“The pursuit of replicating the work of an artist who inspires you is utterly incompatible with the pursuit of becoming an artist whose work inspires others. May your pursuit of the latter, begin here.”
Shanth S. Enjeti has worked in Illustration ever since receiving his first professional comic book assignment at the age of 17. In 1998, he received his BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. Shanth has worked as a freelance illustrator and concept artist for companies including Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, and Mattel, as well illustrating comic book art for various independent publishers. In 2003, Shanth began his teaching career when he was offered courses at both Montserrat College of Art and RISD.
During the last decade Shanth developed a system of designing characters known as “mythophoric character design”, which has been presented at Wellesley College, MIT, Hasbro Inc, Turbine Inc, ICON 7, and Microsoft Games. Recently, Shanth completed his MFA degree work in Illustration at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he created an innovative narrative work titled “Neverscapes: The Unresolved Work of Yuké and Hezenberg”.
Before being offered a professorship at Montserrat College of Art, Shanth had risen to the level Senior Critic at Rhode Island School of Design, where he continues to teach part-time. Shanth looks forward to continuing his work within Montserrat College of Art’s thriving creative community and supportive academic environment.
Education: BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA University of Massachusetts Dartmouth