Karishma – born in 1991 in India, underwent early intervention at Mathru Mandir, Chennai, and developed early learning skills at Srishti Special Academy, Bangalore. She later trained in pre-vocation and Creative Movement Therapy at RASA, Chennai. In 2008, Karishma relocated to H... See More
Karishma – born in 1991 in India, underwent early intervention at Mathru Mandir, Chennai, and developed early learning skills at Srishti Special Academy, Bangalore. She later trained in pre-vocation and Creative Movement Therapy at RASA, Chennai. In 2008, Karishma relocated to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with her family where she learned to paint and developed the skill. She later moved to Bangalore with her family and has set up her own art studio and a recreation center for young adults with down syndrome called, Studio 21 UP.
Karishma’s journey as a contributing member of the society began in 2011 with her first solo painting exhibition titled – ‘I Can, You Can, We Can’. Since then she has had 4 solo exhibitions and one auction in India and Vietnam and has donated over 135 paintings. Her exhibitions and auctions have raised over 75, 000 USD for charities supporting infant heart surgeries and special education in Vietnam and India. Karishma does paintings using a variety of mediums like Spray painting, Acrylic painting, Water drip Painting, etc.
Karishma’s work has been recognized and appreciated internationally. Besides extensively being covered by print and TV media in Vietnam, her early years talent were widely published in Indian media as well. Her yoga sessions for young children was featured in the Niki magazine, Japan.
Karishma is also the recipient of the ‘World Downs Syndrome International Award’ 2014 and again in 2018, she received the self-advocacy award from India International Down syndrome Federation.
Karishma Kannan is a very talented artist and a beautiful person inside and out. Her contributions to the society is very commendable and she is truly an inspiration for the younger generation. We purchased the Tulips and Dragonflies painting and we love it. All other Karishma's paintings are equally amazing as well! We are so happy with our purchase from Atypical Advantage website. we also received great customer service with our order and international shipping. Overall, it was a very positive experience! Great work by the artist Karishma Kannan and the Atypical Advantage team!