Lobsang Tsewang (Tibetan American, b. in Nepal) is an artist, his works are influenced by Tibetan traditional art, particularly Thangka paintings. Since he was raised in Buddhist family, Tsewang’s work is inhabited with the iconography of the religion of his homeland. While his recent work springs from personal conviction, it also stands as a symbol and testimony of how one’s personal biography and conviction, through aesthetic expression, can embody messages of resistance against religion and political oppression.
Lobsang received his BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2015, he received Susan Daykin Scholarship from the Department of Fine Arts at FIT. He is currently employed at The Art and Design Gallery at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.