Vasudha Thozhur was born in 1956 in Mysore. She studied at the College of Arts and Crafts, Madras, and at the School of Art and Design in Croydon, UK. Her practice is inter-disciplinary but primarily rooted in painting.

She lived and worked in Chennai between 1981 – 1997 and in Baroda between 1997 – 2013.Besides participation in exhibitions/workshops in the country and abroad, institutional work has involved lectures/teaching/juries at, among others, MS University/Baroda, NID/Ahmedabad and IICD/Jaipur. She is a Professor in the Department of Art and Performing Arts at Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, since 2013 and currently lives in Greater Noida, NCR.

Two grants from the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, between 2002 – 2006 and 2009 – 2011, supported a research project, 'The Himmat Workshops'. It looked at ways of rooting art practice in ground and other realities as experienced in the country, with particular reference to conflict zones. It involved collaborating with Himmat, an activist organization based in Vatva, Ahmedabad, between 2002 – 2007. A compilation of the outcome, entitled 'Beyond Pain: An Afterlife' was exhibited in Mumbai in 2013 (Sakshi Gallery and Project 88) and in 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Among grants received earlier are the French Government Scholarship to work at the Cite des Arts, Paris and the Charles Wallace Grant to work at Gasworks, London.

A recent compilation, entitled Diaries, Projects, Pedagogy 1998-2018, is the first of a series entitled Art Documents and was published by Tulika Books in association with the Sundaram Sher Gil Foundation.

Other passions include writing and music.