Anshuman Prasad is an internationally acclaimed concept artist and set designer. His diverse portfolio indicates a unique talent in building 3D environments that are simultaneously realistic and mesmerizing. From the nightmarish sets of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo (2011) to the finely engineered Batwing in Batman Vs Superman (2016), Anshuman’s art is inspired by a robust, real-world aesthetic combined with a powerful, creative vision. His digital paintings are influenced by natural objects and phenomena, built structures and the ubiquitous human presence. The result is a rich, emotional experience. Other notable projects he has worked on include the Hangover (2009), Terminator Salvation (2009), Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), Passengers (2016), The Justice League (2017) and the critically acclaimed TV shows Newsroom and Westworld. Both films, Passengers and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won the Art Director’s Guild award for Excellence in Production Design.
He studied and practiced architecture in India. His decision to design for cinema brought him to the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, where his graduate thesis entitled Beyond Mis-en-scene: Narrative Through Architecture in Mainstream Cinema inspired a number of students to follow in his footsteps. He is a visiting professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
Anshuman Prasad lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a dog and sundry wildlife that wander in to his yard. When he’s not working, you can find him chasing surf off San Onofre.