Tanvi Pathare, born in Mumbai, India, showed a growing interest in the fine arts since a very early age. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting. Following the allure of the realistic tradition of painting from nature, Tanvi attended The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, graduating from the Painting Program in 2012.
During her second year, she won the award for Best Figure Painting in the Intermediate Program, and in her final year, she was awarded Honorable Mention for Exceptional Overall Performance in Advanced Painting. She is recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting (2012), and a finalist in the Figurative Category of the ARC International Salon 2012-2013. Tanvi began teaching at The Florence Academy of Art as a student, and is presently a principal instructor in the Intensive Drawing and Painting programs at The Florence Academy of Art. She works privately in her studio in Florence.
Post-Graduation, Tanvi's works focuses on capturing nature as we see it, but in a space that represents a psychological landscape. She captures the idea of being caught between the real and the other worldly, using human emotions as her main inspiration.