Loyiso Mkize was born in the town of Butterworth (also known as Gcuwa) in South Africa. He completed his studies in graphic design at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2009.
Mkize founded the visual art and communication company Loyiso Mkize Art Ltd in 2015. His company produced the South African superhero comic book series KWEZI. Mkize has created illustrated artworks for a number of comic book projects and is also a fine artist in his own right.
His preferred medium is oil paint on canvas. When creating traditional paintings, Mkize uses his artworks as a kind of recording device for his ideas and social commentary. He explores themes of power, dignity, African heritage and modernity in his paintings.
Mkize’s first fine art solo exhibition, “Reflections of Inner Truth”, took place in 2011 at the Framery Art Gallery in Cape Town.