Thato Motana is an independent fine artist from Polokwane, Limpopo. Describing himself as a “theological aesthete”; Thato is self-taught, and has been practicing fine art since 2016. Thato has showcased his work in group exhibitions at the Pretoria Art Museum, Number Four Museum – Constitution Hill, Oliewenhuis Art Museum and Polokwane Art Museum.   He is the recipient of the 2019 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards: ‘Art on Paper Merit Award’, and a Sasol New Signatures 2019/21 finalist.  Art Bank of South Africa is a collector of his work, and Business and Arts South Africa has notably nominated him for the Department of Arts and Culture “Debut Awards” (2019). He is also celebrated by his community and Sunday World as a national “Unsung Heroes” nominee (2023).