Meet The Artist: Mrs. Sunaina Thakur
I am Sunaina Thakur, belong from remote village of Nepal and at the age of 12 I have desire to know about Mithila art which I found on mud walls in our village. I was always taking participation in drawing competition at our school. I went so many places to learn about Mithila art and culture like India and remote places Nepal.
I am daughter of Mr. Ram Chandar Thakur and chhatiya Devi. Imarried with Mr. Shambhu Thakur. I get great support from my husband to change my life. After married completed my bachelor’s degree and now running in master degree. Now, I have started mithila arts gallery at Janakpurdham and Kathmandu. I have trained more than four hundred women and College level students where 20 women has got chance for employment.I have participated many exhibitions at Nepal, India, Shree lanka, and organized solo exhibition at six times like Kathmandu, Janakpur, Jaleshwor, New work (USA), Tokyo & Osaka (Japan). In Nepal my exhibition was inaugurated and observed by very notable personalities like former president Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, Chief Minister of Provenance -2, Narayan Kaj Shrestha, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Maha Nayak Rajesh Hamal, Manisha Koirala etc.
I have received so many awards like N- Peace Award (2012), Common Ground Award, Safal Manila Udhmi, Lalit Kala Special and National Award (2018), Best Painting Award (2018), In India 100 Heroes of Madhesh Award 2019, Grand Sangati Award 2019, Women of the Year Award (2021) from India etc. And many others.my arts have reached many countries like India, China, Japan, Australia, USA, London, Canada, Shree Lanka and Poland.
It’s my great pleasure going to participate in Mithila Festival USA 2021 exhibition entitled "art for SDGs: the Mithila Heritage" organized by Mithila Center, USA going to be held on April 14-17, 2021.
I would like to thank you Mithila Center, USA for this wonderful opportunity to show case my art at such important event. I truly believe that, Mithila Festival USA and art exhibition would not only support and promote artist but also help to preserve and promote Mithila culture heritage globally.
To promote social entrepreneurship and support artist, live auction will be also held followed by my solo exhibition and so requesting everyone to participate and support.
Solo Exhibition & Art Auction Date: April 17, 2021 (12.15pm-1.00pm)
Zoom ID: 326 172 7262
For more info, please visit www.mithilacenter.org