Motlhoki Nono (b. 1998, Mabopane, Pretoria) resides and practices in Johannesburg where she is also completing her Honours in Fine Art at The University of The Witwatersrand. Her practice is centered around investigating the relationship between form, texture, materiality and narrative, predominately using printmaking and video as a tool for this.
In her monotype prints, Motlhoki intuitively compositions ordinary objects to explore narratives of further mundanity, while also creating boldly abstracted forms that could be suggestive of buildings, landscapes and various parts of bodies to interrogate the relationship between people and architectural forms. Her series of lithographs relay her memories and the politics of navigating spaces and people.
Motlhoki’s work has appeared widely, notably having been exhibited at Gallery Momo, a group show where, in 2017, she exhibited her It's Just or Aesthetics series; Thami Mnyele, where her work from Bodies and Architecture was awarded as part of the 2018 top 100 works; Thabo Mbeki Foundation Women’s Day Conference, where she was invited to speak about her practice, speaking about the dynamics of creating Abstract Art as a Black woman, and listed as the Design Indaba 2020 Emerging Creatives.