Gayatri Tondon was born in Uttrakhand, India, her early schooling was done from Nainital. She pursued her graduation in Visual Art from MS University of Baroda, Gujrat, India. She went to London for her Post Graduation and to understand the concept of Art in global context. Her art works are visual shorthand for painting everyday-life's mundane schedule. She has explored many mediums including painting, mixed media, installation, ceramics, and graphics. She has had many exhibitions to her credit and her works are in the collection of many institution and private collectors.
Gayatri was a visiting Lecturer in Amity University, Noida and have also worked as Assistant Professor at Banasthali University, Rajasthan. She had also worked with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi. Gayatri is currently working as a Programme Officer at Lalit Kala AKademi, New Delhi.