Sandeep Johal is a Canadian-born South Asian illustrator, painter, and muralist living in Vancouver, BC. Born and raised in Kelowna, BC, Sandeep holds an Education Degree from the University of British Columbia and an honours level Diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College. Her work has been featured on Vancouver’s CTV Morning Live, and in print publications such as Gray Magazine and This Magazine. Sandeep recently completed a public project design for the City of New Westminster and a mural for Vancouver Mural Festival.
Sandeep Johal believes in the power of art to create awareness around issues related to cultural identity, gender equality, and human rights. Her art practice is an expression of her social and cultural concerns, particularly gender justice. Sandeep’s most recent series of work, Rest In Power (2017), pays homage to women whose murder by domestic violence, honour killing and femicide have deeply impacted her. Her bold, colourful geometric forms and intricate black and white drawings are grounded in principles of symmetry and geometry and are aesthetically and conceptually inspired by her South Asian heritage.