Samarjit Roy Choudhury

b. 1937, Comilla, Bangladesh.

1960 : Graduated in Graphic Design securing First Class First position from
the then Government Institute of Art, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Group Shows in Bangladesh
1961- 2006 : Participation in National Art Exhibition,
organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1981-2008 : Participation in Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh, organized by
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2004-6 & 2008 : Group art exhibition organized by Dhaka Art Circle, Dhaka and Chittagong
1965 : 16 Artists’ Exhibition, Dhaka
: Abstract Art in East Pakistan, Dhaka
1968 : Lion’s Club exhibition, Dhaka
1969 : Painting Exhibition ‘Nabanna’, Dhaka
1970 : Painting Exhibition ‘Kalbaishakhi’, Dhaka
1972 : Sketch Group Show, Dhaka
1973 : Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Bangladesh College of
Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1976 : Painting Exhibition ‘Life in Bangladesh’, Dhaka
1980 : Group Art Exhibition, Khulna.
1989 : Poster Exhibition on Child Survival andDevelopment, Dhaka
1990 : Landscape of Bangladesh – art exhibition on the
occasion of Victory Day, Bangladesh National Museum
1994 : Bangladesh National Miniature Art Show
1999 : Artists of the Fifties of Bangladesh, Golden Jubilee Show

: Contemporary Works of Bengali Artists, organized by
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
: Invited Eminent Painters’ Exhibition, jointly organized by Bangladesh
Shilpakala Academy and Shilpangan Gallery
2000 : ‘Sreejan Samahar’, organized by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
: Countrywide Mobile Art Exhibition, organized by
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
: ‘Rhythm of Line’, organized by Gallery Chitrak, Dhaka
2001 : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh Trends, organized by
High Commission of India in Dhaka
2010 : ‘Rooted Creativity 2’, Group Exhibition of 10
contemporary artists of Bangladesh, organized by
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2011 : ‘40 – Of Struggle and Creativity’, organised by
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

International participation
1960 : Contemporary Art Gallery 5th Anniversary Show, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
1966 : 5th Tehran Biennale, Tehran
1973 : Bangladesh Contemporary Art Exhibition Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai
1975 & 1997 : 3rd & 9th Triennial, New Delhi, India
1980 : Contemporary Graphic Art of Bangladesh, Italy
1981 : 6th Festival of Asian Art, Hong Kong
1985 : Print & Drawing Exhibition at Gallery of International
Centre of Public Enterprise, Yugoslavia
1988-91 : 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto
1990 & 1993 : The Annual International Exhibition of the
Miniature Art Society of Florida, USA
1991-1992 : Bangladesh Contemporary Art Exhibition in Paris
2006 : International Art Festival, Seoul
2008 : Bangladesh Contemporary Art Week, Turkish Cultural Center, NY,
organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
: Contemporary Bangladesh – Art from a Vibrant Country, EU Head
Quarters, Brussels, organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
2010 : Contemporary Colours and Images from Bangladesh, National Art
Gallery, Male, organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
2011 : ‘India–Bangladesh Art Summit’ at Museum Art Gallery,
Mumbai, organized by Cosmos Group
: Contemporary Paintings of Bangladesh – II, Korea Foundation
Cultural Centre, Seoul, organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
: Nepal Rendezvous – II, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal, organised by
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
: Rhythm of Colours, City Centre Art Gallery, Agartala, Tripura,
organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
2012 : The 151st Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, City Centre Art
Gallery, Agartala, Tripura, organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions
1983 : Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1990 : Alliance Francaise, Dhaka
1997 : Divine Art Gallery, Sonargaon Pan Pacific Hotel, Dhaka

2005 : Aaina NC, Creative Studio Gallery, Dhaka
2007 : ‘In Quest of Truth and Beauty’, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2008 : FzKKE Victoria Strasse, Euskirchen, Germany, organised by FzKKE
Art Gallery & Buriganga Arts & Crafts
2014 : Montage, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

