Sandeep Johal Art
Sandeep Johal is a Canadian visual artist whose colourful geometric forms and intricate black and white line work is aesthetically and conceptually inspired by her South Asian heritage.
Sandeep 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. Her most recent series, She Left Only To Come Back (2019) is an exploration of femininity, motherhood, inter-generational trauma and loss set against a backdrop of familial obligation and self-sacrifice.
Sandeep is the 2019 recipient of Darpan Magazine’s Artistic Visionary Award. She was also recently invited to make a site-specific work using projection mapping technology for Facade Festival created by Burrard Arts Foundation in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery, commissioned to paint four murals inside the Vancouver Art Gallery in conjunction with Moving Still: Performative Photography In India, and collaborated with Vancouver Mural Festival on a special community mural project about the Komagatamaru which involved the denaming of a federal building.
Sandeep’s work has been featured in CBC Arts, CBC Exhibitionists, The Vancouver Sun, CTV Morning Live, The Georgia Straight, Gray Magazine, This Magazine, SAD Mag, and numerous other print and online publications. She holds a Fine Arts Diploma (honours) from Langara College (2007). Sandeep lives and works in Vancouver with her husband and son.