Born 1963, Leeds, UK
Paul Fryer studied art briefly at the Leeds College of Art in the 1980s but instead of completing the degree, he chose to be an electropop singer.
In the early 90s Fryer graduated in the unlikely profession of transvestite DJ and was instrumental in the creation of the widely acclaimed Kit Kat Club and Vague, two art-based clubs in Leeds, which achieved national recognition. During this time he was also a prolific designer of underground ephemera for the dance scene, and produced numerous records for various record companies.
Fryer has also designed books and other printed material for galleries, fashion houses and record labels, and published a book of poetry, Don’t Be So… (illustrated by Damien Hirst) in 2002. Before finally devoting himself to life as an artist in 2005, he was musical director for the fashion house, Fendi, for five years. Since then, he has exhibited widely across Europe.
Works on loan from All Visual Arts, London, www.allvisualarts.org