‘A promising artist and craftswoman’ -The Asian Age

Iffat Ara Munia

Adity Mrinmoyee is a promising artist and a craftswoman, who is currently studying fine arts at the University of Development Alternative (UODA). She is doing her major in graphic design but she tells us she is more interested in crafting and print making.

“While talking to The Asian Age about her dream, she said, 'Well, as a budding artist in Bangladesh it is very difficult for one to pursue his or her passion and take it as a profession. Even when I first told my mom to get myself admitted in Fine Arts, she got surprised. My family was frustrated at this decision. But my dad stood beside me and supported my endeavor in every stage.”

Then she said, “So, after taking part at a workshop titled "Okkhor" arranged by the students of 19th Batch of Faculty of Fine Arts, University Of Dhaka, I got myself admitted in the UODA. I never thought it would be that difficult to reach my dream. To be honest, my paintings and patterns weren't good as expected as a beginner. I faced bullying and shame by my classmates many times. But I never looked back. Whenever I felt upset my dad was beside me all the time. I never stop crafting and painting.”

Adity run the crafting business named ‘Colors & Tales by Adity’. She shares with us the starting and progress of her business. “After opening my craft shop, I started to get orders after some days. I started working on different media of art as well. People, who used to judge me, started giving compliments. As a beginner, those things were dreamy for me.”

When asked Adity about her craft shop, she replied, “There's a line - "Dreams keeps us alive ". I've a dream about me, my artworks, and my craft shop. I wanna take "Colors & Tales by Adity" to the next level. Maybe one day people in Asia will compare it to the greatest brands in the globe! May be one day I will arrange a solo exhibition with my artworks and crafts in Paris... maybe! Well, I don't know whether my dreams will come true. But I'll work hard to materialize these. I still struggle to this end.”

The interviewer is a Junior Sub-editor
of The Asian Age.