Born: 17 September 1968. Macclesfield, England.

Education: Glasgow School of Art 1988-91.

David Shrigley 

Born: 1968, Macclesfield, UK
Lives and works in Brighton, England


Glasgow School of Art, BA Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland



2020 Do Not Touch the Worms, Copenhagen Contemporary, Denmark

Fond Memories of Giant Bug, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2019 Fluff War, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
Kindness: Prints & Drawings by David Shrigley, Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens, Nottinghamshire
Do it (do not do it), Museo de arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
David Shrigley: To Be of Use, Art Omi, Ghent, New York, USA
Exhibition of Inflatable Swan Things and Other Things, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
David Shrigley, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

2018 Power Station of Art & Design, Shanghai, China 
Life Model II, Fabrica, Brighton, UK
Laughterhouse, Deste Foundation Project Space, Hydra, Athens, Greece
Exhibition of Inflatable Swan Things, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
2017  Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
Skip Gallery, London
Hall Art Foundation, Reading
2016-2018  Really Good, The Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London,uk

2016 Printemps en Septembre, Toulouse

 Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Mass, USA
 MAC, Santiago, Chile
 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
 BQ, Berlin
 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2015 Instituto Cultural Cabanas,Guadalajara, Mexico

 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
 Two Rooms, Auckland

2014-2018 Sketch, London, England

2014 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

 Pinakothek, Munich
 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2013 Anton Kern Gallery, New York

 BQ, Berlin

2012 Hayward Gallery, London

 Stephen Friedman, London
 YBCA, San Francisco
 Cornerhouse, Manchester
 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2011 BQ, Berlin

 Yvon Lambert, Paris
 Turku Art Museum, Finland
 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2010 Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
 Museum M, Leuven

2009 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

 Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich.
 Kunsthall, Bergen.
 Kunsthall, Mainz.

2008 BQ Galerie, Cologne.

 Ludwig Museum, Cologne
 Baltic, Gateshead, England
 CASM, Barcelona
 Anton Kern Gallery, New York 

2007 CAB, Burgos, Spain

 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.
 Malmo Konsthalle, Malmo, Sweden
 Stephen Friedman, London.

2006 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.

 DCA, Dundee
 Neils Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin.
 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

2005 BQ Galerie, Cologne.

 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.
 Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

2004 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.

 Stephen Friedman, London.
 Francesca Pia, Bern.

2003 Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

 BQ Galerie, Cologne.
 Kunsthaus, Zurich. 

2002 Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

 Domaine de Kerguehennec, France.*
 Camden Arts Centre, London.
 UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

2001 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.

 CCS Museum, Bard College, New York*
 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

2000 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

1999 Francesca Pia, Bern.

 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.
 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

1998 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

 Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam.
 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.

1997 Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee.

 CCA, Glasgow.
 Francesca Pia, Bern.
 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.
 Photographers' Gallery, London.

1996 Catalyst Arts, Belfast.

1995 Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

Animals in Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark (catalogue)

Figure Up, BCMA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
State of the Arts, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany

Lines from Scotland, St Andrews Museum, Fife, Scotland; touring to Dunfermlines Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline, Scotland
Drawn World: Drawings from Menzel to Warhol, Galerie Ludorff, Germany
Playmode, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal
Stance & Fall: A Wavering World, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

Dog Show, CGP London: The Gallery & Dilston Grove, London, England
There’ll Never be a Door You’re Inside: Works from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
The Lie of the Land, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, England
The Stage is Yours, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA/The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Here & Now, Peter Harrington Gallery, London, England
TYPE, Hang-Up Gallery, London, England
Collaborationism, Peter Harrington Gallery, London, England
BRIT ART, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, England
Sweats & Tears, Saasfee Pavilion, Berlin, Germany
And I Will Take You To Paradise, Kunstmuseet Kube, Ålesund, Norway

Partizipation Als Künstlerisches Prinzip, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, England, England
You Are Not Alone, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Hang-Up Gallery Collections 2017, Hang-Up Gallery, London, England
JUMP, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
News/Prints, International Print Centre, New York, USA
Donde Esta La Playa? The Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
Toulouse International Art Festival, Toulouse, France
Alice in Crisis, Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
Found, Foundling Museum, London, England
The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the present, Dovecot Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland
Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
Joia De Artista, Galeria Bergamin Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil
720, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Problem In Toulouse, Institut Supérieur Des Arts De Toulouse, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse

I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, USA
Eyes on the Prize, The Travelling Gallery in association with Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
All Of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm, David Robert’s Art Foundation, London, England
Drawing Now: 2015, The Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Below Another Sky, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
Idiot Box, Kate MacGarry, London, England
Devils in the Making, Gallery Of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Tokyo Station Gallery, Japan; touring to Itami City Museum of Art & The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kochi; Japan and Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
ARCHIVE FEVER!, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
Reclaimed: The Second Life of Sculpture, The Briggait, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
More Than This, Theodore: Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London, England

