Tenzing Rigdol

Emmanuel Art Gallery

March 21 - June 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday March 21 from 6 - 9 p.m.
emm 1The first U.S. solo exhibition of work by contemporary Tibetan artist and activist Tenzing Rigdol is coming to the University of Colorado Denver. My World Is in Your Blind Spot, the title of the exhibition and its signature work, opens March 21 at The Emmanuel Art Gallery, presented by the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts and Media.

“The work is a masterpiece,” says curator Sarah Magnatta. “It encompasses Rigdol’s ability to use religious imagery in a visually provocative manner, all while incorporating personal and political components that bring light to difficult and controversial topics.”

Rigdol, whose parents fled Tibet in the 1960s, studied at the University of Colorado and graduated from the College of Arts & Media in 2005 with a BFA in painting and drawing and a BA in art history. Although his work is shown around the world, including currently at the MET, his time living in Colorado has influenced his art through his academic studies and relationship with the environment.

“We are honored to have on view work that invokes international awareness and empathy,” says Jeff Lambson, Emmanuel Art Gallery director. “Rigdol’s art, while visually stunning, exposes the viewer to his culture of political activism and social conciseness, often in the 'Blindspot' of the rest of the world. It is timely for our students, Colorado and community,” he notes.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM