Sunil Howlader STUDIO

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Artist's Statement

     My style combines the beauty of naturalistic representation with the expressive elements of abstraction. Often times a single painting may transition between the realms of representation and abstraction. I like this style, Semi-abstract Expressionism, because it gives me the freedom to add emotions, feelings and ideas to what I see. I express these with meaningful lines, forms and colors. I use bold strokes, dabbles and scribbles to represent the emotional activities of the psyche. Umbrellas, bells, flags and Elephants represent the Hindu festivals of my childhood, very happy occasions indeed, and are therefore a visual representation of joy and happiness.

    My paintings of nature contain much symbolism. Although I paint the reflection of a tree on a pond, I mean the viewer to think of the other meaning of the world “reflection’. The sun dancing on the water is music. Reflection and music are therefore related in my mind. The series of paintings of musicians don’t just represent music but are meant to display in a visual way the full meaning of the word: “harmony”.

    Fish represent abundance,  horses (Destination series) represent our struggle to achieve conscious or unconscious goals. Exploring subjects such as past and future journeys, I use white to symbolize the future, blue for dreaming (childhood series) and green for life...


2000 : International Artist-in-Residence 2000, GRIFFIS ART CENTER, New London, CT U.S.A.
1991 : Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A), Department of Drawing & Painting Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Solo Exhibitions :

2015 : 14th Solo Exhibition at Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut at Avery Point campus, Groton,  CT,USA.

2015: 14th Solo Exhibition at Geary Gallery,CT USA

2014 : 13th Solo Exhibition at Fresh Ayer Gallery, CT, USA

2013 : 12th Solo Exhibition at Chabot Gallery, RI, USA Solo Exhibition

2011 : 11th Solo Exhibition "Shared Vision" Courtyard Gallery, Mystic , CT, USA

2010 : 10th Solo Painting Exhibition at The Mitchell CollegeGallery, New London, CT,USA.

2009 : 9th Solo Painting Exhibition at The Gallery at Lighthouse, Groton,CT, USA.

2005-07: 8th Solo Painting Exhibition at Brick Gallery, Essex, CT, USA

2004 : 7th Solo Painting Exhibition at Riverside Press Gallery, Essex, CT, USA

2003 : 6th Solo Painting Exhibition at Shoreline Art Gallery, Westbrook, CT,USA

2001 : 5th Solo Painting Exhibition at The Pfizer, Inc. Gallery, Groton, CT, USA

2000 : 4th Solo Painting Exhibition at The Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Uconn's avery points campus,Groton, CT,USA.

1999: 3rd Solo Painting Exhibition at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1997 : 2nd Solo Painting Exhibition at Gallery Tone, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1995 : 1st Solo Painting Exhibition at Gallery Tone, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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2016: "Honorable Mention" in Painitng Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition 2016,  Newport RI

2015: “ Award for 2nd Prize ” 68th Annual Juried Exhibition, Guilford Art League, CT

2014: “ Best Use of Color Award” 103rd CAFA Annual Show, CT

2012 : "The Ralph Fabri Medal" 58th The National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, The Salmagundi club, NY, USA

2010 : "CAFA Painting Awards" Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts,CT, USA.

2008 : "Overall Excellence" Members' Show, Mystic Art Association, CT, USA

2001 : "First Prize" Open Juried Show, Mystic Art Association, CT, USA

2000 : ''First Prize'', International Miniature Art Competition, Florida, USA.

2000 : ''2nd Prize'', Late Spring Juried Show organized by Lyme Art Association CT- USA

1998 : "Honorable Mention" in Masterpiece Painting, Nagano Winter Olympic Painting Exhibition, JAPAN.

1994 : "2nd Prize" in Mixed Media, International Miniature Art Competition, Montana, USA.

1992 : "First Place" Many Use of Water, a Poster Competition, organized by UNICEF Netherlands.

1989 : "Honorable Mention" Water Color, Painting & Photography Exhibition of CARDMA, Bangladesh.

1989 : "Honorable Mention" Water Color, Painting & Photography Exhibition of CARDMA, Bangladesh.

1986 : "Class Best" for Pen Sketch, Annual Exhibition, Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • (Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (National Academy of Fine & Performing Arts of Bangladesh),
  • UNICEF Netherlands, America, France, Germany, India, Singapore,

  • Present Position: Free-Lance Artist

  • Elected Artist member of Mystic Museum of Art, CT, USA
  • Member of Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI, USA
  • Member of New Britain Museum, New Britain , CT, USA
  • Elected Artist Member of Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, CT, USA.
  • Full Member Guilford Art League, Guilford, CT, USA
  • Member of the American Watercolor Society, USA
  • Elected Artist member of Lyme Art Association, CT, USA.
  • Member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, US
  • Gallery Representation:

    Courtyard Art Gallery CT
    A Z Fine Arts, MA
    ART3 Gallery, NH

    Six Summit Gallery, CT
    Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, CT
    Geary Gallery, CT

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