Rick Amor was born in Frankston, Victoria in 1948.
In 1965 he completed a Certificate of Art at the Caulfield Institute of Art and from 1966 to 1968 he studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne.
He has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies, which have allowed him to work in London, New York and Barcelona.
Rick has held over 70 solo exhibitions and participated in over 100 group exhibitions since he held his first exhibition in 1974.
Since the 1990s, Rick has incorporated sculpture into his work and in 2007 he won the prestigious McClelland Award for Sculpture, the largest cash prize for sculpture in Australia.
In 1999 he was appointed the official war artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial, the first such appointment since the Vietnam War.
Rick has had a long association with the labour movement and in 1980 he was the artist in residence at the Victorian Trades Hall Council.