Gangu Bai was born in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh. She learnt painting from her family while doing chores during festivals. She started painting on walls and floors in her childhood and since last fifteen years, she has been exploring painting on canvas. Gangu Bai works at the IGRMS, Bhopal and her artworks imbibe close relationship of Bhils with Nature along with their culture and rituals.
Gangu Bai’s main motifs are gatla, gal bapsi, gad bapsi and gohari. When she paints the gatlas, as the memory pillars are called, she remembers her ancestors who are still around to protect her. With portraying gal Bapsi in her paintings she recollects her awe when as a child she saw the ritual. She has participated in numerous workshops and exhibitions and her works are a part of Between Museum and Memory, published by Tara Books, Chennai.