Mashudu Nevhutalu was born in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, in 1992. Although she did not have much art training at primary or high school level, she has always had an interest in art, and her first influence was all the graffiti and street murals she use to see (and still do), decorating dilapidated buildings, almost bringing them to life with their colours.
This love for graffiti urged her to go on and study art at tertiary level where she received her Honours in Fine and Applied Arts in 2014 at Tshwane University of Technology. That year, she felt that she had a foot in the door as she had found her voice.
She was selected in the Sasol New Signatures Competition and went on to take part in a number of small group shows and other competitions like SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, 2016 also in 2017. As her work develops each year, she hopes to contribute meaningfully to the heritage sector of this country.