Losang Gyatso was born in Lhasa and grew up in Great Britain. He studied advertising in San Francisco before becoming an art director at several ad agencies in New York City in the '80s and early '90s. He began making artwork in the 1990s to explore the way Tibetan culture and people, including himself, were changing. His interests include Tibetan petroglyphs, traditional Tibetan visual arts, Tibetan woven and household objects, and photography and video both by and of Tibetans. Gyatso is the founder and current director of the Mechak Center for Contemporary Tibetan Art, an initiative to create a community for Tibetan artists. The Mechak Center co-organized Waves on the Turquoise Lake in 2006, the first major museum exhibition to feature the works of contemporary Tibetan artists from both inside and outside Tibet. His exhibitions include: The Fowler Museum, The Sweet Tea House Gallery, Rossi & Rossi Gallery, and The Peaceful Wind Gallery in Santa Fe.