Laya Mainali ( Dr )

Laya Mainali ( Dr )

Date of Birth: March 1st 1962

Education: Phd in Fine Arts, Sculpture, “Development of Modern Sculpture in Nepal”, 2004

Masters in Fine Arts, Sculpture, Surikov State Art University, Moscow, Russia, 1988

 

Work Experience:

  1. Associate Professor, Fine Arts Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Since 1988 till now.

  2. Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Fox valley, USA, 1997-1998.

  3. Worked as a Painting and Sculpture tutor for 60 orphan students from Finland during their stay in Kathmandu, Nepal, 1989-1990.

  4. Worked under a NGO, Nepal Center for Women and Children Affairs, as an Art Teacher in different Government school in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 1989-to 1992.

  5. Worked as an Art Teacher (sculpture and drawing) at Original Contemporary Gallery, Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1992.

 

Solo Exhibition:

  1. 2007: Painting- The Art Shop, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Nepal

  2. 2007: Painting- Park Gallery, Lazimpat, Kathmandu,Nepal

  3. 2003: Sculpture- Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal

  4. 2002: Sculpture- Hilton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

  5. 2001: Sculpture- Amics de Nepal Barcelona, Spain

 

Prizes and Awards:

  1. 2005: His Majesty King Gyanendra graciously conferred Mahendra Vidya Bhusan First Category (Highest Educational Award) for Phd Degree, Kathmandu

  2. 2005: His Majesty King Gyanendra graciously conferred Suprawal Gorkha Dhkhin Bahu (Third) for the contribution in Art field, Kathmandu

  3. 2001: His Majesty King Gyanendra graciously conferred Birendra- Aishwarya medal, Kathmandu

  4. 1997: His Majesty King Birendra graciously conferred Silver Medal on Silver Jubilee of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne, Kathmandu

  5. 2007: Certification of Felicitation by ACME Learning Center, Kathmandu

  6. 2006: Certificate of Appreciation conferred by ARAMBA Contemporary Nepali Sculptor Group, Kathmandu

  7. 2006: Certificate of Appreciation conferred by Mainali Asssociation,Kathmandu

  8. 2004: Second Prize (sculpture) National Art Exibition (NAFA), Kathmandu

  9. 2001: Second prize (sculpture) national Art Exhibition , Nepal, Association of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Nepal Academy, Kathmandu 

  10. 2000: Awarded the Araniko Youth Prize in recognition of the contribution in the field of sculptures in Nepal, Kathmandu

  11. 1997: Certificate of Merit on the Silver Jubliee of His Majesty King Birendra’s Accession to the throne from the Main Civic Celebration Committee, Kathmandu.

  12. 1995: Awarded the Best youth Prize in recognition of the contribution in the field of sculpture (portraits) in Nepal, Rangamanch Bio-weekly Newspaper Kathmandu. 

  13. 1995 Certificate of merit and medal on golden jubilee birthday of his Majesty King Birendra from the civic golden jubilee birthday celebration Committee, Kathmandu 

  14. 1977: Second Prize (Painting) Himalaya Bidya Mindir, Kathmandu 

  15. 1976: Third prize (Painting), Nepal Children Organization, Bal Mandir, Kathmandu 

  16. 1976: Wild Life Conservation Department Ministry of Forestry, Kathmandu

 

Book Publications:

All in Nepali Language

  1. 2005: The modern Installed Sculptures of Pramila Giri,

  2. 2004: Material, Type, Style, Elements of Sculpture

  3. 2003: World Art, Civilization, Style and Ism

  4. 2003: Thakur Prasad Mainali and his Modern Environmental Sculpture

  5. 2002: Creation and Perception

  6. 1997: Art and the Artists

 

Art Criticism:

Publishing articles in various aspects of Fine Arts in daily and weekly periodicals since 1889

 

Major Commission Works:

  1. Portrait (bust) of Her Majesty Queen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, In stalled at the Public Park in Baglung, Nepal. Inaugurated by Late Her Majesty Queen Aishworya, 1988.

  2. Portrait (bust) of Her Majesty Queen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah for Gorkha Bal Mandir, Gorkha, Nepal.

  3. Portrait (bust) of Her Majesty Queen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, Installed at Bal Mandir Naxal, Kathmandu. Inaugurated by then Minister of Education, Culture and Social Welfare, Mr. Mod Nath Prashit

  4. Portrait (bust) of Her Majesty Queen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, Installed at the Public Ratna Park, Kathmandu. Inaugurated by then Minister of Local Development, Mr. Kamal Thapa

  5. Portrait (bust) of Late Deputy Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, Installed at Birjung Metropolitian, Nepal, Inaugurated by General Secretary of UML Leader Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal

  6. Portrait (bust) of Late Educationalist Nychuee Bahadur Bajracharya, Principle Maitra School, Installed at Chauni, Kathmandu,

  7. Portrait (bust) of Babar Shamsher JB Rana, Installed at Babar Mahal Revisited Kathmandu,

  8. Portrait (bust) of Krishna Prasad Koirala, Father of Prime minister G.P. Koirala, Installed at Adarsa School, Biratnagar, Nepal, Inaugurated by Prime Minister G.P.Koirala

  9. Portrait (bust) of Late Prime Minister B.P. Koirala , Installed at Dang, Nepal, Inaugurated by then Speaker of House Ram Chandra Paudel.

  10. Portrait (bust) of Martyrs Shree Prasad Parajuli, Installed at Taplejung district, Nepal Inaugurated by Vice Chairman, Upperhouse, Mr Chiranjivi Prasad Rijal.

