Youdhi Maharjan

Youdhi Maharjan was born in Nepal, but left his home country to study art at the age of 19 despite his family’s wishes for him to follow a different path. His journey brought him to New England College in Henniker, NH where he began creating his meticulous cut-paper works. Armed with an X-Acto knife and archival glue stick, Maharjan painstakingly transforms pages of books scavenged from thrift shops “freeing language from the enslavement of meaning” by repetitiously singling out words, letters and shapes. His work was included in the Currier Museum’s “Deep Cuts” exhibition in 2017.