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Bibliography (selection)


Burcu Yüksel, Interview with David Shrigley, in: RES – Art World, no. 9, November 2012, pp. 60–74.

Peter Coviello, Talk, Talk: When does bar-room debate count as criticism?, in: frieze, no. 148, June-July-August 2012, pp. 23-24.

Laura Cumming, David Shrigley: Brain Activity – Review, in: The Guardian – The Observer, February 05, 2012.

Elizabeth Fullerton, Doodle Unto Others, on:, February 2012.

JJ Charlesworth, David Shrigley: Brain Activity, in: Time Out London, February 06, 2012.

Freddie Holker, David Shrigley: art’s the White Rabbit, in: The Guardian, March 06, 2012.

What does David Shrigley do all day?, on:, February 01, 2012.

Alastair Sooke, David Shrigley: Brain Activity, Hayward Gallery, review, in: The Telegraph, February 06, 2012.

Rosemary Hill, David Shrigley: at the Hayward, in: London Review of Books, Vol. 34, no. 4, February 2012.

Charlotte Higgins, David Shrigley given first major UK retrospective, in: The Guardian, November 22, 2011.

Tim McDonnell, What the Hell is David Shrigley doing?, on:, October 22, 2011.

Dave Eggers, David Shrigley interviewed by Dave Eggers, in: Time Out London, January 18, 2011.

Chris Kaspar, David Shrigley, in: WhiteHot Magazine, October 2010.

Will Self, The Essential David Shrigley, in: The Guardian, September 11, 2010.

Pablo Müller, David Shrigley – Funny by accident, in: Kunstbulletin, April 2009, pp. 18-25.

David Shrigley, in: Kunstforum, Band 196, April-Mai 2009, pp. 222-225.

Galerie Francesca Pia, in: Handelszeitung, no. 7, February 11-17, 2009, p. 39.

Dm, Auf dem Verfliessband, in: Züritipp, no. 05, January 19 – February 04, 2009, p. 33.


Iain Aitch & Jan Stradtmann, I am not a Comedian, in: Art World, December 27, 2007 – January 08, 2008, pp. 46-53.

Sandra Danicke, Zwei-Minuten-Bilder, in: Art-Das Kunstmagazine, no. 1, Januar 2007, pp. 28-36.

David Shrigley, R. Stevie Moore by David Shrigley, in: Bomb Magazine, Issue 101, Fall, pp. 47-54.

Sharon O’Connell, Instant Noodles, in: Time Out London, October, pp. 17-23. 

Frances Richard, David Shrigley, Malmö Konsthall, in: Artforum, September 2008.

Katrina Brown, Who is he who did this? Is he still here? , on:, 2007.


Under God’s Hammer: William Blake versus David Shrigley, Art Gallery of Western Australia, September 16, 2006 – January 01, 2007, ed. by Robert Cook, Perth 2006.

David Shrigley, This is a Paper Trinket for You to Wear, Toronto 2006.

Shrigley's simplistic doodles translate into intriguing scenarios, in: Sunday Herald, July 30, 2006.

Pop Go the Cartoon Paper, in: Scotland on Sunday, July 02, 2006, p. 2-3.

David Pollock, Review, in: The List Festival Magazine, August 3-10, p. 67.


Emil Hall, Review, in: Artforum, Summer 2005.

Laura Barton, Review, in: The Guardian, September 10, 2005.

Worried Noodles – The Empty Sleeve, Cologne 2005.

Eliza Williams, Review, in: Flash Art International, no. 239, 2004.

Gavin MacDonald, David Shrigley interviewed by G. MacDonald, on:, June 2004.

Marcus Verhagen, Review, in: ArtMonthly, March 2004.


Helen Rumbelow, Interview with the Artist, in: The Times, November 04, 2003.

Deborah Orr, in: The Independent, November 08, 2003.

Morgan Falconer, Review, in: Art Review, Vol. LIII, March 2002.

Marie de Bugerolle, in: Art Press, September 01, 2002.

Art Review, Vol. LIII, March 2001.

Michael Wilson, Review, in: Art on Paper, July-August 2001.

Helen Sumpter, in: The Big Issue, February-March 2001.  

