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Born November 15th 1989 in Southampton, UK. Graduated from CSAD (Cardiff School of Art and Design) in 2012. Shortlisted for the AOI (Association of Illustrators) Awards in 2013. Represented in the US by the Mike Wright Gallery and also exhibiting work in various UK galleries and a selection of international venues.

Available to fulfill a range of commissioned work for both private and commercial use – see ‘Contact’ page to the left for enquiries. Past and present clients include Penguin, Nike, New Republic magazine, the British Army and the Secret Intelligence Service/MI6.

Students: please use ‘Contact’ page to the left to direct research enquiries and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

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“Fairburn has enjoyed a startling amount of success and notoriety since completing university in the Summer of 2012. His work has been featured in numerous art magazines, journals and blogs, leading to extensive European and US media attention and quickly earning him a global following. Fairburn appeals to a particularly wide audience, bridging age, gender, and culture gaps” 

(2014 press release excerpt courtesy of Sara Melzer)

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Video credit: Rocky Mountain PBS

“Paper maps are essential to portrait artist Ed Fairburn, who uses them as the canvas for his detailed work. His thoughtful integration of human portrait and topography make it appear as though the two have always belonged together”

With special thanks to Dave and Lisa of Rocky Mountain PBS.