Sibu Puthenveettil

Sibu is a storyteller. Through illustrating and writing, he tells stories that aren’t often told, whether they be cultural or societal. They are rich, colourful, and touch on universal issues through specific, small details and moments. He works through the belief that everyone is connected through shared relationships and emotions, and all of the small moments in life that are captured in his illustrations.

Born and raised in New York, Sibu is a first-generation child of immigrants from southern India. He spent a great deal of his childhood years scribbling and sketching, dreaming and imagining. Today, he tells stories through picture books.

Sibu received his BA in English literature at Stony Brook University and his MFA in illustration at the Hartford Art School.

When he’s not in front of a drawing board, he’s got my camera in tow, taking pictures while hiking, and running from squirrels.

Sibu is represented by James Burns — to work with him please email James

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