Angus Fairhurst was born in Kent, England. His work featured in numerous landmark shows including In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Tate Britain, London, 2004; Brilliant! New Art from London, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, 1995; as well as the seminal Freeze, PLA Building, London, 1988. In 2009 a monograph, Angus Fairhurst, was published by Sadie Coles HQ and Philip Wilson Publishers. Fairhurst's work was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Arnolfini, Bristol in 2009.