Prashant Miranda splits his life between Toronto and balmy India. A talented painter, muralist and award-winning animator, he was recently the subject of a National Geographic documentary about his travels across his native India as he drew the wonders around him.
As an itinerant artist, animator and scribe, Prashant Miranda (b. 1975, Quilon, India) documents his incredible experiences, creating visual journals, paintings, comics, murals, children’s books and animation films. He lived in Bangalore for 15 years, then studied at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, for five years, before migrating to Canada in 1999.
With nature, people, architecture and spaces being his underlying and recurring themes, Miranda’s body of work largely exists in his collection of over 300 journals that are virtually storehouses of memories spanning more than two decades. These have developed into a range of iterations across traditional and alternative media including films, paintings, murals, artist books and limited edition fabrics, which have been exhibited internationally and won considerable acclaim. His work is followed worldwide by a large community that subscribes to his blog and social media posts. Miranda currently divides his time between Canada and India, creating and exhibiting work.