Angus Fairhurst was born in Penbury, Kent in 1966. He studied at Canterbury Art College from 1985-6 and then went on to Goldsmiths College; he graduated in 1989. During the 1990s Fairhurst became an influential figure in the group which became known as the yBa’s: Young British artists. He has exhibited widely in group shows and was included in Apocalypse at the Royal Academy, London in 2000. The following year he had solo exhibitions at the Spacex Gallery in Exeter and the Kunsthalle, St Gallen, in Switzerland. Fairhurst lives and works in London.