Collection: Md. Khalequzzaman Shimul

Md. Khalequzzaman Shimul, a versatile artist hailing from Dinajpur, Bangladesh. He has a Master degree in Fine Arts with a major in Graphic Art from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India (2011-2013). His artistic journey is adorned with numerous awards, showcasing his excellence in printmaking.

He has received accolades such as the 3rd award at the Image of Salim-al-Din’s life and work Art Exhibition (2009), Best Award for Printmaking at the Annual Art Exhibition, University of Development Alternative (UODA) (2009), and an Honorable Award for Printmaking at the Annual Art Exhibition, UODA (2007). His notable achievements also include a Special Award at a group art exhibition organized by UODA & Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (2013) and an Honorable Award at the Kibriya Print Fair (2016).

Khalequzzaman Shimul has made a significant impact on the international art scene with his participation in exhibitions worldwide. He has been part of prestigious events like the Ninth International Triennial of Graphic Arts Sofia–2023 in Bulgaria, the "Voices Above Water" exhibition organized by the UK-based non-charity organization The Starving Artist Studio in the United Kingdom, and the International Art Exhibition & Global Competition titled "Beauty of Sign Languages Around the World" by Art Impact® International Gallery, USA (2023).

On the national front, he has contributed to various exhibitions such as the An Exhibition on a Chronology of Printmaking organized by Dhaka University (2022) and the 23rd National Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (2019). He has also been recognized at the Berger Paint Bangladesh Art Competition (2020) and the 22nd Young Artists’ Art Exhibition at Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka (2020).

Khalequzzaman Shimul's commitment to art is not confined to exhibitions; he has actively participated in workshops and camps. Notable among these are the Etching Aquatint workshop organized by Kala Kendra, Lalmatia, Dhaka (2023), and the Miniature workshop organized by Studio 48 in Dhaka (2022).

His art is housed in prestigious collections, including the US Embassy, Café Anthro, Bangladesh High Commission London, and the High Bangla Communication of Sri Lanka, Japan, along with many private collections worldwide. Shimul's artistic prowess, as showcased through his vibrant and diverse portfolio, solidifies his place as a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene.