JENNIFA CHOWDHURY

ABOUT JENNIFA CHOWDHURY

Circular profile image of British-Bengali Textile Fine Artist, Jennifa Chowdhury, for her artist page on the Shiver art Gallery website.

Jennifa Chowdhury is a textile artist based in Winchester. Having originally graduated with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design from Nottingham Trent University in 1993, Jennifa recently completed her Masters in Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) in 2019. Alongside being an incredible textile fine artist, Jennifa has also worked as an in-house designer for a London based studio and worked freelance for several agencies. Having grown up in a South Asian family, living in Northern England, Jennifa has grown up with a rich cultural background. As an adult, Jennifa has spent time living in London, Zurich and Dhaka, before returning to the UK in 2010. Chowdhury has beautifully combined her cultural heritage with her studies in Textiles to produce incredible art pieces which touch upon a multitude of disciplines including sculpture, graphic design, collage, fine art and of course, textile design.

Circular profile image of British-Bengali Textile Fine Artist, Jennifa Chowdhury, for her artist page on the Shiver art Gallery website.

Jennifa Chowdhury is a textile artist based in Winchester. Having originally graduated with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design from Nottingham Trent University in 1993, Jennifa recently completed her Masters in Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) in 2019. Alongside being an incredible textile fine artist, Jennifa has also worked as an in-house designer for a London based studio and worked freelance for several agencies. Having grown up in a South Asian family, living in Northern England, Jennifa has grown up with a rich cultural background. As an adult, Jennifa has spent time living in London, Zurich and Dhaka, before returning to the UK in 2010. Chowdhury has beautifully combined her cultural heritage with her studies in Textiles to produce incredible art pieces which touch upon a multitude of disciplines including sculpture, graphic design, collage, fine art and of course, textile design.

SELECTED WORKS

Framed Artwork by British-Bengali Textile Fine Artist, Jennifa Chowdhury. Intricate white Laser Cut Textile Design, inspired by the geometric patterns used in traditional Islamic Art.

'Squared Circle’ by Jennifa Chowdhury

60cm x 60cm
Acrylic Felt and Paper

Limited Edition pieces available online
Framed Artwork by British-Bengali Textile Fine Artist, Jennifa Chowdhury. Intricate white Laser Cut Textile pieces layered to create a geometric design inspired by traditional Islamic Art.

'Sangam’ by Jennifa Chowdhury

50cm x 50cm
Acrylic Felt

Limited Edition pieces available online

‘The Making of Virtuous daughters’ - Collection

Collection of 3 photographs showing artworks from The Making of Virtuous Daughters Collection by Jennifa Chowdhury, shown in various art exhibitions.

Jennifa’s work is a narrative embedded in traditional ‘Vrata’ rituals of Bengal and Islamic geometric art that conjoins historical and traditional textile crafts developed into a body of work. Reimagining the fluid and graceful movements and patterns in these craft-forms, through a process-driven creative practice. By investigating and reimagining the fluid and graceful movements and patterns in these craft-forms, through a process-driven creative practice has allowed for a series of conceptually challenging and engaging structures, exploring light, shadow and movement. Encapsulating her childhood memories and cultural identities; both public and personal, whilst embracing Muslim, Bengali and Western cultures. Her work embodies femininity by exploring and articulating strength, fragility and beauty through visual representation.

Jennifa endeavours to evoke, re-imagine and communicate subjects of culture, memory and time connected in the visual representation with aesthetic consideration made through her work. Form is communicated through large scale site-specific installations, while pushing production concepts through applied digital technology, unconventional materials and scale. Jennifa wishes to question and challenge the possibilities and pre-conceptions of print and textiles and redefine these through the manipulation of material, pattern and colour. 

Red and Navy Textile and Glass Vase by Jennifa Chowdhury, featuring a paisley pattern design inspired by the traditional female ‘Vrata’ rituals of Bengal.

'Vrata’ Vessel by Jennifa Chowdhury

80cm x 20cm x 20cm
Acrylic Felt, Powertex and Glass

Original piece available onlineA close up showing the detailed design on this white and gold textile sculpture by Jennifa Chowdhury, created to portray peace, purity and godliness.

Close up of 'Vessel of Devotion' by Jennifa Chowdhury

150cm x 20cm x 20cm
Acrylic Felt, Powertex, Gold Thread and Copper

Original piece available online
Photograph of the Vessels of Festivals, Devotion and Celebration by Jennifa Chowdhury at an art exhibition showcasing Textile art.

'The Vessels of Festivals, Devotion and Celebration' by Jennifa Chowdhury

Each 150cm x 20cm x 20cm
Acrylic Felt, Powertex and Gold Thread

Original pieces available onlineA close up showing the detailed design on this navy and red textile sculpture by Jennifa Chowdhury, inspired by traditional ‘Alta’, ‘Bindi’ and ‘Khol’ art.

Close up of 'Vessel of Celebration' by Jennifa Chowdhury

150cm x 20cm 20cm
Acrylic Felt, Powertex and Copper

Original piece available online
A close up showing the detailed design on this red and white textile sculpture by Jennifa Chowdhury, inspired by ‘Laal Paar’ sarees.

Close up of 'Vessel of Festivals' by Jennifa Chowdhury

150cm x 20cm x 20cm
Acrylic Felt, Powertex, Gold Thread and Copper

Original piece available online3 circular textile artworks by Jennifa Chowdhury made of acrylic and gold thread, each split into 3 sections of red, navy and transparent patterned section.

'Fragmented Circles' by Jennifa Chowdhury

60cm x 60cm
Acrylic and Gold Thread

Original piece available online

EXHIBITIONS

SHIVER PRESENTS:
JENNIFA CHOWDHURY

10th - 15th November 2020

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Framed Artwork by British-Bengali Textile Fine Artist, Jennifa Chowdhury. Intricate white Laser Cut Textile pieces layered to create a geometric design inspired by traditional Islamic Art.

'Sangam'
by Jennifa Chowdhury

£468

Framed Artwork by British-Bengali Textile Fine Artist, Jennifa Chowdhury. Intricate white Laser Cut Textile Design, inspired by the geometric patterns used in traditional Islamic Art.

'Squared Circle'
by Jennifa Chowdhury

£468

A close up showing the detailed design on this red and white textile sculpture by Jennifa Chowdhury, inspired by ‘Laal Paar’ sarees.

'Vessel of Festivals'
by Jennifa Chowdhury

£1,248

A close up showing the detailed design on this white and gold textile sculpture by Jennifa Chowdhury, created to portray peace, purity and godliness.

'Vessel of Devotion'
by Jennifa Chowdhury

£1,248

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