Arpana Rayamajhi (b. 1987) was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, focusing primarily on Painting and Sculpture. She founded her jewelry brand formerly known as ArpanaJewels in the summer of 2014. Like her paintings and sculptures, the jewelry are made in series. Arpana brings her Nepali heritage and craftsmanship to each of her pieces. Each piece is handmade and one of a kind. The jewelry use carefully curated collection of materials from around the world drawing inspiration from tribal / ethnic and pop cultures, Rock and Roll and Death.
Arpana lives and works in New York City. In addition to her artwork and jewelry practices, she is also the co-founder of DISPOSE, an online magazine collection of disposable photographs that narrate the day of an individual.
Jewelry is currently on sale at West End Select Shop in Portland, Oregon.
Past pop up exhibitions include PioneerWorks in Red Hook, NY 2014 and Berry in Tokyo, Japan, 2014