College Preview Show) at MSU Baroda, and ‘Art Must Go On’- a virtual exhibition in France, 2021.
Thinley Dolma lives and works in Santiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal.
Dolma has worked in different media during her Bachelors’s studies like wood, cement, plaster, fiberglass, terracotta, bronze, stone, scrap metal, plyboard, aluminum sheet and some experimental works using the iron net, paper collage, and installations. Her works are the outcome of subjects using the metamorphosis of life experiences, fantasies, illusions, and happenings. Her works are composed with metaphoric language to provide the chance of multiple ways of interaction. There are inbuilt dynamic poetic subjects of stories that can be traced in every form. The dramatic components of sculptures impart certain dynamism in the environment, staging a drama where nature is a protagonist. Her works carry the forms of nature, humans, and distorted forms in some works conveying a visual symbolism to this drama. Her inner quest, emotions, and social difficulties are representing those visual symbols. Mountainscape as one of the symbols of the pristine nature of this planet has been dramatically contextualized in a manner of massive crease folding of drapery inside every beat of the valley and peaks.
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