Kavitha Balakrishnan is an artist, bi-lingual author and art educator based in Kerala. She has an MFA in Art History from M S University, Baroda(1998). Her area of PhD work is the illustrated print picture culture in 20th century India, specifically the periodicals in Malayalam language (2009). Since 2000, Kavitha engages with the changing scenario of practicing, writing and educating art and art-history in India, contributing critical reviews in both Malayalam and English. Her articles are widely published in major Indian journals of art like Marg, Art & Deal, TAKE on art and also in the peer reviewed Journal of Illustration Research Intellect, London. She has three collections of Malayalam poetry to her credit. Kavitha finds her artistic language at the generic crossroads of the disciplines of Art, Art History and Poetry. Collaborating with Charlie and Hilary Holt, she has been exhibiting art works at various locations like Merzbarn Cumbria UK, Manchester Metropolitan University, Loafers art Cafe in Fort Kochi and has done experimental displays at various Poetry Festivals in Kerala.