Born in 1972, in the holy town of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Madhrui Kathe's oeuvre is reflective the many metaphysical learning she has gained over the years. She completed her Masters in Drawing and Painting from the Art College in 1993, and pursued another Masters in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology in 1995. She received her PhD. for her research on "A Critical Study of Raghogarh School of Painting" in 1999. She was a member of the faculty at J.J. School of Art, Mumbai from 2000-2001. A recipient of many awards and prizes including Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad Award from Devi Ahilya University,Indore, Dr. Kathe has showcased her works all over India.
Her abstraction of is a direct result of her deep understanding of the universe and many macrocosms and microcosms residing within it. In her words she describes her creative process as such:
"Innovation is integral to constant creativity. In my case, I keep myself attuned to our roots like our ancient scriptures on philosophy, literature, music, and many other ways to get inspired. There is something inside of you dying to be born and you know it, you feel what is that thing that is dying to come through you. I have a strong and persistent feeling of the illusory nature of the cosmos and of impermanence which will never leave me.
As I explore my world, surface can be anything be it a canvas or anything else. Numerous thoughts beseech me as I gravitate towards abstraction with found materials like waste pieces of organic fibre gauze. When you use recycled materials for your work, in a way you are reviving its history."