Anisuzzaman was born in Pabna, Bangladesh, in 1972. A noted printmaker, he is fascinated by the city and depicts urban architecture, construction of human habitation and the city’s morphology in highly geometricized compositions. Nostalgic and poetic, his life size woodcuts dissect facades to reveal the stark, brutal, and sometimes beautiful reality of human progress.
Anisuzzaman graduated in printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, in 1993. His master degree in print making from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (1997) was followed a second one from Tama Art University, Tokyo (2008). The artist spent time training in Glasgow Print Studio and the London Print Studio in 2004. Notable among his awards are Honourable Mention in the 18th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka (2009); Grand Prize, 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh (2008); Honourable Mention, 8th Bharat Bhavan Biennale of Print-Art, India (2008); Honourable Mention, The Yamamoto Kanae Grand Prix Competition, Japan (2008); Best Award in Print, 85th Shunyo-kai Art Exhibition, Japan (2008); The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York (2008); The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada (2007, 2005, 2004); Commonwealth Arts & Crafts Award, UK (2002-03); Japanese Govt Monbukagakusho Scholarship (2004-08).