About the Artist
One of Great Britain’s most treasured contemporary artists, David Shrigley employs a distinctive comedic tone that draws on everyday situations and human interactions to create self-reflexive artworks. While best known for his simple and unique drawing style, Shrigley works in a variety of mediums including photography, sculpture, and film, while also creating public works and artist publications, and collaborating on music projects.
Shrigley (b. 1968, Macclesfield, UK) lives and works in Brighton, UK. A Turner Prize nominee in 2013, his recent solo exhibitions include David Shrigley: Life Model II, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA (2016); Really Good, Fourth Plinth Commission, London (2016); David Shrigley, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand (2015); David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2014–15); David Shrigley, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2014); Big Shoes, BQ, Berlin, Germany (2013); How Are You Feeling?, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2012–13); Brain Activity, Hayward Gallery, London (2012), which toured to Yerba Beuna Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, USA (2013); Drawings, Mumbai Art Rooms, India (2012); Animate, Turku Art Museum, Finland (2011); David Shrigley, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2009); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2008); To the Wall: David Shrigley with Lily Van der Stokker, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2007); and David Shrigley, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (2006). David Shrigley is represented by Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Yvon Lambert, Paris; and Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.