Sunder Yadav was raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he said his art was
inspired by his culture and civilization. He enrolled in the Fine Arts
Campus of Kathmandu where he focused on Mithila folk art, which is
painting with fingers, twigs, brushes, and matchsticks, using natural
dyes and pigments, and characterized by eye-catching geometrical
Yadav trained for four years and began exhibiting his work. He found an
appreciative audience and was awarded the Special National Award at
Kathmandu’s International Exhibition in 2004. That gave him
encouragement to open the Mithila Yain Art Gallery in Kathmandu.
was the best decision to open the gallery,” said Mr. Yadav. “This was
another opportunity to grow and also to increase tourism in our area.
Thousands of people got to see my work, and I am now beginning to
exhibit in the United States as well as other countries.”