Sneha Shrestha is an Educator, artist and Social Entrepreneur from Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently enrolled at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and working on Development and Fundraising for the Children's Art Museum of Nepal.
In 2013, Sneha established Nepal’s first Children’s Art Museum to provide a creative space where children and youth can get hands-on art experience and are encouraged to express themselves creatively. Children’s Art Museum of Nepal is the first of its kind space in Nepal.
The project is partially funded by the grant Shrestha received from the Advanced Leaders Fellowship, which she heard about through aWorld Learning program that had previously given her the opportunity to study abroad in Bali and Geneva. Living and learning in the United States, Geneva and Bali, Sneha moved back to her hometown in Kathmandu in 2013 to establish Nepal’s first Children’s Art Museum. Sneha’s vision for Nepal Children’s Art Museum is to establish itself as an institution and resource for art and education in Nepal.
She has also established herself as a Nepali graffiti artist meshing the Nepali alphabet and the Boston graffiti scene. Imagine has redefined the Nepali alphabet and given it a new identity through graffiti, the alphabet of hip Hop culture.
Being the first to mesh American Graffiti with Nepali Alphabets, she has shown her work in several exhibitions, commissioned works and public walls around the world including Boston, San Francisco, Bali, Istanbul, Geneva and Copenhagen. Her works can be described as thoughtful yet irreverent pieces, marrying the beauty of an elegant script with the droll text she often incorporates into her canvases. When not painting these intricate pieces, Sneha paints bold larger than life walls.
Sneha graduated with honors from Gettysburg College with 2 Bachelors degrees in Globalization Studies and Studio Art. Her commitment to using art as a vehicle for positive social change, lead her to work as a Mentoring Artist in Painting and an Education Coordinator at Artists for Humanity in Boston, helping inner city youth. In 2009, Sneha established a children’s library for a struggling public school and publish three bilingual children’s books. She is also an award-winning children’s book writer and illustrator.
International Magazines and Newspapers:
New York Times, Boston Magazine, Huffington Post, Bant (Turkey), Shanghai Daily (China), Nepali Voice (Australia)
Nepali Magazines and Newspapers:
Nepali Times Weekly Newspaper, Venture Plus Magazine, NepaliBytes E-magazine, Kantipur Daily, Dreams Magazine, Friday Weekly, Nepal Magazine, Kathmandu Post Daily, Annapurna Post Daily, Himal SouthAsia Magazine