Lyrene Kühn-Botma is an artist, lecturer, and researcher working with and combining traditional printing media, drawing and digital drawing in her art practice. She is currently employed as a lecturer and programme director at the Department of Fine Arts at the University of the Free State.

In 2021 the artist received her M.A. Fine Arts degree (cum laude) at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and received the prestigious Dean’s medal award for the highest achieving master’s degree in the faculty of the Humanities. She has participated in many exhibitions as well as national competitions in South Africa, being a semi regular participant in the SASOL New Signatures art competition since 2013. In 2022 Kühn-Botma served as the internal University of the Free State curator and participating artist in Good Neighbours, the Open Lab II Winter Exhibition at the NIROX Sculpture Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In Lyrene’s work she explores experiences of loss through different mediums. Most recently her attention has turned to Stone Lithography and the intimate relationship between stone and the body of the artist at work.