Rory Prout graduated with a  a B.A. in Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in  2008 and with an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism from University College Cork in 2015. He was the painter in residence for the Irish Embassy in Ethiopia in May 2015 and was awarded an Emerging Irish Artist Residency at the Burren College of Art in September 2015. Rory currently works at Sussex Coast College Hastings.