2022-2023 EMBARC Fellow (Emerging Maryland BIPOC Artist Residency in Ceramics)
Kiran Joan is a Baltimore-based illustrator and ceramicist whose work is characterized by textures and contrasting fluid lines. Her magical worlds are influenced by a mix of cultures she grew up in, Oman, India, and the US. Kiran received her BFA in Sculpture from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, India in 2017. Since receiving an MFA from the Illustration Practice Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has worked with clients like The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News and more.