Sandra Hanekom was born in 1971. After matriculating from the Johannesburg School for the Arts (previously Die Kruin) she studied Fine Arts at Stellenbosch University. She has been working as an artist from 1994, participating in various group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
She had her first solo exhibition titles “Waiting” in 1998 at the Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery in Pretoria. In 2001 she had her second solo exhibition, “Muf”, at the Bellville Art Gallery.