Born in Nepal, Kathmandu, Rigdol is a 2004 graduate of The University of Colorado at Denver with a degree in painting, drawing, art history and philosophy. At a young age, he was admitted to the School of Tibetan Thangkha Painting where he studied under the guidance of Master Phenpo Tentar and Tenzing Gawa. He also studied traditional Tibetan carpet design in an affiliated institute of Tibetan Children’s Village, a school founded by H. H. the Dalai Lama.

In 2001, he went to Nepal for 9 months to study Tibetan sand painting, butter sculpture and Buddhist philosophy at Shakhaar Choten monastery, where he read the scriptures dealing with the ideas related to art, symbolism and motifs.

His works are the product of collective influences and interpretations of the past events and ideologies. The paintings are often the portrayal of present circumstances that knot with the endless human conflicts. Many of the works have a political tone, particularly with issues dealing with Tibet and China. He works on large-scale paintings and comments that the large scale has the power to engulf the viewer and the artist.

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