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Northeastern University Gallery 360
60 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Sneha Shrestha (aka  IMAGINE)

Knowledge is Power
March 31–Aug. 21, 2018

Street artist Sneha Shrestha,  known as  IMAGINE in the art world,  paints mindful mantras  in  an innovative style that  blends the  aesthetics of the  Nepali alphabet  and  Sanskrit, Turkish calligraphy,  and  American  graffiti.

Shrestha, who was born in Nepal and now lives in Boston,  painted a mural at Northeastern along the concourse between Ell Hall and the Curry Student Center outside Gallery 360.  The mural features  vibrant reds, blues,  and gold—the colors she’d see in  Nepal.

 “My inspiration comes from where I’m from, which is Nepal. I was born and raised there. A lot of traditions and culture shine through with the colors that I use and the words that I write.”  

—Sneha Shrestha  

Shrestha  has shown her work in exhibitions, commissioned works,  and public walls  in the United States, Indonesia, Istanbul,  Switzerland,  and  Denmark.  She  has  worked at  Boston’s  Artists for Humanity, an experience that inspired her to  dedicate her life to art, education and social impact.  She  later  established Nepal’s first Children’s Art Museum  to provide a space where young people can develop 21st-century  skills through project-based creative experiences.