Kanika Khurana was born and raised in Delhi, India. She came to Connecticut in 2013 to study Illustration at Western Connecticut State University, and also studied at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. She loves illustrating for grown-ups as well as little people as it provides a vehicle to use her imaginative gifts to contribute to human education and wellbeing.
Khurana is a qualified Physical Therapist with a degree in Physical Therapy from Manipal University, India. These days she channels the sensitivity to the concerns of others through art. You can read about the detour on her blog . She works from her cozy studio apartment in Danbury, Connecticut. When she misses the buzzing city life of her hometown Delhi, she hops on a train to NYC and can be found wandering around the city in a daze.
CLIENTS: Her art and illustration work has played an instrumental role in the success of clients like M Publishing, Little Luminites magazine, Domus Gallery, Wardrobe, Vishesh studio, &Then and Rare. She also takes private commissions for paintings and murals.
AWARDS: Cartoons for Climate Change, British Council & Ken Sprague Fund Award received by Ms. Khurana recognizing her entry as among the top works exhibited, demonstrating national and international recognition for her talent as an Illustrator. Her work has been also been awarded by WB Connor Trust Scholarship, and South Kanara, India.
EXHIBITIONS: Lead in Productions with a Distinguished Reputation • Tradition of Excellence Exhibition, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, 2018 • Emerging Artists Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, 2015. Kanika has shown work in galleries across the globe, including Visual & Performing Arts Center Gallery, Art & Frame Gallery, British Council, New Delhi, and IP Jaipur, India.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Shoreline Arts Alliance
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
Photo credit: Terry Tougas