Ishan Khosla is a visual artist, designer and educator with an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, New York and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.

His work as an artist is influenced by the incessant images he captures on the streets of India. These become a repository that helps him distill his observations, thoughts and ideas into artworks. His artistic practice reflects the visual quality of his commercial work as a type and graphic designer. His art addresses larger socio-cultural contexts that employ tropes such as parody, irony and subversion which also mirror the zeitgeist.

Notable exhibitions include The Ecology of Creation, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; Continental Shift: Contemporary art and South Asia, Bunjil Place; Matters of Hand: Craft, Design and Technique, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa; Here, There & Everywhere with Droog, Studio X, Mumbai; Fracture: New Directions on Contemporary Textiles, Devi Art Foundation; Porosity Kabari, Australian Design Centre, Sydney; Nishi Gallery, Canberra; Hawkesbury Gallery. Handcraft for the digital: type design from India, Atelier Muji Ginza, Tokyo; BOLD — Graphic Design from India, London Design Festival; Bruised: Art, Action & Ecology in Asia, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.


1976. Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India

Lives & Works

Uttarakhand / Dehradun, India

Articles / videos / reading

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Acknowledgements & Funders

Ishan Khosla would like to thank the following artists who  collaborated on the creation of new work for IOTA21:
Anoop Sharma (miniature art, pichwai art, calendar art, comic art) , Akhlaq Ahmad (sign painter), Bhajju Shyam (Pardhan Gond artist), Kireet Chittara (Mata-ni-Pachedi art), Pradyumna Kumar and Pushpa Kumari ((Mithila art), Vijay Joshi (Phad art) and Tasleem (carpenter).