Pallavi Govindnathan is a visual artist, a writer, and an educator. She is currently a PhD student in the Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Pallavi has her Masters and Post-baccalaureate degrees from San Francisco Art Institute with concentrations in painting and new genres- primarily live art and video art, and an Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from The Savannah College of Art and Design in painting, sculpture and art history.
Pallavi’s research questions: How and why has the representation of heroic female figures depicted within Western Renaissance and Baroque art failed to represent and discuss the connection to their victimization? She anticipates converting her current research into visual representations that will hopefully challenge historical perceptions of the depictions and affiliations to heroism and victimization. She currently resides in Denton, Texas with her cat Nai.