David Shrigley

°1968, Macclesfield (UK) – lives and works in Brighton (UK)

David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. His quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and reveal chance utterings like snippets of over-heard conversations. Reoccurring themes and thoughts pervade his storytelling capturing child-like views of the world, the perspective of aliens and monsters or the compulsive habits of an eavesdropper shouting out loud.

While drawing is at the centre of his practice, the artist also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music. Shrigley consistently seeks to widen his public by operating frequently outside the gallery sphere such as in prolific artist publications and collaborative music projects.

(courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery)


David Shrigley
David Shrigley (Courtesy of Nicolai Wallner)

David Shrigley’s solo exhibitions include MAC, Santiago de Chile; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Pinakothek, Munich; YBCA, San Francisco; Museum M, Leuven; Kunsthall, Bergen; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; DCA, Dundee; and Malmo Konsthalle. In 2013 he was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize for his solo show David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery, London.

Group exhibitions include IMMA, Dublin; Parasol Unit, London; MoMA, New York; MCA, Chicago; MUHKA, Antwerp, ICA, London; Kunsthalle Vienna; and Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

David Shrigley is represented by the following galleries;
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Galleri Nicola Wallner, Copenhagen

Stephen Friedman, London

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

You can also discover more of David Shrigley’s work on his own website.

works by David Shrigley

David Shrigley - This is not what I wanted ... (Yoga Mat) - 2021

David Shrigley

This is not what I wanted ... (Yoga Mat)

David Shrigley - Untitled - 2014

David Shrigley



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