Tayhe Munsamy was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She attended Gold-smiths University of London where she studied Fine Art and History of Art. During her time in London her practice evolved to showcase works within the realms of speculative thinking, fiction, mythology and folklore. Her practice weaves together her identity as a mixed-race woman and explores elements from the Coloured and Indian communities in South Africa. Storytelling that combines cultural specificity and historical archives with fictional features are evident in her work in written and visual forms – paintings, video, performance, and digital media – to unveil themes of construction, displacement, transformation, and fantasy in relation to notions of the self.