Ross was born in Durban in 1984 and raised in Pietermaritzburg. After completing his Masters in Fine Art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he taught art at St. Benedict High School in Pinetown. After two years he left teaching, in favour of a full-time art career and has been living and working as an artist in Johannesburg since the beginning of 2012. Having had residencies at Assemblage’s NewARC studios and the Bag Factory Studios, as a David Koloane Award winner. He is currently completing a PhD at Wits School of Art, while working on his art practice from the Bag Factory. Ross has shown work at the 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 also been a finalist in various competitions including Sasol New Signatures, Absa Atelier, Nivea Art Awards, the SA Taxi Art Awards and he previously was awarded the David Koloane Award.