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Nalini Jayasuriya


An internationally known artist from Sri Lanka, Nalini M. Jayasuriya exhibited her soul-stirring paintings in Manila, London, Bangkok, Paris, Toronto, Tokyo, Jerusalem and New York. She lectured on sacred art in many universities, including Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, and Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. She was artist in residence for two years at the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) in New Haven.

Nalini was awarded Sri Lanka's highest honor for the Arts by the President of Sri Lanka. Numerous books featuring her paintings as well as her poetry have been published in several languages. She was featured in the 2007 exhibition "The Christian Story: Five Asian Artists Today" at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) in New York City.
"I come from a land of rich, ancient, and diverse cultures and traditions. While I carry the enriching influences of both West and East, I express myself through an Asian and Christian consciousness with respect for all confessions of religious faith."