Photo by Micah E Wood




About
Kiran Joan is a designer & illustrator based in NYC. Her magical worlds are influenced by a mix of cultures she grew up in, Oman, India, and the US. 

Email kiran.joan@gmail.com

Select Clients
The New York Times | Washington Post | NBC News | Politico | LA Times | HuffPost | Charles Shwab | Rebel Girls | Taste Magazine | Dwell | Aquila Children’s Magazine |  Lamplighter Brewing Co. | Nightingale Magazine | Urgent Action Fund | Life of Science | Table Talk | Creative Alliance

Awards
ADC Young Ones | Bronze Cube
3x3 Magazine Student Show Annual No.18 | Distinguished Merit
3x3 Magazine Student Show Annual No.18 | Merit
Communication Arts Illustration Annual | Shortlist
iJungle Illustration Award | New Talent Merit
Graduate Research Development Grant | MICA


Press

Ceramics Monthly Artist Spotlight
BmoreArt Magazine 
Print Mag
NBC The Standouts
Good Neighbor
Amano. Brooklyn
Shout out LA 
MICA Open Studies
Baltimore Magazine Print & Online 
Charm Literary Magazine

Design Yatra 

Speaking Engagements
Life Design Lab | Johns Hopkins University
Artist Talk  | MICA UG Illustration, 2024
Good Neighbor Design Week
NCECA Gallery Talk | Cincinnati, Ohio
Guest Critic | MICA MA Illustration
Guest Critic | MICA MFA Illustration Practice
Lecture + Workshop | MICA Illustration

Lecture + Guest Critic | Towson University Center for the Arts
Lecture + Workshop | MICA UG Illustration, 2023


Residencies
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Baltimore Clayworks 


Exhibitions
Brooklyn Ceramic Arts Tour | 2024
Daya, Ridgewood Open Studios | Brooklyn | 2024
Officium, Almas gallery, NCECA Conference | Richmond | 2024
Parallel | Park School, Baltimore | 2023 
Friends from Back Home, Solo Show | Baltimore | 2023
American Craft Council | Baltimore | 2023
Anonymous Drawings | Berlin, Germany | 2022
Frames of Fear | Washington D.C, US | 2021

The End is Nigh | Light Grey Art Lab Gallery, Minneapolis |  2021
Ohhh My PMS | Curated by Meltem Şahin | 2021
Out of Order Virtual Auction at Maryland Art Place (MAP) | 2021
Show - Off 2021 | Baltimore, US | 2021
Seed Sewa Exhibition and Fundraiser | Virtual Exhibtion

Image Harvest Exhibition | Baltimore, US | 2021
Seance Juried Exhibition | Baltimore, US | 2019
Image Harvest | Baltimore, US | 2019
Sister Library Art Bazar | Mumbai & Bangalore, India | 2019
TIFA Working Studios | Pune, India | 2017