Lyrene Kühn-Botma was born in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1992 where she also matriculated in 2010.
In 2011 the artist started studying for a degree in BA Fine Arts at the University of the Free State. She finished her four year course in 2014, having her Graduate Exhibition in February 2015. During her studies she both worked as a Fine Arts and a History Art tutor. She started working on her MA degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Free State in 2016 while working as a Junior Lecturer at the same institution.