Surendra Lawoti, born in Nepal, received his BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago (1999) and MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2005) in Boston. He is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.
His work has been exhibited internationally at Gallery 44 and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; Les Territoires in Montreal; O’Hare International Airport and Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago; Gallery Kayafas, Photographic Resource Center and Tufts University Gallery in Boston; Nepal Art Council in Kathmandu; the Goethe-Institut in New Delhi; Fries Museum in Leeuwarden in The Netherlands; ArtScience Museum in Singapore; and Galeria Ateneo Porfirio Barba Jacob in Medellín, Colombia. He is the recipient of awards from Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts Travel grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, and Somerville Arts Council.
Lawoti is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.