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Bhaikaji “Bishal” Manandhar

1411 West Greenleaf Ave, Chicago, IL 60626


Phone: 312-882-9242 | Email: bishal.manandhar.ktm@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications
Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) – School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL. USA
Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) - Studio Art, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL. USA
Intermediate in Fine Arts (IFA) - Painting, Lalitkala Campus, Bhotahiti, Kathmandu Nepal
Intermediate in Commerce (I Com), Nepal Commerce Campus, Minbhaban, Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal

Fellowships
2014 Curatorial Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy, Art Institute of Chicago

Additional Professional Development (Training)


School of Art Institute of Chicago [SAIC], Chicago, IL, USA
Painting Studio (Oil and Acrylic figure painting class)
CAAN School of Fine Art, Bagbazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
(Oil Color, Acrylic Color, Water Color, Oil Pastel, Crayon Color, Charcoal)
Kalalaya Art School, Kathmandu, Nepal
(Creative Art, Abstract Form, Site Specific Art, Conceptual Art)

Memberships
2017 International Art Group, Chicago, IL USA
2010 KCAC, Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center
2009 CAAN School of Fine Art, Commercial Artist Association Nepal

Solo Exhibition
2017 Emotional Walls from Nepal
Heartland Cafe, Chicago, IL, USA
2016 Emotional Walls… what’s left behind…
The Taragaon Museum, Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu, Nepal
Rusted Impression
Bikalpa Art Center (BAC), Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
2015 Nepal Recovery Art Exhibition (Fundraise Art Exhibition)
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2011 Behind Closed Doors
Park Gallery, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
2010 Site Specific Work, at Shegal
Kalalaya Art School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Group Exhibition
2018 81st Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Polish Museum of America
(The Polish Arts Club of Chicago)
Chicago, IL, USA
2017 Creature comforts, International Art Group, Second Story Studio Gallery
Chicago, IL, USA
Community College Juried Student Exhibition, Fine Arts Building, Northeastern Illinois University,
NEIU
Chicago, IL, USA
80th Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Polish Museum of America
(The Polish Arts Club of Chicago)
Chicago, IL, USA
19th Annual Exhibition, Department of Art and Architecture – Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL, USA
Culture Bridge 2017, Internation Art, DANK-HAUS German Cultural Center
Chicago, IL, USA
2016 Open Studio Exhibition, Bikalpa Art Center, BAC
Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
“WONDER” Group Art Show, Chicago Art Department, CAD
Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Art Walkathon “Art in Every Village”, Nepal Art Council
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
2015 Cultural Exchange Exhibition (Link), Cultural Center “El Refugio”
Tlaquepaque, Jal, Mexico
1st OPEN Center for the Arts Anniversary Fundraiser, OPEN Center for the Arts
Chicago, IL, USA
2014 Who Is Afraid of Red! Studio Oh!
Chicaog, IL, USA
1st Annual OPEN Exhibition, OPEN Center for the Arts
Chicago, IL, USA
16th Annual Exhibition, Department of Art and Architecture - HWC
(Juried by – Abigail Satinsky, Associate Director of Threewalls)
Chicago, IL, USA
“Animals” HWC Student Art Show (Humanifest’Oh Festival), Fine Art Integration Committee, FAIC
Chicago, IL, USA
2013 Convergence/Divergence, Chicago Art Department, CAD
Chicago, IL, USA
Experimental Media and Performance
Bikalpa Art Center (BAC), Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
2012 Semester End Show [SAIC Building],
SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA
2011 National Fine Arts Exhibition, 2068, Nepal Academy of Fine Art, NAFA
BalMandir, Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal
2006 2nd Annual Art Exhibition, a connection …with you II…, Oath present, Nepal Art Council
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
2004 1st Annual Art Exhibition, a connection …with you I…, Oath present, Gallery Nine
Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
2002 Valley Community Exhibition, Commercial Artist Association Nepal, (CAAN), Nepal Art Council
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
2nd Juddha Kala, Zero Century Nepal, Nepal Art Council
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
2001 1st Juddha Kala, Zero Century Nepal, Nepal Art Council
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Workshop Art Exhibition, Commercial Artist Association Nepal, (CAAN), Nepal Art Council
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Awards
2017 3st Place, Community College Juried Student Exhibition, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)
Chicago, IL, USA.
Honorable Mention, 80th Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The Polish Museum of America
Chicago, IL, USA.
Juror’s Award, 19th Annual Exhibition, Department of Art and Architecture – Harold Washington Co.
Chicago, IL, USA.
2002 1st Prize, 2nd Judda Kala, Zero Century Nepal
Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Workshops / Residencies
2016 Printmaking Residency
Bikalpa Art Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
2013 Artist in Residency Program, Experimental Media and Performance
Bikalpa Art Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
2010 Site Specific Work, at Shegal
Kalalaya Art School, Kathmandu, Nepal
2001 Landscape Workshop, Commercial Artist Association Nepal, (CAAN)
Sankhu, Nepal

Related Experience
2004 Founding Member of Oath, an art group which functioned from (2004 - 2007)
2002 Instructor for winter and summer vacation art camps