A painter and printmaker Wakilur Rahman has been dividing his time between Dhaka and Berlin since 1988. His interest in Bengali calligraphy, especially in the play of word-forms, alphabet shapes, and the relationship between the sounds of the spoken words and their visual connotation, has led to a unique body of recent work. Rahman graduated from the Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka, and received an MFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 1984-1986. His awards include Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto (1989), Best Award (Graphic Media), Young Artists’ Art Exhibition, Dhaka (1994), Norwegian International Print Triennale, Fredrikstad (1995), Agricola-Preis für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Glauchau, Germany (1996), Best Award (All Media), Young Artists’ Art Exhibition, Dhaka (1996), AB Bank Award, National Exhibition, Dhaka, among others. Rahman was born in 1961.