Matty Monethi (b. 1996) was born in Maseru, Lesotho and grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Monethi completed her Diploma in Fine Art at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town in 2016. In 2017 she went on a semester abroad in the United Kingdom where she specialized in Printmaking at the University of Hertfordshire. In 2020 Monethi completed a BA Fine Arts at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, where she is currently based. Monethi uses painting, printmaking and text to explore the personal dimensions of migration and memory. Through the use of family and personal photographic archives she scrutinises her connections with her adopted countries, cultures and close relationships. Monethi has participated in group exhibitions at the Julie Miller Art Institute, Bag Factory Artist Studios, Gallery MOMO, The Joyce Gordon Gallery and Forms Gallery.