Pallavi Govindnathan is a multidisciplinary visual artist who was born in India, and grew up in Thailand. She moved to the United States to pursue an undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2009, she moved to San Francisco to complete a Post- Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in Painting and New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Calling various geographical locations her home, she has dedicated her academic life to studying cultural and social concerns that violate human rights, focusing primarily on women. In 2009 Pallavi published a book titled, “Corrode: An Artist’s Response to Acid Violence in South Asia,” working alongside with Cornell Law School’s Avon Center for Women and Justice and Duke University’s Public Culture. Pallavi has also been peer reviewed by Public Culture. She has exhibited in Canada, Thailand, India, Pakistan, and the U.S.. She is currently pursing a PhD degree in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies from Texas Woman’s University, and resides with her cat Nai in Denton, Texas.