Ragini Upadhyay, Member

One of Nepal’s noted and prolific painters and printmakers, Ragini Upadhyay is the former Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, the first female to assume the post. Her paintings, which mostly focus on the themes of gender, identity, and sexuality, with references to mythological narratives, is spread globally in the diverse public and personal collections, such as the Bradford Museum (UK), the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Nepal). She obtained a degree in painting from the Lucknow Arts and Crafts University, India, and was a fellow in the Peacock Printmaker and Oxford Printmaker, UK (fellowship by the British Council) and Kunste Akademy, Germany. She has over 63 solo shows and many national and international exhibitions to her credit. Since 2011, she is a member of BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation. She is also the Director of Artist Proof Gallery in Kathmandu, and the former President of Women Artists’ Group of Nepal (WAGON). She was born in Kathmandu.