Paul Fryer studied art briefly at the Leeds College of Art in the 1980s but never did a degree in the subject. In the early 1990s he was instrumental in the creation of the widely acclaimed art-based clubs The Kit Cat Club and Vague. Before focusing on his own art, Fryer designed books for several galleries and projects, as well as working as technical consultant for a number of established contemporary artists. He has also written a book of poetry, 'Don't Be So...', which was illustrated by Damien Hirst and published in 2002. He has exhibited in various shows and galleries since 1996, including '2001 A Space Oddity', A22 Gallery, London, 2001; The Courtauld Collection Show, London, 2002; 'The Ark', T1+2, London, 2005; 'New Gothic', T1+2, London; Tate Britain, London, 2006; 'Reconstruction No. 1' and 'Reconstruction Number 2', Sudeley Castle, UK, 2006 and 2007, 'Young & British', Galerie Jean Gabriel Mitterand, Paris, 2006; 'Tempest' (with Mat Collishaw, curated by James Putnam), Venice Biennale, 2007; 'Avatar Of Sacred Discontent', T1+2, Port Elliot, UK, 2007. Solo shows include: 'Carpe Noctum', Trolley Gallery, London, 2005; 'Petit Mal', Masonic Temple, Kirsty Stubbs Gallery, London, 2006; 'Radiations', Julius Werner, Berlin, 2006; and 'Potential And Ground', Reconstruction and Kirsty Stubbs Gallery, London, 2007; and 'In Loving Memory', Guido Costa Projects and Reconstruction, Turin, 2007.