Shreyas R Krishnan is an illustrator-designer from Chennai, India, with an eye for the everyday and an affinity for the drawn image. She makes non-fiction comics, zines, and documentary drawings exploring memory and identity. She explores intersections between visual culture and gender, and personal and collective memory, through nonfiction comics and zines. Through drawing and writing, she tries to understand how, why, and what we remember.
Shreyas is an editor of the Bystander Anthology: Stories Observations & Witnessings from South Asia—a graphic narratives anthology from South Asian storytellers—and a senior editor of comics at South Asian Avant-Garde Anthology. She also founded and co-organizes Bad Drawing Club, a monthly drawing group for women, non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming folks.
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 previously taught illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Towson University.