The Bagri Foundation Scholarship at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts aims to encourage and reward emerging artists. We are proud to announce the Bagri Foundation Scholar for 2017 – 2019 at The School, Karma Lama.
Karma is of Nepalese nationality and was brought up in a Buddhist monastery. Both his brothers and uncle are Buddhist Monks. In Nepal he studied traditional Tibetan art cultures, in particular the rituals encompassed in thangka paintings. He has also lived as an artist in residence in a Buddhist temple in Southwark. He recently graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art from the Oxford Brookes University.
Karma’s exposure to multicultural influences, both in the UK and Nepal, has enabled him to broaden his skill set and knowledge of painting. His upbringing informed a familiarity of the forms of eastern Asian art, particularly in relation to religious artwork. He understands that art is not just for display museums; art has a significant and valuable cultural, religious and social foundation in which it should be experienced.
Karma Lama started his MA degree on 18 September 2017 and will complete his degree in July 2019. He was selected for the Bagri Scholarship because of his expertise in and knowledge of Asian Arts. He is a talented artist who would not have been able to study in the UK without financial support.