Old School Anachronism in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Fourth Plinth Commission, The Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England
Lightness of Being, Public Art Fund, New York, USA
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, USA
Ordinary/Extra/Ordinary, The Public, West Bromwich, England
The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait, Oakland University Art Gallery, Michigan, USA
Homelands, British Council Touring Exhibition, curated by Latika Gupta; travelling to Delhi; Kolkata; Mumbai; Bengaluru, India
SUPER Visions – Drawing and Being, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
Turquoise Heid, Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

What are you like?, House of Illustration, Holburne Museum, Bath, England
A Parliament of Lines, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Punkt-Systeme, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Curators Series 5, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England
A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Musique Plastique, agnès b. Galerie Boutique, New York, USA
Mothers, Contemporary Art Space Chester, Chester, England
Zoo, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Things Beyond Our Control, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
Adventureland Golf, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England
Danish and International Art after 1900, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, København K, Demark
Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2011 Placement, Oriel Mostyn, Wales

2010 The More I Draw, Museum Für Gegenwartkunst, Siegen, Germany

2009 Fumetto, Luzern.*

2008 Laughing In A Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery,

 Life On Mars, 55th Carnegie Biennale, Pittsburgh.*
 Irony and Gesture, Kukje Gallery, South Korea.*
 Slightly Unbalanced, Chicago Cultural Center.*
 Order, Desire, Light, Irish Museum of Modern Art,   

2007 Parasol Unit, London

 Off The Wall, Aspen Museum Of Art

2006 Defamation of Character, PS1, New York

Under God's Hammer; William Blake versus David Shrigley, Art Gallery of Wqestern Australia, Perth*

 Humor Me, Kansas City Art Institute*
 The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, Museum of
 Modern Art, New York

2005 Situation Comedy, MCA, Chicago *

 Emotion Pictures, MUHKA, Antwerp *

2004 Needful Things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.

 Living Dust, Norwich Gallery, Norwich *
 State of Play, Serpentine, London.*
 Britannia Works, Xippas Gallery, Athens.*

2003 Splat,Boom,Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art,

 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

2002 Reality Check, (Various venues) *

 Jokes, MAMCO, Geneva.
 Sudden Glory, CCAC, San Francisco.*

2001 Rendezvous III, Collection Lambert, Avignon.*

Out of Line, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, CSU, Los Angeles.
Televisions, Kunsthalle, Vienna*    
Under Bridges and Along The River, Casino Luxembourg. *
The Fantastic Repetition of Certain Situations, Isabel II,
Madrid (+tour).*

2000 Open Country, Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne.*

The British Art Show 5, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (+tour).*
Beck's Futures, ICA, London (+tour).

1999 Love Bites, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (+tour).

Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester.*
Zac 99, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.*
Green, Exedra, Hilversum (NL).
Bildung, Kunstverein, Graz.*
Common People; British Art Between Phenomenon & Reality, 
Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo Per L'Arte,
Guanine D'Alba (Italy).

1998 Surfacing, ICA, London.*

 Habitat, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.*
Works on Paper, Alexander & Bonin, New York.
Real Life, Galleria SALES, Rome.

1997 Tales of the City, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh.*

Blueprint, De Appel, Amsterdam.*
Caldas Biennale, Caldas da Rainha. (Portugal)*
About Life in the Periphery, Wacker Kunst, Darmstadt.*
Young British Photography, Stadthaus, Ulm.*
Appetiser, Free Parking, Toronto.
Slight, Norwich Gallery, Norwich.

1996 Sarah Staton Superstore, Up & Co, New York.

Absolute Blue & White, Imverleith House, Edinburgh.
 The Unbelievable Truth, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam/
                Tramway, Glasgow. *

1996 Fucking Biscuits and other drawings, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam.

Big Girl/Little Girl, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.
White Hysteria, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, 
 Toons, Gallerie Cambells Occaisionally, Copenhagen.

1995 Scottish Autumn, Bartok 32 Galeria, Budapest.*

1994 Some of My Friends, Galerie Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen.

New Art in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow.

