Ariful Islam is currently studying Graphic Design, 3rd year, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.
- 2002, Grand Prize award in Chinese international children art competition.
- 2005, First place in UNICEF poster contest in Bangladesh.
- 2007, First place in UNICEF poster contest in Bangladesh.
- 2008, Third place in Cartoon contest arranged by Drik gallery & SIDA.
- 2009, First place in Samsul Huda painting award in Bangladesh.
- 2008, Cartoon contest exhibition at Drik gallery in Dhaka.
- 2008, Annual art exhibition at FFA in University of Dhaka.
- 2008, Group tempera painting exhibition at FFA in DU.
- 2009, Samsul Huda painting exhibition at British council in Dhaka.
- 2009, SRSP group art exhibition at Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka. 2009, Chobir hat group art exhibition at Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka.
- 2009, Group art exhibition at Drik gallery in Dhaka.