(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.
|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
|2017||SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Klowden Mann, New York, New York (forthcoming)|
|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|
|2017||February, Roberta Pelan, Toronto, Canada
|2016||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
|2014||Nominee for Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant|
|2012||Otis Governor’s Grant|
|2009||UROP Grant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|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.
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.|