Work of Nepali artist exhibited in Suzhou, China

RAGINI Upadhyay Grela, as one of the most internationally renowned artists in Nepal, is having her solo exhibition at Wang Xiaohui Art Museum in Suzhou near Pingjiang Road through February 8. This is the 60th exhibition for Grela around the world. The exhibition features nearly 50 canvas, water-colors and prints created by her.  Read the […]

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 […]

Ragini Upadhayay from Kathmandu visits Alex Saemmer, carpet creator in Lehel, Germany

Ragini Upadhyay ist ein brand name in der Kunstszene Nepals, wo sie seit 30 Jahren als Malerin und Graphikerin tätig ist. Sie ist Urheberin des Künstlerinnenverbandes Wagon (Women Artists’ Group of Nepal) und betreibt seit zwei Jahren eine Druckerei, die sie jungen Graphikern gratis zur Verfügung stellt. Mit bislang 25 Gruppen- und an die 60 Einzelausstellungen rund […]

Ragini sings through her art

ISLAMABAD: Salvador Dali once said, “Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.” Keeping in line with his thought, Ragini Upadhyay Grela is one contemporary artist, […]

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 […]

Foreign palette: A walk in the clouds

Dawn, 21st February 2010 Most visitors who flocked to the well-publicised exhibition of the Nepali artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela at Gallery 919, Karachi, on February 13 were somewhat mystified by what they saw. Perhaps it was because Grela’s work was unlike anything they had come across before. Or because they felt there was certain ambivalence […]

Karachi: Ragini’s canvas demands emotional outlets

KARACHI, April 7: The works of Ragini Upadhyaya Grela, a renowned Nepalese artist who believes in ‘Art for Life’ are on display at Majmua Art Gallery.  In the unique conglomeration of images around the Swayambhu monastery, a drama of revelry unfolds creating a situation of tension between war and beleaguered peace. In this melee, we […]

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 […]