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b. 1980

Shoili Kanungo is an artist and designer based in New Delhi. She is interested in philosophy, science, society, mythology, surreal worlds, travel narratives, and mental health.

Group Exhibitions
2019 ‘Mytholithics; Graphic art from India’ Fumetto, Lucerne, Switzerland
2016 ‘A Becoming Resemblance’ Fridman Gallery, New York, USA 
2010 ‘Posters on Climate Change’ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, India

Published Comics, Illustrated Stories & Essays
2014 ‘Miss Moth’ Papercuts, Print Edition (view)
2014  Sketches featured in the JaggeryLit online magazine (view)
2015 ‘Black Panther & Little Fish’ The Indian Quarterly, Print Edition (view)
2016 ’Suppressed Images’ The New Enquiry (view)
2016 ‘Siren Calls’ The Indian Quarterly, Print Edition
2016 ’Sketches: JNU’s March for India’ Daily O (view)
2017 ‘A Clutter of Perceptions’, The Indian Quarterly, Print Edition
2017 ‘On Chelsea Manning’s many Portraits’ Guftugu (view)
2018 ‘Are We Dead’ The Indian Quarterly, Print Edition (view)
2019 ‘Deep Dive’ The Indian Quarterly, Print Edition
2019 ‘What Science can show you about Culture’ Indian Cultural Forum (view)
2020 The Quarantine Diaries, Scroll.in (view)
2020 The Public Distribution System and Biometrics in India (view)
2020 How Changed Consumption Habits Can Protect Planetary Boundaries (view)

Education
Mirambika School (1994) and Rishi Valley School (ISC 1998)
Bachelor of Philosophy, St Stephens College, Delhi University (2001)
Intermediate Japanese Language, Soka University, Tokyo (2002)
Master of Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2006)

Teaching experience
Shoili has taught a semester long design course at The School of Planning and Architecture; Conducted sequential art workshops Pearl Academy of Design / Ashoka University / Katha Publications / Mirambika School

Other work
Shoili has worked as a graphic designer within design studios in Sydney and New Delhi, a software consultancy firm, and a news organisation.

The companies she has worked for over the years are Made Agency, Robinson Young (Sydney); Green Goose Design, McKinsey & Company, Thoughtworks, NewsClick (New Delhi). She has also taken on independent projects for clients including UNDP & Swiss Development Cooperation.

Her cumulative experiences over the years can be categorised as follows: Drawing / Writing / Story telling / Graphic design / User Experience Design / Communication Design / Information Graphics / Logo Design / Editorial Design / Visualising Quantitative Information / Teaching & Mentoring