Prithvi Shrestha

Contemporary Artists


Born in 1977, Shrestha is a visual artist based in Kathmandu who takes inspiration from the nature and his physical surrounding. He seeks connection between the natural surroundings, technological advancement and human. Through his work, he expresses interrelation of various components of the universe. His artistic expression also explores the intervention that technology has made in our socio-cultural lives. He portrays himself in most of his paintings, to empathize the subject. Besides painting, art performance is another medium of his expression.


Shrestha is more than an artist, he is an organizer, having coordinated various art events. In 2015, he travelled with a group of friends to various earthquake affected areas, lending a helping hand to the earthquake victims. He is the co-founder of Bindu Space for Artists. 


  • 1991

    1st Prize (Gold Medal). 11th World Food Day.
  • 1992

    3rd Prize. Bal Bikash Samaj.
  • 1992

    Special Prize. CWIN.
  • 1992

    Special Prize. Goethe Institute.
  • 1993

    1st Prize. World No-Smoking Day.
  • 1993

    2nd Prize. Drug Abuse.
  • 1994

    3rd Prize. The Reukai Nepal.
  • 1995

    Consolation Prize. Inter CaSmpus Art Competition, by Image Kathmandu.
  • 1996

    3rd Prize. Inter Campus National Art Competition.
  • 1997

    Consolation Prize. Condom Day.
  • 1998

    2nd Prize. National Safe Motherhood.
  • 1999

    Consolation Prize. Free Poster Competition, Fine Arts Campus.
  • 1999

    1st Prize. Ministry of Population and Environment and UNFPA.
  • 2000

    1st Prize. National Poster Competition (CAR-NWG)
  • 2001

    1st Prize. National Comic Strip Competition, Nepal Red Cross Society.
  • 2001

    1st Prize. Mahila Balbalika Tatha Samaj Kalyan Mantralaya.
  • 2001

    3rd Prize. International Comic Strip Competition, Bangkok.
  • 2012

    The World Bank South Asia Region and the World Bank Art Program (USA).
  • 2017

    Araniko Youth Award 2017.
  • 2017

    ‘Himalayan Light’ Art Scholarship by Himalayan Light Foundation.


  • 1995

    Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.
  • 2014

    Amalgum, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu.
  • 2019

    Himalayan Art Festival at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu.


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