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Srivi Kalyan

Area of Practice

Artist, Designer, Educator and Writer, Research Scholar


Masters in Fine Arts from Stella Maris College, Chennai

Masters, Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge

Currently pursuing her PhD from Transdisciplinary University, Bangalore. Her ongoing doctoral research focuses on Indian philosophical traditions, aesthetics and personal art practice to uncover intrinsic ecological consciousness.

Work Experien

  • Authored and illustrated several children’s books as well as stories for adults and is an award winning writer and illustrator. Her stories and illustrations have been published by Katha, Puffin, Tulika, Ediciones Castillo, Oxford Bookstore Website, Reader’s Digest, Manoj Prakshan and others
  • Worked for some of the leading educational/edutainment organizations like Sesame Street, NCERT, idiscoveri, Katha, Tulika, Birla Edutech, Ilango’s Art space, designing cutting edge books and media for children and young people on one end, and workshops, curriculum, teacher training modules, interdisciplinary strengthening, design and delivery of curriculums on the other
  • Creative Director, Sesame Street India
  • Writes on art and art education in magazines and websites like Parent Circle, Azim Premji Foundation’s Learning Curve, and others

Interest Areas

arts education; visual design; illustration; earth education; conservation and communication; ecological consciousness; art history; creative writing; Indian art, aesthetics and philosophy

Current Practice at Srishti

Design for children, Contemplation and compassion, Teaching and learning, Ecological consciousness, Aesthetics, Conservation and Creative Writing

Creative Practice and Outreach

Creative writing, children’s publishing and educational media, and art practice

Working with different communities on art education and ecological consciousness

Projects showcase:

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of the Earth
At Kathlekan forest for the unit, Secrets of the Earth


Project:  Becoming River, Wing, Tree, Tail,

Project:  Becoming River, Wing, Tree, Tail,
Project: Becoming River, Wing, Tree, Tail, at Meghalaya