Following education and work experience in architecture, urban design and community planning in India and the United States, Gauri migrated to Australia in 2012 and is now pursuing a career in painting. Her practice investigates the intrinsic need of immigrants to make cultural associations in new communities. Drawing on her life experience and Indian heritage, Gauri depicts the Australian landscape altered through the lens of personal memory and cultural associations.
During her 2016 art residency in the Blue Mountains, Gauri was fascinated and greatly inspired by the pagoda rock formations in the Gardens of Stone National Park & the Wollemi National Park, which are the subject of her latest work. The Pagoda Country series is a depiction of her exploration of the form, character and meditative quality of the pagoda landscape. They remind Gauri of the temples of South India and Angkor Wat in Cambodia; rising above the mountain mist, they are magical and majestic.