About the Artist

7th - 19th February 2020
Specialist at LiveBeyond, teaching and leading workshops in calligraphy and ‘The Meditative Approach to Creativity’, Barichara, Colombia.

October 2019 - 12th January 2020
Contributor to Lettering Exhibition. Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales.

9th - 10th November 2019
Tibetan Calligraphy masterclass at the British Library - as part of their Buddhism Exhibition.

October 2019
Solo exhibition at Terton Gallery, Thimphu, Bhutan. Featuring the launch of a first collaboration jewellery piece with Bhutan based Malaya Jewelry.

7th - 13th July 2019
Contributor to a Tibetan calligraphy exhibition during the 15th International Conference on Tibetan Studies at inalco - 65 rue des Grands Moulins, CS 21351, 75214 - Paris.

1st - 9th June 2019
Retrospective exhibition as part of Chalice Well Dharma Festival, Glastonbury. U.K.

3rd - 18th May 2019
Expert guest of LiveBeyond - to teach and lead meditation as well as talks and workshops on creativity. Barichara, Colombia.

8th November - 27th December 2018
Contributor to The 5th International ‘Calligraphies in Conversation’ Exhibition held at Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, California, U.S.A.

11th - 15th July 2018
An exhibition of the original works for Sacred Scripts - A Meditative Journey Though Tibetan Calligraphy, during Dharma Festival 2018 at Gaunts House, near Wimborne, Dorset, UK.

8th - 10th June 2018
Dharma Art Weekend workshop with Tashi Mannox at the Hermitage of the Awakened Heart  -  Ynys Graianog, Ynys, Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales. LL52 0NT.

29th April 2018
A piece called Beyond Hope and Fear was especially created for Tibetan Calligraphy Day 2018, which falls on April 30th, an exhibited with a collection of other Tibetan calligraphy participants organised by the Latse Library of Tibetan, NYC. and shows at the Sherpa Temple in Jackson Heights, NY, U.S.A.

9th February - 3rd March 2018
The Meditative Scribe - a retrospective exhibition of Tibetan calligraphic and Dharma art at the Trace Foundation - 132 Perry St, 2B, New York, NY 10014.

8th - 10th September 2017
Turin in North West Italy hosts a weekend course in how to learn Tibetan Uchen calligraphy. Limited spaces, please follow the link here to book a place.

7th - 9th July 2017
A weekend workshop - ‘A Meditative Approach to Creativity’ at Tan y Garth Hall, Pontfadog, Llangollen, North Wales. The unique nature of this two day course focuses the approach to creativity as more important to what is created. This is achieved through an attitude of non expectation and fearlessness in both meditation and action. Therefore to accept the perfection in the imperfection in the created end result of an ensō.
Course program and booking here in the link.

27th April 2017
‘Scripts of Heart and Mind’ - calligraphy demonstration and talk at the Trace Foundation, NYC, explaining the historical development and the richly diverse variants of the Tibetan Written language systems. The event was joined via podcast by hundreds of keen followers across Tibetan.

22nd April and 3rd May 2017
Two lectures with calligraphy demonstrations at the Rubin Museum of Art, NYC, ‘The Painted Mantra’ & ‘Sacred Syllables and their Sounds’ - as part of their Om-Lab program of events. The Lectures we followed by book signings of ‘Sacred Scripts’.

3rd April 2017 - 30th October 2019
Solo Exhibition with Amankora - Thimbu and Paro, Bhutan. The Exhibition comprises of 30 pieces on the theme of Guru Rinpoche, which coincided with the famous Paro tsechu celebrations. The exhibition launch and book signing of ‘Sacred Scripts’ was opened by Ven Myrik Rinpoche and attended by Bhutanese dignitaries including two of the Bhutanese princesses.

23rd Nov - 3rd December 2016
A premiere exhibition of the original calligraphy works that feature in Tashi’s new book Sacred Scripts, at The Table, Hay-on-Wye, U.K.

13th - 24th October 2016
Sacred Scripts book launch and book signing:
Sunday 16th October book signing at the Golden Notebook, Woodstock NY.
Sunday 23rd October book signing, talk and calligraphy demonstration at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, NY.

16th - 22nd July 2016
The second Tibetan calligraphy/meditation retreat in the Welsh countryside, focusing on the Umed script styles.

April - June 2016
Exhibiting participant with Sarjah Biennial 2016. “dot” exhibition at the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum in the United Arab Emirates.

7th - December 12th 2015
Participant at the Ziya Art Centre that hosted its second Calligraphies in Conversation International Exhibition in multiple locations across Northern California.

14th - 22nd August 2015
Tibetan Calligraphy/meditation retreat, perhaps the first of its kind in the West. This eight-day course in the art of Tibetan handwriting was held in the conducive and beautiful border countryside of Wales. The calligraphy-meditation retreat consisted of how to properly construct the classical Uchen script, from the foundation of the alphabet through to the many subjoined letters, onto forming words and sentences in a coherent and beautiful formation. The remaining days of the retreat focused on forming traditional mantras as well as seed syllables as a useful aid to Buddhist visualisation practices. This retreat proved very successful and will be held annually on each of the other traditional Tibetan scripts such as the Umed styles.

24th April 2015
A talk on The Role of Calligraphy and Art within Dharma
followed by a Tibetan calligraphy workshop at London Samye Dzong, Bermondsey, London: 25th - 26th April 2015

20th - 22nd Nov and 28th - 30th Nov 2014
Intensive Tibetan calligraphy workshop in Venice and Tuscany with the Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan studies.
Course program here in the link.

24th October- 3rd November 2014
Solo exhibition with a weekend Tibetan calligraphy course at The Foundation of Contemplative Studies Moscow as well as a lecture at the Contemporary Calligraphy Museum of Moscow, Russia.

