Rosemarie Selig – Philosopher, Photographer, Painter & Jeweler
Rosemarie Selig – Dutch national, was educated in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
She received a five year education in Painting and Photography at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung, Hamburg, Germany, After which she moved to London having been granted a ‘stipendium’.
Having completed her studies she worked as a painter, a free-lance illustrator and photographer for magazines and advertising agencies.
She then continued her studies at the universities of Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands, in Indology/Tibetology, and then pursued post-graduate studies in non-western Theology, as a religious historian, into Indian Goddesses and their Tibetan counterparts at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Rosemarie Selig has been published in a number of international academic publications (E. J. Brill Publishers, Leiden. Koeln, New York, ‘Female Stereotypes in Tibetan Art and Religion’, Numen Book Series, vol. LXVI; Cambridge University Press, etc. and funded by various academic and private organizations.
The majority of her PhD research was done in India, in the Himalayan foothills were she has spent the greatest deal of her time. This location and the research triggered off the need to express her work in another way – as visual images in their own right as for examples the series ‘Goddess’.
For the last ten years the artist has been living in Asia on a permanent basis. First in India, and since 2009 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
After a lifetime in India Rosemarie Selig is now back in Europe
At the end of 2015 she left Nepal due to two major earthquakes, countless aftershocks, and ill health, for Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Malaysia, but returned to Nepal for some month before moving back to Europe.
She is now settled in Lisbon, Portugal.
For the past fifteen years she has been mainly working as an artist exhibiting her work in The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, and Nepal.