1992 In Here, Transmission, Glasgow.



2014 Weak Messages Create Bad Situations, Canongate

2012 How are You Feeling?, Canon gate

2011 Fragments of Torn Up Drawings, BQ, Berlin

2010 What The Hell Are You Doing?, Canon gate

2009 Red Book, Redstone Press

2008 Grip (New Edition), Redstone Press

 Man In A Room, Blue Q, USA
 Hand, BQ, Cologne

2007 Ants Have Sex In Your Beer, Redstone Press/Chronicle

2006 Shrigley Forced To Speak With Others, Azuli, London (spoken word recording 12" Vinyl & CD)

 This Is A Paper Trinket For You To Wear, Bywater Bros. Editions, Toronto
    Worried Noodles (The Empty Sleeve), Tomlab, Cologne

2005 Photographs With Text, BQ, Cologne

 The Book of Shrigley, Redsone Press/ Chronicle Books 

2004 Blocked Path, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

 Let's Wrestle, Redstone Press, London.
 Rules, Redstone Press, London (book of postcards).
 Kill Your Pets, Redstone Press, London.
 Kill Your Pets, Revolver, Frankfurt.
 Joy, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

2003 Yellow Bird With Worm, Kunsthaus Zurich.

 Who I Am And What I Want, Redstone Press, London.
 Leotard, BQ, Cologne.
 Joy, Redstone Press, London (book of postcards).
 Evil Thoughts, Chronicle Books, San Francisco (book of postcards).

2002 Human Achievement, Redstone Press, London.

 Evil Thoughts, Redstone Press, London (book of postcards).

2001 Do Not Bend, Redstone Press, London.

2000 Grip, Pocketbooks, Edinburgh.

 Hard Work, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

1999 The Beast is Near, Redstone Press, London.

 Fel, Ruins, Sweden (Swedish translation of Err).

1998 Why We Got The Sack From The Museum, Redstone Press, London.

 To Make Meringue You Must Beat The Egg Whites Until They Look Like
 This, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.
 Centre Parting, The Little Cockroach Press, Toronto.
 Blank Page and Other Pages, The Modern Institute, Glasgow.

1996 Drawings Done Whilst On Phone To Idiot, The Armpit Press. Glasgow.

 Err, Bookworks, London.
 Let Not These Shadows Fall Upon Thee, Tramway, Glasgow.

1995 Enquire Within, Armpit Press, Glasgow.

1994 Blanket Of Filth, The Armpit Press, Glasgow.

1992 Merry Eczema, Black Rose, Glasgow.

1991 Slug Trails, Black Rose, Glasgow.

REVIEWS (Selected)

2005 The Guardian, September 10, Laura Barton.

2004 The Observer, September 12, Miranda Sawyer.

 The Independent, November 8, Deborah Orr.
 The Scotsman, November 8, Ajay Close.

2003 ArtForum, January.

 Flash Art, May/June, Craig Garrett.

2001 Art Monthly, April, Mark Wilshire.

2000 Creative Review, October, Helen Walters.

Time Out, Oct 11, Sophie Davies.
Flux, August, Jim Medway.

1999 Les Inrockuptibles, Sept 16-23, Jade Lingaard.

The Guardian, 23 Mar, Adrian Searle.
Time Out, 31 Mar-7 Apr, Martin Coomer.

1998 The Guardian, 5 Dec, Michael Bracewell.

Arena, Dec, Anna Chapman.
The Independent, 19 Nov, Judith Palmer.
New York Times, 10 July, Roberta Smith.

1997 Time Out, 2-9 April, Sarah Kent.

Art Monthly, March, David Beech.

1996 Flash Art, Nov/Dec, Lars Bang Larsen.

Circa, winter, Mike Wilson.
Art & Design, Public Art, Judith Findlay.
Flash Art, Jan/Feb, Judith Findlay.

1995 Zing Magazine, winter, Judith Findlay.

Frieze, Nov/Dec, Michael Bracewell.


2009-2011 New Statesman (bi-weekly political cartoon)

2005-2009 Guardian (weekly cartoon every Saturday)

2005 The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

2001 Cabinet Magazine, Issue 2.

1999 Independent On Sunday Review (Weekly Cartoon 1.99 to 2.00)

1998 Parkett, Number 53, Insert.


Arena (UK)

Du (Switzerland)

The Stranger (USA)

Esquire (UK)

Esquire (Japan)

Harpers & Queen (UK)

The Walrus (Canada)

Third Bed (USA)

Maisonneuve (Canada)

Saturday Night (Canada)

Donna (Italy)


2012 Headless Drummer (Self-produced)

2011 Sleeper (Self-produced)

2010 A Short Film About Pringle of Scotland (commercial)

 An Important Message About The Arts (commission)
 The Letter, (Self-produced)

2009 Ones, (Self-produced)

 Conveyor Belt, (Self-produced)

2008 Sleep, (Self-produced)
 2007 The Door (Commission for Frieze Film/ Channel 4)

 The Flame, (Self-produced)
 Lightswitch, (Self-produced)

2006 Laundry, (Self-produced)

 New Friends, (Self-produced)
 Hallam Foe (feature film title sequence)

2005 'Who I Am And What I Want' Animate! Commission for

 Channel 4 (Collaboration with Chris Shepherd)

2004 (ongoing weekly animation)

 Bonnie Prince Billy 'Agnes Queen of Sorrow'  promo

2003 Blur 'Good Song' promo (collaboration with Shynola)

2002 What Happens After You're Dead biro project