BIO

Srijon Chowdhury

(b. 1987, Bangladesh)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon

Srijon Chowdhury (b. 1987 in Bangladesh) received his MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2013. Intended to act in the space between knowledge and emotion, his dream-like oil paintings consider the present moment as part of a larger, intuited (perhaps mythic) history. Chowdhury frequently uses repetition to examine the changes and removal that occur with each re-telling of history, a concept rooted in the experience of overlap and disjunction. He has exhibited in Los Angeles at Klowden Mann, Launch Gallery, and Helen Bolsky Gallery, at the Torrance Art Museum, in Miami at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, in Chicago at Sector 2337, in Philadelphia at Vox Populi, at The Gallery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and in Portland at Upfor. He is represented by Klowden Mann in Los Angeles, and Upfor in Portland.

Education

2013 MFA (Fine Art), Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
2009 BFA (Studio Art), University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota
BA (Journalism), University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Solo Exhibitions

2017 SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Klowden Mann, New York, New York
2016 Since The Garden, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
Memory Theater, Upfor, Portland, Oregon
2015 PULSE, Klowden Mann, Miami Beach, Florida
2014 The Garden, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2013 Believer – MFA Thesis, Helen Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 Nepotism, The Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Group Exhibitions

2017 Blue, Kamizake exhibition curated by Gary Brewer, PØST, Los Angeles, California
Trust Fall
, Gallery ALSO, Los Angeles, California
February
, Roberta Pelan, Toronto, Canada
2016 Out of Sight, Seattle, Washington
Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening
, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2015 Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening, Sector 2337, Chicago, Illinois
Source Amnesia, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
The Great Debate About Art, Upfor, Portland, Oregon
Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
2014 Texas Contemporary, Klowden Mann, Houston, Texas
Fictions, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
Incognito 10, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
Not-Knowing, Jaus, Los Angeles, California
2013 Walk the Line, Launch Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Chess Set, Helen Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California
MAS ATTACK 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
LAndscapes, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida
2012 CAA Media Lounge – Video Exchange, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, California
All My Gilberts, Otis Mid-Residency Show, Helen Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Crossing Borders, Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Awards

2016 Nominee for PULSE Prize
2014 Nominee for Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
2012 Otis Governor’s Grant
2009 UROP Grant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bibliography

2017 Brewer, Gary, “Studio Visit: Srijon Chowdhury – Color as Spirit, Matter, Emotion,” Art and Cake, July 30.
2016 Mizota, Sharon, “Srijon Chowdhury paintings pull you in for a closer look,” Los Angeles Times, September 16.
Farley, Michael Anthony and Kimball, Whitney, “We Went to Philly Part 1: Vox Populi,” Art F City, June 21.
Wunnan, Nim, “Srijon Chowdhury: Remembering Memory,” Oregon Artswatch, May 20.
Pangburn, DJ, “Ritual, Fetish and Infinity Collide in a Memory Theater,” Vice, May 16.
Speer, Richard, “Artist Profile: Srijon Chowdhury,” art ltd, May.
Srijon Chowdhury Mines the Universe’s Memories for his ‘Memory Theater’,” Artsy Editorial, April 27.
2015 Voon, Claire, “At Pulse Miami Beach, Plants, Plants Everywhere,” Hyperallergic, December 3.
Foumberg, Jason, “Surrealism Takes Center Stage at this MCA Show,” Chicago Mag, October 29.
McMahon, Katherine, “Source Amnesia at Klowden Mann,” ARTnews, July 23.
Mohr, Bill, “Sincerely Yours — Torrance Art Museum,” Bill Mohr Poet, June 10.
2013 Cowan, Scott, “Sublime and/or Rehearsal: What is the meaning of a painting?” Than Assuming, April 15.
2012 Wopozi Cerulean
Wopozi Yellow

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