Born in 1945 in undivided India, Gogi Saroj Pal studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow, and the College of Art, New Delhi. As a painter, her concern is with the human, and particularly, the female condition. Pal rejects the nomenclature of a feminist artist', with her creative concerns embracing local, regional and universal consciousness while addressing contemporary issues.. Solid and lucid in heavily outlined form, the female body has been playfully compressed within the pictorial frame to be experienced in its corporeal fullness. In soft glowing colours, she portrays women as silent victims of social justice in patriarchal structures, their limp limbs, tilted heads and folded hands suggesting their helplessness.