Durgabai Vyam is a traditionally trained Gond artist. Her themes are mythological and folk narratives, often with animal motifs. She frequently collaborates with her husband Subhash Vyam. They have exhibited their work in India and abroad. She has illustrated several books. She received the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2008, the Rani Durgawati Award in 2009, and the Padma Shri in 2022.