Helen Walters, in: Creative Review, October 2000.

Sophie Davies, in: Time Out, October 11, 2000.

Jim Medway, in: Flux, August 2000.


Jade Lingaard, in: Les Inrockuptibles, September 16-23, 2009.

Adrian Searle, : in: The Guardian, March 23, 1999.

Martin Coomer, in: Time Out, March 31 – April 07 1999.


Michael Bracewell, in: The Guardian, December 05, 1998.

Anna Chapman, in: Arena, December 1998.

Judith Palmer, in: The Independent, November 19, 1998.

Roberta Smith, in: New York Times,  July 10, 1997.


Sarah Kent, in: Time Out, 2–9 April 1997.

David Beech, in: Art Monthly, March 1997. 


Lars Bang Larsen, in: Flash Art, November/December 1996.

Mike Wilson, in: Circa, Winter 1996.

Judith Findlay, Public Art, in: Art & Design.

Judith Findlay, in: Flash Art, January/February 1996. 


Judith Findlay, in: Zing Magazine, Winter 1995.

Michael Bracewell, in: Frieze, November/December 1995. 

Publications of the artist (selection)
2012David Shrigley – Brain Activity, Hayward Gallery, London, February 01 – May 13, 2012, London 2012.
2010David Shrigley, What the hell are you doing? The Essential David Shrigley, Edinburgh/New York 2010.  
2007David Shrigley, Ants Have Sex In Your Beer, San Francisco 2007.

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

David Shrigley, This Is A Paper Trinket For You To Wear, Toronto 2006.


David Shrigley, Photographs with Text, BQ Galerie, September 03 – October 15, 2005, Cologne 2005.

David Shrigley, The Book of Shrigley, London 2005.

David Shrigley, Joy, San Francisco 2005.


David Shrigley, Blocked Path, Copenhagen 2004.

David Shrigley, Let’s Wrestle, London 2004.

David Shrigley, Rules, London 2004 (book of postcards).

David Shrigley, Kill Your Pets, London/Frankfurt am Main 2004.


David Shrigley – Little Bird with Worm, Kunsthaus Zürich, August 29 – November 09, 2003, Zurich 2003.

David Shrigley, Who I am and What I Want, San Francisco 2003.

Leotard, BQ Cologne, April 26 – June 28, 2003, Cologne 2003. 

David Shrigley, Joy, London 2003.

David Shrigley, Evil Thoughts, San Francisco 2003 (book of postcards).


David Shrigley, Human Achievement, London 2002.

David Shrigley, Evil Thoughts, London 2002 (book of postcards).

2001 David Shrigley, Do Not Bend, London 2001.

David Shrigley, Grip, Edinburgh 2000.

David Shrigley, Hard Work, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen 2000.

1999David Shrigley, The Beast is Near, London 1999.

David Shrigley, Why We Got The Sack From The Museum, London 1998.

David Shrigley, To Make Meringue You Must Beat The Egg Whites Until They Look Like This, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen 1998.

David Shrigley, Centre Parting, Toronto 1998.

David Shrigley, Blank Page and Other Pages, Glasgow 1998.


David Shrigley, Drawings Done Whilst On Phone To Idiot, Glasgow 1996.

David Shrigley, Err, London 1996.

David Shrigley, Let Not These Shadows Fall Upon Thee, Glasgow 1996.

1995David Shrigley, Enquire Within, Glasgow 1995.
1994David Shrigley, Blanket Of Filth, Glasgow 1994.  
1992David Shrigley, Merry Eczema, Glasgow 1992.
1991David Shrigley, Slug Trails, Glasgow 1991.
Magazine Projects (selection)

Guardian, London (weekly cartoon every Saturday)

The Stranger, Seattle

2001Cabinet Magazine, Issue 1
2000Sleaze Nation, October
1999Independent On Sunday Review (Weekly Cartoon 1.99 to 2.00)
1998Insert, Parkett, no. 53, 1998.
Magazine Illustrations (selection)

Du (Switzerland)

The Stranger (USA)

Esquire (Japan)

Harpers & Queen (UK)

The Walrus (Canada)

Third Bed (USA)

Maisonneuve (Canada)

Saturday Night (Canada)

Donna (Italy)