Swathi attended École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France as a fellowship winner (2013-14), completed her Master of Fine Arts (2009-11) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (2003–07) at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad. She works with different materials and mediums—canvas, installations, public art, interactive art—and her work is presently focussed on street art and graffiti based on contemporary social issues. Her work deals with people, their psyche, and their involvement with societal issues. She likes her work to be interactive and public friendly, inviting people to like, dislike, comment and generally get involved with the subject.