4th – 6th April 2014
Tibetan calligraphy course at the Dzogchen Community in Conway, Massachusetts.

2nd April 2014
‘The Painted Mantra’ Solo Lecture given at The Rubin Museum of Art, NYC.
As part of their Bodies in Balance Tibetan medicine exhibition.

March – May 2014
Participant at the ‘Calligraphies in conversation’ International exhibition collective between Islamic and Eastern art. At the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California.

14th Feb 2014
Intensive Tibetan calligraphy workshop in Brussels at Samye Dzong Belgium.

August 2013 – March 2014
Tashi Gallery.Located in Hay-on-Wye, on the Welsh border. UK.

4th - 30th June 2013
Joint Exhibition with Calligraphy stone carver Richard Kindersley at the Monnow Gallery, Walterstone, Hereford, HR2 0DY
Monnow Valley Arts Centre

17th January - 6th February 2013
‘Illuminated Optimism’ an exhibition of limited edition prints from the Illuminated series at Cave, 210 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

1st November - 15th December 2012
The 4th International exhibition of Calligraphy at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Moscow.
As sole representative of Great Britain and of ‘Tibetan calligraphy’, for the third term running, Tashi contributes especially created art pieces to this world class event.

9th - 29th October 2012
Featured exhibition contributor and guest with the “Himalayan Cultural Days” at the Kullo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
Tashi also lead two days of Tibetan calligraphy workshops in the exhibition space of the Kullo gallery.

1st April - 1st May 2012
Participant with Sarjah Biennial 2012. “Universe” exhibition at the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum in the United Arab Emirates.
The art pieces especially created for this exhibition can be viewed here in the link

From March 2012
Tashi accordingly invited to join the American based ‘Integral Life’ Gallery.

16th - ” ” October 2011
Laughing in the Face of Death exhibition.
Prints of the five Skull paintings premières in London at the complimentary surroundings of the Jivamukti Yoga Centre.

10th - 18th September 2011
Herefordshire Art week presents a limited edition print exhibition of a selection of Tashi’s Illuminated Iconographic series, featuring the Laughing in the Face of Death set of five masterpieces.

10th - 12th September 2010
‘Sacred Calligraphy’
3rd International Exhibition of Calligraphy 2010 in the historical Russian town of Velikly Novgorod, hosted by Contemporary Calligraphy Museum of Moscow. The exhibition features art pieces of world class calligraphy artists from 43 countries, Tashi being the sole participant representing Great Britain.
During the exhibition period Tashi will give a lecture explaining the sacred meaning of the Mani mantra.

7th April - 7th June 2010
The Sarjah Biennial 2010.
Tashi shows three major calligraphy pieces alongside other world celebrated calligraphy artists, at the 4th international exhibition of calligraphy in the United Arab Emirates.
For more details see link

October 14th - November 14th 2009
2nd International calligraphy exhibition.
The Moscow Contemporary museum of calligraphy.
Featuring a calligraphy piece especially commissioned by the museum, also on lone is four other art pieces by Tashi, these will go a world tour until 2014, starting with Paris.
The Exhibition hosts artworks of 100 calligraphers from 33 countries and nears 200 calligraphy masterpieces on show.
Of the exhibition participants, Tashi is the only contributing artist in Tibetan calligraphy and the sole participant representing Great Britain.

January–February 2006
Black on Black
Private View retrospective, Islington,
N1, London.

November 2004
Contemporary Tibetan Calligraphy Brings Eastern Promise to Hoxton.
Abundance, Journeys in Sanskrit & Tibetan Calligraphic Art.
Exhibited at The True Studio, 
N1 Shoreditch.

October 2003
Urban Spirit
Alberto Vilar Gallery, The Prince’s Foundation, Shoreditch, London.
Launch of Soulhouette project.

June 2002–present
Commissioned, by Isabella Blow, to create calligraphy and illustrations for the accompanying book to the international, touring exhibition “When Philip Met Isabella: Philip Treacy’s Hats for Isabella Blow”, curated by The Design Museum, London. A painting by Tashi is featured in the main exhibition,  which visits Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Denmark and more,  before returning to London at the Design Museum.
June 2003
Follow the Tiger
Private View retrospective,
Shoreditch, London.

May–June 2003
Exhibition at The Box
Covent Garden, London.

September 2002–March 2003
The Chambers Gallery
Calligraphic Art exhibited in Chelsea,
New York.

December 2002
Creative Momentum
Joint-artist exhibition at the Linda Wrigglesworth Gallery, Mayfair, London and the Metropolitan Hotel,
Mayfair, London.

November 2002
Designated main contemporary artist at the 2002 Asian Art Event, London.

March–April 2002
Exhibition of Tibetan calligraphy at the Kismet Gallery, New York.

September–October 2001
The Four Contemplations
Banner Exhibition at the Pineal Eye, Soho, London.

August–September 2001
The Linda Wrigglesworth Gallery
Tibetan Calligraphy exhibition in Mayfair, London.

April 2001
Maharishi Clothing
Guest artist for Maharishi Clothing’s Spring/Summer collection 2002. Tashi’s [original images and calligraphy for embroidery and prints; conceptual development and design].


From top to bottom: 1. Celebrating the Ri-newal exhibition opening with Linda Wrigglesworth, NYC April 2002. 2. Tashi signs a piece for Isabella Blow. 3. Leading Tibetan Calligraphy Retreat 2016. 4. Sacred Syllables and their Sounds, A lecture at the Rubin Museum, NYC. 2017. 5. The Painted Mantra lecture at the Rubin Museum, NYC. 2017. 6. Sacred Scripts Book Signing at the Trace Foundation, NYC. 7. Bhutan's National TV covers a solo exhibition with Amankora Paro. Bhutan. 8. Bhutan exhibition.