Indu is an award winning artist and author. Her work is about giving shape to what remains unsaid in our society – stories of body, desire, love, and belonging.
Indu’s work has been exhibited globally at locations including Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (2018-2019), The Biennial of Illustrations, Bratislava 2013-14, and the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2015. She has authored and illustrated children’s books and has written for and has been featured in major global media outlets.
As an artist, Indu’s journey began with children. She has taught children through art, has designed DIY doll kits and has written and illustrated eight books for children, one colouring book for adults and contributed to anthologies in India and abroad. She is currently working on her first graphic novel for which she has received a grant from the British Council (2021).
Indu’s artistic journey led her to anchor what she terms ‘people-powered projects’. Her artistic provocations encourage and inspire people to share their stories with her, and she in turn showcases those stories to a larger audience through her art; thus, the stories reach and appeal to a wider audience, while retaining intimacy and nuance. By being a trusted conduit for people to share their stories, her art is informed by primary research, both accessible and democratic. Her approach, built on the premise of kindness, consent, and respect has engendered a safe and nurturing community for dialogues on gender and sexuality. Her work has been awarded the UNFPA/ Laadli Media and Advertisement Award for Gender Sensitivity the Social media category (2021).
She is keen to work on projects as both as an illustrator and researcher. She is also available for engagements such as teaching assignments, consultations, workshops, and speaking opportunities.
You can contact her via e-mail – her preferred mode of communication.