Rory King (b. 1996, Canberra, Australia) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Photomedia at the National Art School in 2017. He primarily shoots in black and white, and is driven by traditional photographic techniques. Rory is interested in the dualities and juxtapositions of human experience, the unseen personalities living on the fringes of society, the tensions between nostalgia, melancholia, the sublime, and our psychological landscapes. His work sits in the hybrid space between documentary practice and personal narratives fleshed out through an evocative and ambiguous visual discourse.
Rory received the National Gallery of Australia Summer Art Scholarship for photography in 2011, was named one of the up-and-coming artists of 2018 by Vogue, Australia, and has recently been awarded the Denis Diderot grant and residency opportunity at Chateau d’Orquevaux in France, 2020. The artist has shown strongly across his early career in group exhibitions, most recently at Nishi Gallery, Canberra (2019) and Degenerate & Six Gallery, Canberra (2018).