Biren Shome

Born 1948, Jamalpur, Bangladesh

Education

1969 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

Solo Exhibitions

1979                     :     Zainul Gallery, Institute of  Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
1985                     :     Zainul Gallery, Institute of  Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
1993                     :     Saju Art Gallery, Dhaka
1998                     :     Cover Design Exhibition, Gallery Tone, Dhaka
2003                     :     Water Colour Exhibition, Gallery Chitrak, Dhaka
2005                     :     Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka
2010                     :     Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka
2013                     :     Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

Group Exhibitions

1969                     :     Painting exhibition with SM Khaled at Jamalpur
1970                     :     Painting exhibition on ‘Nabanna’ and ‘Kalbaishakhi’ at Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1973                     :     Sketch group show at Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1974                     :     Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1975-92              :     National Art Exhibitions at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1975                     :     Graphic and Drawing exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1975-82              :     Young Artists Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1980                     :     Water Colour Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1981                     :     Countrywide Mobile Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1984                     :     Bengali New Year Painting Exhibition at Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1987                     :     Contemporary Graphic Arts of Bangladesh at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka
1989                     :     Landscape of Bangladesh Exhibition at Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka
1990                     :     Exhibition of Graphic Atelier -71
1995-2010          :     Annual Exhibitions of Dhaka Art Circle
2000                     :     Shilpito Darshan – An exhibition of contemporary artists, Bengal Gallery
2001                     :     Contemporary Art Exhibition of Bangladesh, High Commission of India, Dhaka
2002                     :     Shilpir Chokhay Bandarban – Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
:     Countrywide Mobile Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2010                     :     Rooted Creativity-5, Bengal Gellery of Fine Arts
2011                     :     ‘Muktijuddho O Bangabandhu’, a group art show of contemporary Bangladeshi artists, Gallery Jolrong, Dhaka
:     Moulavibazar Through the Eyes of an Artist, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2012                     :     Dhaka Art Summit, organised by Samdani Art Foundation
:     Group Art Exhibition, Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka
:     Memories of the Old Town, Shilpangan Art Gallery
:     Art Exhibition on 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

International Exhibitions

1971                     :     Exhibition of Bangladeshi Artists at Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, India
1973                     :     Contemporary Art Exhibition of Bangladesh, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi, India
1975                     :     Third Triennial – India
1978                     :     Contemporary Paintings of Bangladesh Bonn, Germany
1979                     :     Bangladesh Art Exhibition, White Chapel Art Gallery, London
1981                     :     Contemporary Art of Bangladesh in the 7th Festival of Asian Art at Hong Kong Museum of Art
1981-2002          :     Asian Art Biennials, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1987                     :     Contemporary Graphic Art Exhibition of Graphic Atelier -71 in Europe, North America, Asia and Pacific region
:     19th Biennial International De Sao Paulo, Brazil
1990                     :     Intergrafik 90, Berlin, Germany
2011                     :     Bangladesh Cultural Day Painting Exhibition, Kaifan Theater, Kuwait
2011                     :     Contemporary Artists of Bangladesh, Mumbai, India
2012                     :     Exhibition of Paintings on Tagore’s Composition and Portraits, Nandalal Bose Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata, India
:     Art Exhibition on 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Kolkata, India

Awards

1999                     :     Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Gold Medel
1999                     :     Honorable Award from Saju Art Gallery
2002                     :     Jatiya Grontho Kendra Award for best cover design
2002                     :     Honourable Award from Muktijudda Utsab Ayojok Committee
2004                     :     Palok Shishu Shahittay Award
2004                     :     Atish Dipankar Gold Medel
2004                     :     Chandraboti Gold Medel
2006                     :     Agrani Bank Shishu Sahitya Award for best cover design and illustration
2007                     :     Nawab Faizunnessa Gold Medal
2007                     :     Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah Award
2008                     :     Netaji Suvash Chandra Bose Award

Workshops

1976                     :     Graphic Print workshop at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1987                     :     Graphic Print workshop at Graphic Atelier-71
2002                     :     Shilpir Chokhay Bandarban – Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2006                     :     Channel I – art camp at Gallery Chitrak
2006-09              :     Independence Day Art Camp at Muktijudha Smrity Jadughar
2007                     :     Bengal Gallery and Aranya Crafts art camp
2007                     :     Channel I art camp on the occasion of ‘Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti’
2008-12              :     Channel I Victory Day Art Camp
2008                     :     University Grand Commission Art Camp
2009                     :     Jatiya Kabita Parishad Art camp
2009                     :     Lab Aid Foundation Art Camp
2010                     :     Bengal Art Camp, Dhaka

Workshops Conducted

2010                     :     Joler Dhara, a watercolour Workshop, Dhaka
2010                     :     Standard Chartered Sreejoni, a watercolour Workshop, Dhaka

Publication

Esho Chobi Aki
Children’s drawing book published in six volumes

Collections

Bangladesh – National Art Gallery, National Museum, Bongobhaban and other private collections
International – Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark,Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Pakictan and USA

Work Experience

Chief Artist (1970 – 2005)Bangladesh National Herbarium Ministry of Environment and Forest Government of Bangladesh; Designer (1971) Directorate of Press, Publicity, Information and Broadcasting Government of Bangladesh (Mujibnagar)

Present Position

Freelance artist and designer General Secretary
Dhaka Art Circle, a group of contemporary artists
Executive Chairman – Potua Quamrul Hassan Art School

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