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Rejaul Karim

Present Position

Freelance artist and
Interior decorator

Born in 1946 at Sirajganj, Bangladesh


1963 : SSC, Mritunjoy School, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
1968 : BFA, College of Arts and Crafts (presently Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka)
1982 : Training in Basic Animation Technique, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1989 : Training in Techniques of Video Production, NIMCO (National Institute of Mass Communication), Dhaka
1969 : Training in Television Graphics and Animation conducted by Indian artist, poet and film director Purnendu Patry, at NIMCO, Dhaka
1993 : Graphic Prints Workshop, conducted by artist Monirul Islam, at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

Solo Exhibitions

1967 : Town Hall, Mymensingh
1976 : TSC, University of Dhaka
1991 : Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka
1996 : Gallery Tone, Dhaka
2007 : Vienna, Austria
2008 : Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
2009 : Twilight Zone, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

Major Group Exhibitions

1969 : Nabanna Exhibition, Art Council Gallery
(presently Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka)
1970 : Kalbaishakhi, College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1974 : Silver Jubilee Show of Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1974 : Graphic Prints Exhibition, Berlin, GDR
1976 - 2007 : 2nd, 8th, 11th, 15th, 16th and 17th National Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1987-1990 : Contemporary Graphic Art of Bangladesh, Graphic Atelier-7 (A mobile exhibition for Europe, North America, South America, Asia and the Pacific region)
1987-2006 : 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th & 12th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1990-2009 : Grand Annual Show, Saju Art Gallery, Dhaka
1991-1992 : Contemporary Painters of Bangladesh in Paris and Clermont-Ferrand, France
1993 : 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Shilpangan Art Gallery, Dhaka
1994 : Bangladesh Festival of Arts, Kolkata and New Delhi, India
1995-2008 : 7 group exhibitions of Dhaka Art Circle, Dhaka
1997 : 'Sundarbans in the Eyes of Artists', watercolour exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1997 : Contemporary Painting Exhibition of Bangladesh, Kolkata, India
1998 : 50-year Anniversary Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
2000 : 1st Biennale, Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad, Dhaka
2000 : Shilpita Darsan, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2008 : Artists of greater Mymensingh, Zainul Sangrahashala, Mymensingh


Bangladesh Agriculture University, Mymensingh; A M College, Mymensingh; Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka; Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka; Asiatic Society, Dhaka and many other private collections at home and abroad.


1997 : Worked with Bangladesh Breast Feeding Foundation and created, for the first time In Bangladesh, a 2 minute 21 second 2D animation for BTV and cinema halls.


Vice-President, College of Arts and Crafts, 1967-68. Life Member of the Dhaka Officers Club since 1993. Member of the artist group Atelier-71 since 1995. Member of Dhaka Art Circle since 1995. Member of Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangshad, 1986-1991.


Rodera More Jay- a collection of lyrics

Positions Held

Joined Bangladesh Television, Dhaka, in 1968 and retired as Director of Design in 2004


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