Born to Baikuntha and Bimala Maskey in 1973, Nepal, her grandfather, Krishna Bahadur Chitrakar was an artist who she would watch prepare panels of work for national events, as a child. After graduating, life in New York took her through different avenues, away from the practice. The long gap over the years has made her realize the value of creating. Presently, she resides in Kathmandu, her hometown, where she has been spending much needed time in her studio. At present, building portfolio & advancing her skills are the priorities for her.
Keepa has contributed her work to various fundraisers held in New York; Global Women Project, Lend a Hand India, Adhikaar. She has showcased her work at SAWCC, South Asian Women Creative Collective, a nonprofit art organization, based in New York in 2006.
In 2010, an experimental performance video based on her poem, “Shattered Dream,” on domestic violence was screened at Today’s Youth Asia, Nepal and at Nepal Africa Film Festival-2012, Russian Cultural Centre, Nepal.
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE-NEWYORK,NY
Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art – 1997
Academic honors: XXI Century
Fund Scholarship, 1995 -1997
COTTEY COLLEGE- NEVADA, MO
Associates’ Degree in Art, 1994
Member of Association of Cottey College Artists (ACCA)
Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society