Artist Features

Srijon Chowdhury

Chowdhury, Srijon. Since the Garden, 2016. 2018 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2018

“I make paintings and installations that present ideology, history, and mythology as feelings, as a means of acknowledging the subjectivity and changeability of history.” – Srijon Chowdhury

Srijon Chowdhury received his MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2013. His dream-like oil paintings are intended to act in the space between knowledge and emotion. They consider the present moment as part of a larger, intuited history. He has exhibited in Los Angeles at Klowden Mann, The Torrance Art Museum, Jaus, Launch Gallery, and Helen Bolsky Gallery; at Vox Populi in Philadelphia; in Chicago at Sector 2337; in Miami at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, and at The Gallery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He runs an alternative exhibition space in Portland called Chicken Coop Contemporary. Chowdhury is part of Endings, a two-artist exhibition at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, through March 4, 2018. He is represented by Upfor, Portland.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Srijon Chowdhury