Srijon Chowdhury (b. 1987 in Bangladesh) received his MFA from Otis College of Art and Design (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 remembering or re-telling of history, a concept rooted in the experience of overlap and disjunction.
His monumental Revelation Theater was part of Endings, a two-artist exhibition curated by Blake Shell in early 2018 at The Art Gym. Other exhibitors include Antoine Levi, Paris; Foxy Productions, New York; Klowden Mann, The Torrance Art Museum, JAUS, Launch Gallery and Helen Bolsky Gallery in Los Angeles; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Sector 2337, Chicago; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami; and The Gallery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Chowdhury conceived and organized the Utopian Visions Art Fair with support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, PICA’s 2018 T:BA Festival and Pegasus Project. Chowdhury’s awards include a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. He is based in Portland, OR, where he runs an alternative exhibition space with Anna Margaret, Chicken Coop Contemporary.