|Sculptor Mrinal Haque|
|Native name||মৃনাল হক|
September 9, 1958
Mrinal Haque (born September 9, 1958) is a Bangladeshi sculptor. Appointed by the Government of Bangladesh, he is best known for making murals on the city streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Born in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, he joined the Art Institution in 1977 received his BA from The Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University and works primarily with clay, marble, plaster, cement, bronze, copper, terracotta and wood. He has done over 36,000 sq. ft. of work in mosaic painting.
His exhibition held at the Consulate of Bangladesh in New York City, celebrating the 28th anniversary of Independence of Bangladesh carrying the themes of the Liberation War. Haque's sculpture, mosaic painting and murals can be seen in several notable locations such as the gardens and in the streets of Jackson Heights in Queens, NY. New York City Transit Authority has chosen him to create mosaic for several years. His works have already been proclaimed by many media and recently he was interviewed by CNN which was shown several times.
His work has been exhibited across the globe in thirty different countries. He was twice featured in Osaka Bi-annual Art and Sculpture Exhibition in Japan and then again in France and India. He also held exhibitions in China, five time solo exhibitions in Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia, and also a seven time feature of the Asian Bi-annual Art Exhibition. He has participated in various other exhibitions such as National Art Exhibition, a total of fourteen times, and seven times in the National Sculpture Exhibition of Bangladesh.
Awarded four times in sculpture from the Fine Arts Institute of Bangladesh, his notable works include:
He is also creating a 3 ft x 3 ft symbol of New York City, which will be placed in the Battery Park, New York City. The primary foundation of this symbol is clay, which will be covered by gold sheet.
- Mrinal Haque's "Protyasha" to be unveiled today
- Alperson, Myra (September 2003). Nosh New York: The Food Lover's Guide to New York City's Most Delicious Neighborhoods. NY: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-312-30417-1.
- Mrinal Haque in RTV (Ajker Bangladesh)
- Mrinal Haque in Ittadi Magazine Program on BTV
- CNN Headline News
- Metal peacocks and fibre glass fish: Mrinal Haque's Work