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ABOUT ME

 

I'm Shenuka Corea (also known as Bakamoona); an animator, comic artist and visual storyteller from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also an enthusiastic D&D player, nature lover and reader of books.

I enjoy telling stories that have a bit of whimsy and find the magic in the everyday. At the same time I do enjoy some speculative world building on an epic scale.

I have worn many hats as an artist in animation, working on storyboards, character and concept art, script writing, sound design and other roles.

I am currently working on my first graphic novel titled 'A Field Guide to Paradise'.

CLIENTS

Shortbox Comics

Amnesty International

Room to Read

Think Equal

Motion Miracles

Women and Media Collective

Global TIES for Children, NYU Abu Dhabi

Diversity Science Lab, NYU Shanghai

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Colombo

FILMS

The Guardian (2017)

Hairmageddon (2020)

100K Music Video (2022)

The Plastic Horror (2023)

BOOKS/ PRINT MEDIA

11:48 (2017)

Manthiram (2019)

Mean Mango Man, for Think Equal (2019) - Illustrator

Nellie, for Room to Read (2020) - Illustrator

Kumari and the Garden Visitor, for Room to Read (2021)

WORKSHOPS

Comic Making and Storytelling, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Colombo, September 2023

My Fantasy Self ( ages 10-15), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Colombo, September 2023

TALKS AND PANELS

The Past in a Picture Book, with the National Trust Sri Lanka, Harold Peris Gallery, Jan 2023

Illustrating History, with the National Trust Sri Lanka, Harold Peris Gallery, Colombo, Jan 2023

What is Climate Anxiety?, Filmmaker panel with Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center and Art With Impact, April 2023

The Past in a Picture Book, with the National Trust Sri Lanka, British Council Jaffna, Aug 2023

The Past in a Picture Book, with the National Trust Sri Lanka, British Council Kandy, Aug 2023

EXHIBITIONS

Nawa Kalakaruwo (Emerging Artists) Exhibition, J. D. A. Perera Art Gallery, Sri Lanka (2016/2017)

Hidden Critters, The Cube, New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Center (2019)
Manthiram, The Project Space, New York University Abu Dhabi Arts Center (2019)

EDUCATION

BA Art and Art History, New York University Abu Dhabi (2019)

Currently attending MFA Visual Narrative, School of Visual Arts, New York (Graduating in 2024)

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