Kutlwano Monyai (b. 1996) is an artist, art researcher and a freelance writer. She was born in Limpopo, but now resides in Johannesburg. In 2018, she acquired her degree in Fine and Applied Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology, she is now currently competing her Post Graduate diploma in Fine and Applied Arts at the university.
Kutlwano has been part of several group exhibitions and local art fairs, which include GenXis group Exhibition, 2018 and KASRP exhibition in 2019. In 2021, she exhibited with Candice Berman Gallery in a show titled Mapped Diaries as well as the Summer Salon 30th Anniversary exhibition at the Bag Factory. Kutlwano was awarded the Young Woman Studio Residency (YWSR) at the Bag Factory at the end of 2021 and will complete the residency at the end of 2022.
In 2022, Kutlwano was announced as one of the top 40 designers in the Design Indaba X emerging creative class. She is also a facilitator at the Javett Art Centre.
At the beginning of the year, she joined The New Vanguard, a mentorship programme with Berman Contemporary and exhibited in a group exhibition titled, BREAKING THE MOULD at the gallery. She is now a represented artist of Berman Contemporary.