Shenaz Mahomed (b.1992 in Pretoria) remembers that the decision to study art was initially met with skepticism from her parents. However, her commitment and success has led to them being proud of her efforts and they now fully support her artistic endeavors.

Mahomed obtained both her undergraduate (2014) and Masters degree in Fine Arts, (2018) from the University of Pretoria. She worked as a curator at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery until its closure. She is currently Curatorial assistant and Logistics Manager at Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria. In 2016, Mahomed won the David Koloane Award which entitled her to a residency at the Bag Factory Art Studios as well as an opportunity to present her work at the FNB Joburg Art Fair. She has collaborated with other artists and participated in numerous group exhibitions.