Tayhe Munsamy was born and raised in Johannesburg. She attended Goldsmiths University of London where she studied Fine Arts and the 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.
Tayhe obtained her BA in Fine Arts and the History of Art from Goldsmiths University of London in 2020. She graduated with a First-Class Honours.