Ashes

Loosing my lovely child Shivata completely changed my world. My creativity explores new fields planted with sadness and desire to reconnect with Shivata beyond death.

Artwork

A few of my works are presented here. Many more may be shown later. Come back, please. Ashes series Nature Speaks series Gaijatra series Love in the air series People’s Power series Time Wheel series Ragini Odyssey series A Sun never dies series

Where it starts

My life has been art and art has been my life. I have never stopped transforming my thoughts and emotions into pictures that narrate many stories. I initiate them, and the spectator has to complete them. Ragini Upadhayay Grela I witnessed two revolutions in Nepal. The first established the multi-party democracy and the second replaced […]

Ragini’s ‘Love Revisited’ on display

Published On:  March 27, 2019 05:05 PM NPT By: Republica The solo art exhibition ‘Love Revisited’ by veteran artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela is on exhibition since March 13 at Le Sherpa, Lazimpat. The exhibition is dedicated to all the daughters and mother of this Earth and also to celebrate International Women’s day 2019. In her art works […]

The pain of love and separation

Sewa Bhattarai Nepali Time March 27, 2019 Ragini Upadhyay calls her artwork an ‘artistic diary’, reflect her life events and yearnings. Her current exhibition Love Revisited at Le Sherpa is a visual documentation of her feelings. It showcases more than a dozen of Upadhyay’s prints, all centered around the theme of love, affection, separation, and the pain of […]

Ragini exhibits “Love Revisited” at Le Sherpa

Renowned artist Ragini Upadhayay Grela is showing her 61st solo art exhibition at the Kathmandu Art Gallery at hotel  Le Sherpa, Lazimpat on 13 March. The exhibition was opened on 13 March by EU Ambassador Veronica Cody and will continue for another month. Ragini’s art shows symbols of love Addressing the inaugural function of the […]

NAFA will die in its childhood

Currently, Ragini Upadhayay Grela is the Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts. She talked with Amarendra Yadav of The Rising Nepal on issues relating to her organisation and Nepali art as well as the government plan to merge the academies related to art and culture. Read the full article

Art & Soul – Ragini Upadhayay

“Life is a journey that puts you through despair and contentment in equal measure. It’s your attitude that decides how long both will exist,” shares famed Nepali artist, Ragini Upadhayay and the first woman chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). She also says that success isn’t about what you accomplish in your life, […]

Asian Art News complete review

The Relentless Critic Nepalese artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela has never been afraid to ask questions through her art, which has revitalized the satirical tradition of social commentary in the art of Nepal. She is exceptional in identifying contemporary ills be they of the environment or socio-political issues. By Kurchi Dasgupta  Nepal’s art world is dominated […]

Art attack on Gaijatra

A unique visual of Nepali politics is on display at Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu. This is an exhibition of paintings executed by the well-known mature artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela. She has used oil, drawings and intaglio in her works. One afternoon, I visited the gallery to see her paintings mainly executed round the theme […]

Time Wheel

This article was originally published in the Kathmandu Post (2005-05-18) Politics of wheel By ABHI SUBEDI The walls of Sangita Thapa’s Siddhartha Art Gallery at Babarmahal Revisited have become vertical stage to me. Over the year I have watched the Nepali times, the somersaults of this nation’s history staged on these non-descript walls. After the […]

Embodying Myth

WAYNE AMTIZIS in Nepali Times FROM ISSUE #30 (16 FEB 2001 – 22 FEB 2001) Known for her alluring and satirical prints, Ragini Upadhyay-Grela now displays her creative prowess with her work in oil. A single figure dominates a painterly landscape. Heavy, stable, secure and complete unto themselves, the animals she depicts contain a range […]

Ragini’s political stand, 1999

From Maurice O’RiordanAsian Art News – August 1999 Myth and politics have always been a strong and inextricable themes in the artistic career of Ragini Upadhayay-Grela, one of the few fully professional artists working in Nepal today. The title, The Myth of Politics, for her most recent exhibition of 21 paintings was borrowed from an […]

The exhibitions’ album

A set of photos of a long series of exhibitions 1979 – First Solo exhibition , opened by late Lain Singh Bangdel at NAFA , NEPAL 1979 First Solo exhibition opened by late artist / writer Lain SIng Bangdel together with late Bal Krishna Samma and B.P. Koirala at Nepal Association of Fine Art 1980 […]