Born in 1942 in Sanjaya, a village in Gujarat. She is self taught artist. She explored the possibility of depicting her childhood memories through her paintings, where images of fantasy and early days are woven into her entire work, which lend it a surreal, dreamlike quality. Her subjects have a freshness and spontaneity to them. Madhvi's work has its inspiration in rural India, while her style is contemporary. She has been exhibiting her work since 1972, all over the world and has more close to a hundred solo and group shows to her credit.
Honours and Awards
2003 Whirlpool Women’s Achievement in The Field of Fine Art.
1989-91 Government of India Senior Fellowship.
1989 Fund for Artist Colonies, Residency Fellowship at Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA.
1989 USIA Fellowship for extensive travel in USA.
1979 National Award from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1970-72 French Government Scholarship for Fine Arts to study in Paris.
She lives and works in New Delhi.