Rory Emmett was born in 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa. Emmett lives and works in Cape Town where he is currently a resident artist at Greatmore Studios. He completed his BAFA at Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT in 2014, where he majored in painting and won the Judy Steinberg Painting Prize in his final year. Emmett was a Sasol New Signatures Merit award winner in 2015 and his work can be found in a number of private and corporate collections. Emmett interrogates colour and its various ideological and material implications, referencing the personal and political by working with what he finds around and within himself as his most immediate point of departure.