Strauss Louw, born 1992 in Somerset West and growing up in Stellenbosch, South Africa, completed his undergraduate studies in Visual Arts from the University of Stellenbosch in 2016, achieving a BAVA (hons) with distinction for his graduate show. Since then he has intermittently worked for the Visual Arts Department as a studio technician in photography and printmaking as well as part time lecturer in photography. In 2018 he completed a printmaking internship under Zhané Warren at Warren Editions and since then has participated in various group shows with SMAC (Stellenbosch), SMITH (Cape Town) and No End Contemporary (Johannesburg). Most recently his work was showcased at the Turbine Art Fair, as well as in the group exhibition Home is where the art is with Zeitz MOCAA. Currently he is completing a masters degree in visual art at the University of Stellenbosch.