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Shwarga Bhattacharjee

Adjunct Professor

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Shwarga Bhattacharjee is an artist based in North Philadelphia, PA. He has shown his work in the United States and Bangladesh at several venues including, Vox Populi, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), Temple Contemporary, and the Dhaka Art Summit.

In 2012, He got selected as the Young Talent at the Dhaka Art Summit, and in 2021, he is the recipient of Peter Benoliel Fellow at the Center For Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. He has participated in residencies at Britto Student Residency, Jentel Artist Residency, NYAE Curatorial Residency, and Chautauqua Institution School of Art.

In 2018, he curated an exhibition for the Little Berlin art gallery in Philadelphia as part of the Visiting Curator Program. In 2021, he participated in the Spring Curatorial Residency program at the New York Artists Equity Association in New York City.

He also worked as a children’s book illustrator with Room to Read, a leading nonprofit organization focusing on the education of underprivileged children across Asia and Africa. Born in Dhaka, Shwarga Bhattacharjee moved to the United States in 2014.

He received an MFA in drawing and painting from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, and a BFA in drawing and painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.

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