PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, CA, March 18th

A Guided Tour of Hell, book launch and art viewing.  A conversation with Samuel Bercholz, Pema Namdol Thaye and Jeffrey Durham, assistant curator of Himalayan Art, Asian Art Museum.

Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall

Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall

 

Boulder Shambhala Center

Boulder, CO, Jan 21st

Exploring the Bardos of Life and Death, a day long program.

 

Naropa University

Boulder, CO, Jan 20th

An art exhibition and talk at Naropa University's Nalanda Campus.


2016

Shambhala New York City

New York, NY, Dec 8th
Book Launch of A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir..  Author and artist discussion.

 

Rubin Museum of ART

New York, NY, Dec 7th
Book launch of A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir. Discussion with actor and film director Steve Buscemi.


2015

SF TRIBAL & TEXTILE ARTS SHOW San Fransisco, CA, Feb 5-8th Exhibition of Pema Namdol's third book, Celestial Portfolio.

sf tribal & textile arts show

San Fransisco, CA, Feb 5-8th
Exhibition of Celestial Portfolio.


2013

pacific palms resort

Los Angeles, CA, Sept 14th
Exhibition of the Golden Temple Buddha model in partnership with H.E. Rigzin Rinpoche.


Display of art materials

Display of art materials

 

2012

sf arts of pacific asia show

San Fransisco, CA, Feb 2-5th
Featuring thankas, contemporary paintings, and metal work.

 

NY arts of pacific asia show

New York, NY, March 21-25th
Featuring thankas, contemporary paintings, and metal work.

 

SF fine art fair

San Fransisco, CA, May 16-20th
Featuring thankas, contemporary paintings, and metal work.


2011

tibet house

Tibetan Contemporary Art: Tantric Visions in Modern Self-Expression
New York, NY, Sept 14th - Nov 15th
Two of Pema Namdol's contemporary artworks join an impressive collection of evocative and emotive pieces that combine to provide the viewer with an understanding of the changing landscape of Tibetan art.

 

kalachakra for world peace

Studio Exhibition
Washington, DC, July 6-16th

Studio exhibition at the Kalachakra for World Peace.


2010

Hammer museum

The Mandala Project
Los Angeles, CA, Oct 26 - Nov 7th

Exhibition of 3-D Zangdok Palri model in partnership with the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation (Ari Bhöd); Hammer Conversations with Pema Namdol and Michael Rotondi.

 

Video of Hammer Conversations with Pema Namdol & Michael Rotundi, 11/7/10 (Run time: 1 hour, 20 min.)

 

Rubin Museum of Art

Bardo: Tibetan Art of the Afterlife
New York, NY, Feb 12 -Sept 6th

Exhibition of Völkerkunde Museum's 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala.

 

tibet house

Modern Buddhist Visions by Pema Namdol Thaye
New York, NY, Feb 11 - April 16th

Solo exhibition of thanka paintings, precious jewelry, sculpting, wood craft and painting materials.


Shi-Tro Mandala Exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art

Shi-Tro Mandala Exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art

 

2009-2010

Rubin Museum of Art

Mandala: The Perfect Circle
New York, NY, Aug 14 - Jan 11th

Exhibition of Völkerkunde Museum's 3-D Shi-Tro mandala.


2009

PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM

The Thankas of Master Artist Pema Namdol Thaye
Pasadena, CA, Jan 16-18th

Solo exhibition hosted by Ari Bhöd and the Himalayan Arts Council, including a public talk and art workshop.


2005

ARI BHÖ

3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace
Tehachapi, CA, Permanent Exhibition

Exhibition of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala. 


2002

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forest lawn museum

Mysticism Demystified: Appreciating Buddhist Art and Meaning
Glendale, CA, Feb 16 - May 12th

Solo thanka painting exhibition.


2001

pacific asia museum

The Universe: Constructing the Cosmos in the Religious Art of Asia
Pasadena, CA, Feb 4 - May 6th

Exhibition of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace.

 

san diego museum of art

75th Anniversary Celebrations
San Diego, CA, Aug 26 - Nov 11th
Exhibition centerpiece: 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace.

 

chagdud gonpa t'hondup ling

Los Angeles, CA, 2001-2005
Exhibition of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace.


2000

tibet house

The Creativity of Tradition: The Art of Pema Namdol Thaye
New York, NY, Feb - April

Solo exhibition of approximately 40 traditional thanka paintings.

 
 

limn gallery

The Creativity of Tradition: The Art of Pema Namdol
San Francisco, CA, May - June

Solo exhibition of approximately 40 traditional thanka paintings, including an artist workshop.

 

agape international spiritual center

Culver City, CA, June - Oct
Select thanka paintings.

 

gallery république d'elegance

Santa Monica, CA, Oct - Nov
Select thanka paintings.


1998

cultural centre of daoulas abbey

Brittany, France
3-D Shi-Tro Mandala exhibited as the centerpiece for a five-month Bhutan exhibit.


1997

vÖlkerkunde museum

Bardo Mandala Show
Zürich, Switzerland
Exhibit of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala.


1994

Victoria & Albert Museum

London, England
Solo exhibit of select thanka paintings during participation in the First International Art Symposium on Tibetan Art organized by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the Victoria and Albert Museum.


1992

VÖLKERKUNDE MUSEUM

Bardo Mandala Show
Zürich, Switzerland
3-D Shi-Tro Mandala exhibited  for a period of one year.  It has subsequently been exhibited in Graz, Austria in 1995, and in Rutibobelbad, Switzerland in 1996.


1983-1984

The Tibet Exhibition in Japan

3-D Shi-Tro Mandala
Jointly constructed by Ven. Lama Tsarak Gonpo Tenzing Rinpoche and Pema Namdol, the mandala was exhibited in five Japanese cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Kitakyushu, Awameri, and Sendai.


1981

Zangdok Palri Monastery

Tibetan Shi-Tro Mandala
Kalimpong, India, Permanent Exhibition

This mandala was constructed during Pema Namdol’s apprenticeship with the Ven. Lama Tsarak Gonpo Tenzing Rinpoche.