General info
Graphic Artist and Visual Designer
New Delhi
Shoili Kanungo is a graphic artist and visual story teller based in New Delhi. She is intrigued by strange things, and has discovered that picture stories are a perfect medium to capture the essense of the uncanny. Her stories have been published in the Indian Quarterly (IQ) magazine. Shoili also believes that visual stories are a powerful medium to convey social messages to a larger public, and collaborates with other artists, professionals and teams to create illustrated stories, which have appeared in The New Enquiry, VICE,, the Safai Karamachari Andolan Website. Shoili has been a print graphic designer at design agencies in Sydney and New Delhi, primarily focussing on branding and identity projects. Following which, she has been an editorial graphic designer and art director for the McKinsey Quarterly team. And has taught design at the School of Planning and Architecture, taken workshops for the Pearl Academy of Design and for Katha Publications. At present, she consults for Thoughtworks as a Visual/UI/UX designer and an infographics designer. Shoili attended Mirambika School in New Delhi and Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh. She holds a BA in philosophy from St Stephens College; an MDes in graphic design from the University Of New South Wales; and has spent a year as an exchange scholar at Soka University in Tokyo.
'Black Panther and Little Fish' is a graphic short story that was written and illustrated by Shoili Kanungo and first published in the print version of the Indian Quarterly (April 2015).
'Suppressed Images' is a graphic short story that documents a collaboration between Chelsea Manning and Heather Dewey-Hagborg on the artwork Radical Love. The story was illustrated by Shoili Kanungo.
'Miss Moth' is a short story that was written by Shoili Kanungo and was first published in the print version of Papercuts (2014 'Metropolis' issue), a South Asian literary journal.
'JNU Protest March' records through sketches, the protest march that took place from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, in which thousands across all ages, class, gender walked for the common vision of a free and democratic country. Illustrations are by Shoili Kanungo. Published in DailyO