After quitting halfway through a PhD program in Neuroscience, I decided to become a writer instead. Newly unemployed and looking for inspiration, I walked the streets of Chicago with a sketchbook and fountain pen. In exploring this wonderful, incredible city, I quite accidentally became an artist...
Growing up in Kolkata (India), a creative career was not a practical option in my world. After getting a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engg (in India) and a Master's in Biomechanics (in the Netherlands), I started a PhD Program in Neuroscience. But throughout this time, I harboured the secret desire to be a writer.
I draw secret art of my world, making sketches of human activity in public spaces. My art explores the ways in which people live in harmony around one another. It is a way to understand the 'why' of living in a city.
SneakyArt has been featured in newspapers and media all over the world. Most recently, I was hired by the City of Vancouver to be the artist-in-residence on their public transit system!
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As seen and heard on -
- "Masterpieces created on transit" - CBC Evening News (Vancouver)
- "Scratch That Itch! Meet the Sneaky Artist" - Australia's Science Friction podcast
- "Ep 260: A Sneaky Artist Draws his World" - The Seen & the Unseen Podcast
- Raising money for COVID relief - Global News BC