Srijon Chowdhury

Four gallery artists awarded Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowships

The Oregon Arts Commission announced earlier today that gallery artists Ben Buswell, Srijon Chowdhury, Jack Featherly and Heidi Schwegler are all recipients of 2018 Individual Artist Fellowships. Please join us in offering our congratulations!

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'Endings' at The Art Gym features Srijon Chowdhury with Bobbi Woods

The appropriately titled Endings is Blake Shell's final curatorial endeavor at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Endings features work by Bobbi Woods and Upfor artist Srijon Chowdhury.

In Chowdhury’s oil dreamscapes, images seem to arise out of nowhere, arriving with uncanny power. Woods uses photography in a similar way, dislocating subjects from their usual context.
— The Oregonian

Endings opened January 16 and remains on view through March 4, 2018. It overlaps with Chowdhury's forthcoming solo exhibition at Upfor, The Coldest Night, which opens February 28, 2018.

Ashley Stull Meyers is now curator and director at The Art Gym as Shell focuses on her role as executive director at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center.


Srijon Chowdhury and Ralph Pugay projects awarded Precipice Fund Grants

Photo courtesy PICA via Facebook

Photo courtesy PICA via Facebook

Chicken Coop Contemporary, a project space run by artist Srijon Chowdhury and partner Anna Margaret, and the Schemers, Scammers and Subverters Symposium, a one-day event planned for 2018 and conceived by artists Ralph Pugay and Roz Crews, were awarded grants from the Precipice Fund.

The Precipice Fund, which is administered by the PICA as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Re-granting Program, focuses awards on projects that emphasize community engagement over individual achievement. Chowdhury and Pugay, parallel to and often within their individual practices, regularly experiment with ways to engage, collaborate and thoughtfully support their communities. These projects don't typically mesh with a commercial gallery model, which is one of the many reasons why granting programs like the Precipice Fund are vital to the arts.

Congratulations to all the 2017 Grant Recipients!