Cow Mash was born in Limpopo (birth name Kgaogelo Mashilo) and raised in Pretoria where she is currently based. In 2016 during her third year in University, Cow created her first life size public figure, representing freedom fighter Francis Baard, which forms part of the National Heritage Monument. Cow graduated in 2017 from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) with a B-tech in Fine Arts (cum laude), majoring in sculpture. In 2017, Cow was one of three artists to create a 2.5meter sculpture of Political leader Oliver Tambo, which stands in the Johannesburg O.R Tambo international airport. Cow was winner of the PPC Imaginarium fashion category in 2019 and in the same year a finalist in the sculpture category. In 2019 she also collaborated on a life size sculpture of Zakithi Nkosi for the Zakithi Nkosi Clinical Haematology Centre of Excellence, located at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. Southern African Foundation For Contemporary Art (SAFFCA) named Cow their SAFFCA artist of the month in May 2020. She is currently completing her master’s degree at TUT and while lecturing in sculpture and fibre arts. Cow continues to take part in various group shows and art fairs.

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