Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nepalese Artist Jyoti Duwadi Thrives on Chance

By Anne Black
Accomplished international artist Jyoti Duwadi was born in Nepal and moved to the United States in 1971 to attend school in Missoula, Montana, on a scholarship. But he didn’t come here to study art. He had an undergraduate degree from Kathmandu in political science and public administration and planned to pursue an advanced degree in political science. He then moved to California to seek his Ph.D., also in political science. In fact, his route to art – and, eventually, Bellingham – is peppered with fortuitous circumstances. Sitting with him in his Bellingham studio, politician is the last thing you’d imagine. Duwadi is casual, comfortable, humble, and kind. [More]