BIOGRAPHY OF ROSS PASSMOORE
Ross Passmoor is a sculptor, print maker and painter primarily working from his studio in Johannesburg South Africa, and lecturing part time. He was born in Durban (1984), raised in Pietermaritzburg and obtained his Master’s degree in Fine Art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He taught art at St. Benedict High School in Pinetown for two years before deciding to practise art full time.
Passmoor moved to Johannesburg in 2012, where he currently lives, to pursue his career as an artist further. He had a residency at Assemblage’s NewARC studios as well as at the Bag Factory Studios, as a David Koloane Award winner. Passmoor while continuing with his practice is currently completing a PhD at Wits School of Art.
He has shown work at numerous fairs and galleries including Turbine Hall Art Fair, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Gallery 2, Lizamore and Associates, Washington Print Gallery, Bayliss Gallery, KZNSA, Wits Art Museum and others. He has been a finalist in multiple competitions including Sasol New Signatures, Absa Atelier, Nivea Art Awards, the SA Taxi Art Awards and he previously was awarded the David Koloane Award.