Isabelle Grobler (b.1982), was born is Pretoria and grew up in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She spent her childhood years between the family farm and town. After starting out in a career as a Junior Springbok hockey player, an injury inspired a shift of focus, and she proved her versatility by completing her BA degree in Fine Art at the University of the Free State in 2009 and her Master of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2012 (cum laude). She was the overall winner of the African Continental juried Lovell Art Trophy in 2014. She has exhibited in South Africa, the UK and Israel, in galleries and art fairs including a highly reviewed solo booth at Art15 London.