JENNIFA CHOWDHURY

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.

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

'Squared Circle’ by Jennifa Chowdhury

60cm x 60cm
Acrylic Felt and Paper

Original piece available online

'Sangam’ by Jennifa Chowdhury

50cm x 50cm
Acrylic Felt

Original piece available online

‘The Making of Virtuous daughters’ - Collection

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. 

'Vrata’ Vessel by Jennifa Chowdhury

80cm x 20cm
Acrylic Felt, Powertex and Glass

Original piece available online

Close up of 'Vessel of Devotion' by Jennifa Chowdhury

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

Original piece available online

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

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

Original pieces available online

Close up of 'Vessel of Celebration' by Jennifa Chowdhury

150cm x 20cm
Acrylic Felt and Powertex

Original piece available online

Close up of 'Vessel of Festivals' by Jennifa Chowdhury

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

Original piece available online

'Fragmented Circles' by Jennifa Chowdhury

60cm x 60cm
Acrylic and Gold Thread

Original piece available online

EXHIBITIONS

SHIVER PRESENTS:
JENNIFA CHOWDHURY

21st - 29th April 2020

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‘Dreaming amongst standing stones’ by Sally Bellano

£234

‘Visions end by the sea’ by Sally Bellano

£234

'The leaves open and turn towards to face the east. Sunlight chases the mist and warms the heart of the Ash' by Sally Bellano

£234

‘Metamorphic stones standing together in the dawn’ by Sally Bellano

£234

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