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.
Srijon Chowdhury received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. His monumental Revelation Theater was part of Endings, a two-artist exhibition curated by Blake Shell at The Art Gym, Marylhurst University in early 2018. He has also exhibited at Klowden Mann, The Torrance Art Museum, JAUS, Launch Gallery and Helen Bolsky Gallery in Los Angeles; at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Sector 2337 in Chicago, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and at The Gallery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Chowdhury divides his time between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR, where he runs an alternative exhibition space with Anna Margaret, Chicken Coop Contemporary.
As part of PICA’s 2018 T:BA Festival, Srijon Chowdhury conceived and organized the Utopian Visions Art Fair with support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art and Pegasus Project.