Born in Tibet, Kalsang Dawa had apprenticed with three of Lhasa’s most prominent masters of traditional art by the time he was fourteen. He studied with the Venerable Sengye Yeshi, former personal painter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Kalsang moved to North America in 1998 and began pushing the boundaries of tradition with an evolving personal style. Emphasizing art as a source of insight and healing, he has conducted more than 50 workshops at museums, galleries, Buddhist centers, and educational institutions. His prints have sold at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He was profiled by the CBC and Vancouver magazine and featured in the film Dancing on the Hurricane. For more information, please visit his website.