Shreyas is an illustrator-designer from Chennai, India, with an eye for the everyday and an affinity for the drawn image. She is curious about the ways art, design and gender intersect. Through drawing and writing, she tries to understand the construction and endurance of memory – how, why and what we remember. 

Shreyas was trained in graphic design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and holds an MFA in Illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. She has previously taught illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Towson University, and now teaches at Washington University in St.Louis.

Future-Shreyas is a well-travelled visual journalist.

For commissions and collaborations write to rkrishnan.shreyas(at)
Instagram: @sayerhs


Gender Bender
Goethe Institut, Bangalore, India

Creating Heroines
British Council, Chennai, India
British Council, Bangalore, India

Un BD Si Je Veux, Quand Je Veux!
(A Comic Book If I Want, When I Want!)

Maison Fumetti, Nantes, France

B'more Into Comics: The Comics Process
Baltimore, USA

MoCCA Arts Fest Awards of Excellence Exhibit
Society of Illustrators, New York, USA

MICA Illustration Practice Grad Show
Meyerhoff Gallery,  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA

Image Harvest
Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA

Image Harvest
Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA

My Cup of Tea
Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore, India

Mirror of the Open Road
The Wilding Festival, London, UK



A Rosie is a Rosie is a Rosie:
Rosie the Riveter and Performative Gender

The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies
December 2014
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Writer's Block: 
The Curious Case of the Indian Designer-Writer

'Creating Change', British Council+Kyoorius
August 2013
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Kajal Mag
Lookout Journal



American Illustration 37 Archive

MoCCA Arts Fest 2016 Award of Excellence

Honorable Mention 3x3 Student Show No.12