SVA Alumnus Kripa Joshi Illustrates Body Positivity
February 20, 2017
a woman is sitting with a dog in her lap.  she is sitting in a a yoga-type position.
a woman on a bike

From My República: “Born in Nepal in 1978, Kripa Joshi pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, Gujarat. During her final year, she made the ‘Sofa so Good’ series of painting which depicted people as different kind of sofas and chairs. Though she also made a few paintings about being overweight in that series, the idea of creating a comic came to her only when she went to the School of Visual Arts in New York for her MFA. There, the open mindedness of the school and teachers about all forms of art opened her to a whole new world of comics and graphic novels. She realized the scope of comics and the kind of stories one could tell through this medium. This was how Miss Moti was born. Kripa’s character Miss Moti is a fat South Asian woman who can do anything she wants to and is an icon of body positivity...“ (For the full story and more images, click here)