Workshops and Art Camps
1993 : Contemporary Artists from Bangladesh and Kolkata, organized by the
Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh, Kolkata
1999 : Contemporary Bengali Artists Workshop,
organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2002 : Contemporary Asian Art Workshop, at Rajendrapur, organized by
Bengal Foundation and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2005 & 2006 : Workshop at Agartala, organized by ONGC, Tripura
: Bengal Baishakhi Utsav Art Camp 1412 & 1413 (Bengali New Year
Festival), organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2006 : Independence Day Artists Camp at Muktijoddha Jadughar, organized
by Channel-I and Muktijoddha Jadughar, Dhaka
: ‘Nabanna’, a festival of Art and Crafts at Santiniketan, organized by
Suresh Amiya Memorial Trust, West Bengal, India
: Art Camp at Jamuna Resort, Tangail, organized by Gallery Kaya
: Dhaka Art Camp, at Savar, organised by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2009 : Workshop in Thessaloniki, Greece
: Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010 : Madhumati Art Camp, Narail; Bengal Art Camp, Dhaka;
and Victory Day Art Camp, Dhaka, organized by
Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2010 & 2011 : Art Camp in Kathmandu, Nepal, organised by
Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2011 : Art Workshop in Thimpu, Bhutan, organised by Gallery Kaya
: SAARC Cultural Centre Art Camp, Colombo, Sri Lanka
: Art Camp in Kathmandu, Nepal; Guwahati and Agartala, India;
BATB Kushtia, and Nokhhotrobari, Dhaka,
organised by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2012 : Kolkata Art Camp, jointly organized by Deputy High Commission of
Bangladesh in Kolkata and Bengal Foundation
Art Camp in Bandarban, organised by Gallery Kaya
2013 : Art Workshop in Bangkok and Cambodia,
organized by Gallery Kaya
: BATB Art Camp at Bandarban, organised by Bengal Foundation

1960 : Ist Prize, Pakistan Textile Design Competition
1960 : East Pakistan Railway Timetable Cover Design Prize
2007 : Atish Dipankar Gold Medal, Dhaka
2009 : Sultan Gold Medal, Bangladesh
2011 : Honored as Noble Teacher of the Faculty of Fine Arts,
University of Dhaka by Scholars Bangladesh, Ethics Club, Bangladesh
2012 : Honored by ZATRY, Shahitya and Shankshritik
Shangathan, Comilla, Bangladesh
2013 : Life-time Achievement Award by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited
: Bangladesh Shipakala Academy Award
: M. Nurul Kader Shishu Shahitya Puroshkar for Cover

Design & Illustrations, Bangladesh
2014 : Ekushey Padak, for contribution in the field of arts
(highest civilian award of the Govt. of Bangladesh)

Publications & Broadcasts
21 artworks published in the book of Contemporary Art Series of Bangladesh (Vol. 26), published by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, 1980; A folio of 16 paintings published by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, 2002; Drawings & Paintings on the Liberation War of Bangladesh published by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka; A number of articles on the arts and crafts of Bangladesh was broadcast on Bangladesh Betar (Radio Bangladesh) in 1972, 1975 & 1980.

Other works
Book illustration and design; Gallery display designer for 2nd and 6th South Asian Federation Games in Bangladesh 1985 & 1993; Designed two complete sets of new typefaces of the Bengali alphabet for Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1989; Mural in wood and metal, titled ‘Productive Bangladesh’, size 42.6′ x 10.6′, in Bangladesh Bank, Rangpur; Designed poster for SAF Games; Posters on Population Control for the Department of Population Science, University of Dhaka & UNFPA, 1999 to 2008; Posters on Child Art Competition for Bangabandhu Parishad

Other works
Designed monogram and logo designs for various government, semi-government and private organisations. Worked as a resource person in various training and appreciation courses offered by government and private organisations.

Memberships, affiliations and honours
Jury committee member of National Art Exhibition and Young Artists Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shipakala Academy; International Miniature Art Society of Florida, USA; 1st Biennale organised by Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad; and many private instutions. Member of and Advisor to different boards, such as the Board of Governors of Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, 1995-96; Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology; Department of Fine Art, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy; Life member of Bangla Academy and Bangladesh Itihas Parishad.
Worked as a designer of the book on Bangladesh National Constitution; Commissioner representative in the 9th Triennial- India, 1997; President, Dhaka Art Circle, since 2007;

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, Bengal Foundation, Bangla Academy, Banga Bhaban (President’s House), State Guest House, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Jute, Dhaka Club, Bangladesh Bank, Gallery Shah Alam, Malaysia, and many private collections at home and abroad

Positions Held
Taught at the Government Institute of Fine Arts for 43 years and retired as Professor and Head of Graphic Design in 2003; Dean, Faculty of Fine & Performing Arts, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, Uttara, Dhaka from 2003 to 2010. Currently Supernumerary Professor, Department of Graphic Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.

Presently Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka


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