  11. Portrait (bust) of Martyrs’ Nirgun Sthapit, Installed at Public Youth Campus, Kathmandu, Inaugurated by Late Ganesh Man Singh, a Prominent Political Leader of Nepali Congress

  12. Portrait (bust) of National Poet Siddicharan Shrestha , Installed at Ombahal, Kathmandu, Inaugurated by then Prime Minister Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba.

  13. Portrait (bust) of National Poet Siddicharan Shrestha, Installed at Okhaldunga, Nepal, Inaugurated by then Vice Chancellor Madan Mani Dixit.

  14. Portrait (bust) of National Poet Siddicharan Shrestha, Installed at Mirchaiya, Siraha District, Nepal, Inaugurated by National Poet Madhav Ghimire

  15. Portrait (bust) of Poet Hridaya Chandra Singh Pradhan, Installed at Ramhiti, Bouddha, Kathmandu, Inaugurated by National Poet Madhav Ghimire

  16. Portrait (bust) of Student Martyrs Nanu Neupane, Installed at Padma Kanya Campus, Kathmandu, Inaugurated by Primeminister G.P.Koirala

  17. Statue of Justice, Installed at Nepal Law Campus, Kathmandu, Inaugurated by then Chief Justice Biswo Nath Upadhaya.

  18. Sculpture of 5 feet tall of Lord Jesus Christ at OM Sai Kendra, Ramesh Nepal, Kathmandu.

  19. Sculpture of 5 feet tall of Lord Shri Krishna at Nepal Bal Mandir, Naxal, Kathmandu.

  20. Sculpture of 5 feet tall of Lord Shri Krishan at OM Sai Kendra, Ramesh Nepal, Kathmandu.

 

Participation in Group Exhibition

  1. 2007: On the Occasion of International Mother Language Day, Buri Ganga, Bangladesh and Art Council, Nepal organized International Art Exhibition

  2. 2007: Holi Art Gallery, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

  3. 2007: Mithila Yain Art Gallery, Kathmandu

  4. 2007: Old Man’s Mirror-2 Pashupati Old Age Centre, Kathmandu

  5. 2006: Sonja Art Gallery, Kathmandu

  6. 2006: "Isben" Celebration Norwegian Embassy, Park Gallery, BBIC, Kathmandu.

  7. 2006: "Inspired Expression", Park Gallery, Kathmandu

  8. 2006: 2250 Lord Buddha Jayanti Organizing Committee, Kathmandu

  9. 2006: Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh.

  10. 2005: Art Party, Exhibition and Art Festival, Bhav Art Gallery, Alliance Francise, Kathmandu

  11. 2004: Painting Exhibition organized by Nepal Academy on the occasion of 283 Birth Anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah, Kathmandu

  12. 2001 Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh

  13. 2001: Anta Pachi ko Suruwat, Nepal Association of Fine Arts, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu

  14. 2000: Helping Hands, International Contemporary Art Gallery, Kathmandu

  15. 1999: Rangalal Bangdel Smirti National Art Exhibition ‘Nepal Art Council’ Kathmandu

  16. 1997-2006: National Art And Craft Exibition, Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA), Nepal Academy, Kathmandu

  17. 1996: International Art Exhibition, Kathmandu, On the Auspicious Occasion of The Silver Jubilee of His Majesty King Birendra’s Accession to Throne, Kathmandu

  18. 1987: International Student Art Show, Moscow

  19. 1981: Lion's Club of Kavre, Banepa, Nepal

  20. 1981: Fine Arts Campus, Kathmandu

  21. 1980: Artist Circle, Nepal India Cultural Center, Kathmandu.

  22. 1980: Artist Circle, Fine Art Campus, Kathmandu.

  23. 2000: British Ambassador Residence, Sculpture Exhibition inaugurated by Naxal , Kathmandu

  24. 2004: Nepal Art Society and ‘Baba Narnarayan Ashram Sewa Samiti’, Art Council, Kathmandu

 

Art Workshop:

  1. 2007: Spiritual Painting Workshop, Organized by Fine Art Critics Society, Nepal

  2. 2007: Korea Nepal Culture and Art Education Work Shop Organized by Pum Nepal –Korea Social Work Organization, Kathmandu

  3. 2007: Grand Contemporary Art Workshop at ‘Kalaupaban’organized by Nepal, Association of Fine Arts NAFA and Artist Society of Nepal, Kathmandu.

  4. 2006: International Sculpture Symposium organized by Arrambha, Kathmandu.

  5. 2006: 2550 Buddha Jayanti Organization Committee, Kathmandu

  6. 2006: In Memory of Legend Artist RN Joshi, Park Gallery, Kathmandu

  7. 2006: In Memory "IBSEN" at Residency of Norwegian Ambassador, Kathmandu.

  8. 2004: Participated in seven day workshop organized by Jagaran Media Center on the theme ‘art for discrimination against ethnicity, Kathmandu

  9. 2004: Participated in three day workshop ‘ultimate retreat’ organized jointly by ‘Cave and Nest Resort’ Nagarjun and Maya, Kathmandu

  10. 2004: Participated in a seven day work shop ’Coxing the Nature’ at Osho Tapoban, Nagarjun, organized by ‘Sutra Art Group’, Kathmandu

  11. 2004: Participated in one day work shop organized by Nepal Art Society and ‘Baba Narnarayan Ashram Sewa Samiti’ Matatirtha, Kathmandu

  12. 2003: Participated in one day art Workshop in Dhulikhel by Nepal Commercial artist Organization, Kathmandu

 

Visits:

USA, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Yugoslavia, India, Afghanistan, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Thailand, Bangladesh