Michael Amery was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1984. Amery completed a BA in Applied Design at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in 2007. He then worked as graphic designer in Cape Town, moving from a full-time to a part-time position as his art has gained more interest. He now works exclusively on his art. Amery has participated in a number of group exhibitions, and had his first solo show titled Trees by Man at David Krut Projects in April 2016, which sold out immediately. Amery works in a variety of mediums, including; charcoal, ink, oil, acrylic and lino cuts.