Artist in Residence Biography: Sherab Khandro
“As world citizens, we have an opportunity, quite possibly a responsibility, to bring our best qualities forth for the benefit of all. Giving birth to the deepest aspirations of our hearts, through our words and our deeds. My art is my voice, I speak of loving kindness, compassion and peace.” Sherab Khandro
Accomplished painter, sculptor, speaker and writer, Sherab “Shey” Khandro draws inspiration from her years of philosophical study and over two decades of work as a professional in the visual arts. Formally trained by Tibetan masters in exile in the U.S., Sherab Khandro brings years of spiritual training to all of her work. Exploring symbols within our modern culture, imbuing her work with intention, she tells a story, inviting us to remember what is important in life and the qualities we are committed to embracing for the benefit of all.
Through symbols of transformation: images of the Buddha and totems found in nature, she reminds us of our own natural beauty, and the power of small acts to make a difference. Drawn to the architecture of a composition in both paintings and sculpture, she is equally inspired by the play of color and the exploration dimension and form. Often interactive, her sculpture is an invitation to engage.
Using the detailed technique of pointillism in her paintings, the neo-impressionist style in which tiny dots of color create rich and vibrant imagery. With each stroke of the brush comes a prayer of compassion. Each dot, offered as a jewel, a prayer to end suffering in the world.