Artist Profiles

Artist:

Ujjwal Shrestha

Country:

Nepal

Organization:

Crafted in Kathmandu

Media/General:

Mask Making

Year(s) Attended:

Arlington: 2017, 2018
Santa Fe: 2014, 2015

About:

Ujjwal learned the craft of paper mache from watching family members create traditional masks for ritual performances in the Kathmandu Valley. The skill of mask making is endangered and only a few families in his community practice the art. Ujjwal is training a new generation in this craftsmanship. He has expanded his product line to include finely made paper products, thus employing hundreds of men and women.