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I am an illustrator, educator, cartoonist and reportage artist born and raised in India and based between Providence and New York City.

 

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

I am interested in why people from specific associations with food in our childhoods and how these relationships with food play out in their lives as adults.

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 
D & AD X Accenture​
D&AD White Pencil Labs X HP Indigo
The New Yorker Magazine

McElroy Family Podcasts
Next Street
The Wilderness Society
Food and Wine Magazine
Si
mply Gum
Clos du Bois Foundry Creative Lab
PR Council
Committee for Children
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
Zanbeel Art
Table Talk

Indiranagar Social 


GALLERY EXHIBITIONS:

'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

Boston Book Arts Fair 2022, 2023
RISD Unbound 2023
MoCCA Arts Festival  
2018 -- 2023
Rockaway Beach Comics 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
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival 2019
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
2018
Comic Arts Brooklyn 2018
Women That Rock 2018
Optikal Asylum (Mumbai) 2020


STORES AND LIBRARIES

Printed Matter NY 
Desert Island Comics
Push/Pull Seattle
Domino Books
Partners And Son, Philadelphia

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



COMICS READINGS

Panels To The People 2019
Pao Arts Center, Boston 2023
Carousel Comics Reading 2020, 2022, 2023

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 

ADC Young Ones Portfolio Award
D&AD New Blood Portfolio Award
Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement in Master's
Program
SVA Alumni Scholarship Award 
MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence 2021
Parsons Sketchbook Contest
Parsons Portfolio Contest
Nominated for Will Eisner Scholarship



LANGUAGES
English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

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