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I am an illustrator, educator, cartoonist and reportage artist born and raised in India and based in Boston.

 

Through autobiographical comics, visual essays, drawings on location, gouache paintings and illustrated interviews my work strives to capture and communicate instances of emotional connection, queer immigrant culture and conversations people have over meals.

Get in touch if you'd like make something together! 

 

Follow me on Instagram : @TheJackfruitSlayer

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SELECTED CLIENTS

Spotify X Acrylicize
Ole & Steen 
Simply Gum
D & AD X Accenture​
D&AD White Pencil Labs X HP Indigo
The New Yorker Magazine

McElroy Family Podcasts 
Loews Hotel & Co
Next Street
The Wilderness Society
Food and Wine Magazine
Clos du Bois Foundry Creative Lab
PR Council
Committee for Children
Cambridge Public Health Commission

JinglePunks Anthem Entertainment iHeart Radio
Madame Poupon (Creperie)
Uber India
Gaysi 
Pratham Books
Rendez-vous Carnet Du Voyage, France
Aval Cider
Institute of Psychiatric Health, Mumbai
Table Talk

Indiranagar Social 
Wooll (Band)



GALLERY EXHIBITIONS:

Gallery 263, Cambridge 2024
Field Arts Gallery, NYC
2024
Museum of Fine Arts Boston 2023
'Eat At Your Own Risk' at Out of Box Gallery, Jamestown 2023
Pao Arts Center, Boston 2023
Jersey City City Hall 2021, 2022
SVA Gramercy Gallery 2021
Space Gallery, Portland 2021
Zanbeel Art Gallery: Mapping Out A Field 2021
Push Pull Solo Show 2019
Secrets Risograph show (Hamburg, NYC) 2019
School of Visual Arts Book Show  2019
12th Street Journal 2018
OCD Chocolate 2019
Smush Gallery 2018
Parsons Gala 2017, 2018, 2019



COMICS FAIRS

MoCCA Arts Festival  2018 -- 2024
Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018
, 2024
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival 2019, 2024
RISD Unbound
2023, 2024
Small press Expo 2024

Short Run Seattle 2023
Queer Trans Zine Fair 2023
Boston Book Arts Fair 2022, 2023

Pictobeach Bazaar 2023
Philly Comics Expo (PCX) 2022
Rendez-vous Carnet Du Voyage
 
(A Travel Illustration Festival in France) 2018,2019
Pittsburgh Zine Fest (PZF) 2019
NY Independent Art Book Fair
2019
Comic Arts Brooklyn 2018
Women That Rock 2018
Optikal Asylum (Mumbai) 2020


STORES AND LIBRARIES

Printed Matter NY 
The Beguiling, Toronto

Desert Island Comics, Brooklyn
Push/Pull, Seattle
Domino Books
Partners And Son, Philadelphia
RISD Fleet Library (Zine Collection)

University of the Arts, Library (Comics Collection) 
Frick Fine Arts Library (Zine Collection)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University


COMICS READINGS

Panels To The People 2019
Pao Arts Center, Boston 2023
Carousel Comics Reading 2020, 2022, 2023
Queer Trans Zine Fair 2023
Sequential Artists Workshop 2024

EDUCATION
 
Parsons School of Design
B.F.A in Illustration 2019,
Dean’s List, GPA: 3.95
Graduated with De
partmental Honors
 
School of Visual Arts
M.F.A in Illustration 2021,
Merit Scholarship Awardee 2019, 2020




AWARDS 

Comics-
Comics Advocacy Group Grant 2024
Center for Cartoon Studies BIPOC Scholarship 2024
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DC Young Ones Portfolio Award 2021
D&AD New Blood Portfolio Award 2021
Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement in Master's Program 2021
Short Run Seattle's Katie Kelso Travel Grant 2023

MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence 2021
SVA Alumni Scholarship Award 2020
Parsons Sketchbook Contest
Parsons Portfolio Contest
Nominated for Will Eisner Scholarship


Writing-
Pushcart Prize Nominee for Fiction 2023
Subnivean Poetry Award Finalist 2023-2024



LANGUAGES
English, Hindi, Marathi
 

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