Sameena M. Karim

Sameera’s recent art exhibitions were 17th Asian Art Biennale 2016, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka; Birla Academy, 2017, Kolkata; and National Sculpture Exhibition 2018, Shilpokola Academy, Dhaka.

Sameena M. Karim has also worked in the different national and international organizations as an executive and interior designer from 2005 to 2011. She is currently holding the post of Director of Emkay Enterprise and the General Secretary of Chittagong Sculpture Centre.

Artist Statement

My alluvial land of agronomy and culture, which I reckon, is rooted in my psyche and it took a wonderful shape in me. A profound blending of clay culture in my ecology of mind enriching me constantly, which today it is taking on me like an author to find my own idiom of expression. My main art motif is mother & child and man & woman in harmony or fusion. Sometimes it plays as a musical crescendo imbued with love and embrace. In doing so, the psychological aspects between two figures cannot be missed, I guess, the entwined couple finds its space of love and affection with a reference to amazing powerful blending of sensuality. It is amazing that I am using clay, which you can get messy with while you work. However, the first thing about the medium is the volume, the mass that you feel in your palm and fingers to bring out your form using your spatula or knife and your hands. It is sheer brilliance that you work with the rough form of clay and then evolve with your design and form towards that you intend to give birth to. When you are satisfied with form, doing the final touch by bringing texture or roughness on the surfaces of the forms, you need to let them dry giving a few days. If you use mould of different metal or colour effect, you need to put it into the kiln. Yes, I do various lumps of clay for a series of texturing for my sculptures.

Sameena M. Karim graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts of Chittagong University in 1994. She has participated in more than ten exhibitions both group and solo at home and abroad. She has been running an art gallery named ‘Mrinmoy Art Gallery’ since 1998. She conducts courses on Graphic Arts and Sculpture in different universities in Chittagong such as CUET and Premier University. She has received many awards from different institutions as recognition for her works.

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AWARDS

1994: Best Sculpture Award, Department of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong.
1995: Best Sculpture Award, Department of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong.

1997: Honorable Mention, Shomokalin, Chittagong.

1998: Honorable Mention, 12th Young Artist Art Exhibition.

1998: Honorable Mention, Inner Wheel Club, Chittagong. 2014: Honorable Mention, Zonta Club, Chittagong.

Exhibitions

1989-94: Annual art exhibitions at the Department of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong.

1995: 11th Young Artist Art Exhibition.
1996: 12th National Art Exhibition.

1996: Shomokalin Art Exhibition.
1997: 8th Asian Biennale Art Exhibition.
1998: 12th Young Artist Art Exhibition.
2004: 1st Solo Art Exhibition at Art & Solo Gallery, Dhaka.
2012: Group Exhibition at Mrinmoy Art Gallery, Chittagong.

2015: Group Exhibition at Mrinmoy Art Gallery, Chittagong.

2015: Group Exhibition at Gallery 21, Dhaka.
2015: Group Exhibition at Birla Academy, Kolkata.

2015: 2nd Solo Exhibition, Chittagong Zilla Shilpakala Academy.
2016: Group Exhibition at Birla Academy, Kolkata.

2016: 17th Asian Art Biennale, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2017: Group Exhibition at Birla Academy. Kolkata.
2018: National Sculpture Exhibition at Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

2015-18: All Exhibition of International Sculpture Network.
2018: 3rd Solo Exhibition at Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhaka.
2018: 13th Thanshan Ceramic Art Exhibition China.

Exhibitions – Mrinmoy Art Gallery

1998: Print Making Exhibition by artist Anisuzzaman
2012: 13 Artists Group Exhibition
2014: Solo Exhibition by professor & painter Monsurul Karim

2015: Solo Exhibition by professor & painter Alamgir Haque

2015: Group Exhibition by 44 Artists
2015: Metaluu, solo exhibition by sculptor Pahlavi Ghoshai

Publications – Mrinmoy Publications

2015: Shatyajit Ray – biography by Bablu Bhattacharji

Teaching Experience

Jan. 2016 – Present: Sculpture & Graphic Arts, Department of Architecture, Premier University, Chittagong 

1998 – Present: Art & Sculpture, Mrinmoy Art School 2000 – Present: Teaching music to children, Mrinmoy Music School

Interior Design

2005 – 2009: Interior Designer at Berger Home Décor.

2004: Western Union Office, Gulshan, Dhaka.

2005: National Polymer Corporate Office, Dhaka.

2005: Office of the Managing Director, Berger Paints, Savar, Dhaka.

2006: Corporate Office, Elite Paints, Dhaka.
2007: Office of the Managing Director, Dhaka Warehouse, Bashundhara City, Dhaka

2008: Radio Today, Dhaka.
2009: Boishakhi TV, Dhaka.
2010: Dhaka Bank Limited, Gulshan Branch, Dhaka.
2010: City Bank Limited, Banani Branch, Dhaka.
2011: Corporate Office, Unigarments, Savar, Dhaka.