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Born in Macclesfield, England


Glasgow School of Art

Lives and works in Glasgow
Solo Exhibitions (selection)

Newstead Abbey Historic House & Garden, Kindness: Prints & Drawings by David Shrigley, Nottinghamshire

Museo de arte Carrillo Gil, Don`t (No Lo Hagas), Mexico City

Art OMI, To be of use, Ghent, New York

Anton Kern Gallery, Fluff Wars, New York

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Exhibition of giant inflatable swan-things and other things, Copenhagen


DESTE Foundation Project Space, Laughterhouse, Hydra


Skip Gallery, London

Hall Art Foundation, Reading

CoCA, Lose Your Mind, Christchurch


Stephen Friedman Gallery, David Shrigley. Drawings and Paintings, London

BQ, Song for the Rat, Berlin

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Coloured Works on Paper, Copenhagen


Anton Kern Gallery, New York

National Gallery of Victoria, Life and Life Drawing, Melbourne


Sketch, London

Pinakothek der Moderne, Drawing, Munich

The Young Gallery, Life Model, Glasgow

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Life Model, Copenhagen


Anton Kern Gallery, Signs, New York

BQ Gallery, Big Shoes, Berlin


Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Animations, Copenhagen

Hayward Gallery, David Shrigley. Brain Activity, London

Cornerhouse, How are you feeling?, Manchester

Bradford 1 Gallery, David Shrigley, Bradford

Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, David Shrigley, San Francisco

Stephen Friedman Gallery, Arms Fayre, London

Mumbai Art Rooms, Drawings, Mumbai


Galleri Nicolia Wallner, Insects, Copenhagen

Hayward Gallery, London

Yvon Lambert, Paris

Turku Art Museum, Animate, Turku

BQ Berlin, David Shrigley, Berlin


Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, in connection with the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow

M-Museum, I am not very good at drawing women, so I end up drawing a lot of deformed men, Leuven

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, David Shrigley at Kelvingrove, Glasgow


Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Kunsthalle Mainz, New Powers-Neue Kräfte, Mainz

Fumetto International Comic Festival, Lucerne

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, David Shrigley New Works, Copenhagen


BQ, Cologne

Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona

BAWAG Foundation, Vienna

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Baltic, Gateshead

CASM, Barcelona


Stephen Friedman Gallery, I’Am Dead, London

CAB, Burgos, Spain

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Malmö Konsthall, Everything must have a Name, Malmö


DCA, See all this and more, Dundee

Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Edinburgh Printmakers, David Shrigley. Recent Prints, Edinburgh

Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin


BQ Galerie, Cologne

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Anton Kern Gallery, New York


Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Stephen Friedman, London

Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern


Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

BQ Galerie, Cologne

Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich


Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan [cat.]

Camden Arts Centre, London

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

CCS Museum, Bard College, New York [cat.]

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2000Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London


Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris


Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee

CCA, Glasgow

Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Photographers’ Gallery, London

1996Catalyst Arts, Belfast  
1995Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Group Exhibitions (selection)

Southwark Park Galleries, Dog Show: Contempoary Art. Chosen by Dogs. For Dogs and Humans, London

MAAT, Playmode, Lissabon (forthcoming)

Marta Herford, Stance & Fall. A Wavering World, Herford

KIASMA, Finnish National Gallery, The Stage Is Yours, Helsinki

MK Gallery, The Lie of the Land, Milton Keynes


Highlanes Gallery, Bristle: Hair & Hegemony, Drogheda

Cherry and Martin, Perfectly Concocted Context, curated by Jonathan Monk, Los Angeles

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Jump, Copenhagen

Athr Gallery, You are not alone, Jeddah

Museum Morsbroich, Duett mit Künstler_in. Partizipation als künstlerisches Prinzip, Leverkusen



Turner Contemporary, Seeimg Round Corners, Margate


Albertina, Drawing Now: 2015, Vienna


Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo; Itami City Museum of Art / The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami; The Museum of Art, Kochi; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art; Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Japan


Turner Prize 2013 – David ShrigleyEbrington, Derry~Londonderry

Museum Schloss Moyland, SUPER Visions – Zeichnen und Sein, Bedburg-Hau

Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas show, Zürich


Museum Ludwig, Ein Wunsch bleibt immer übrig – Kaspar König zieht Bilanz, Cologne

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Zoo, Montreal

Contemporary Art Space Chester, Mothers, Chester

The David Roberts Art Foundation, Curators Serie 5, London

Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Things Beyond Our Control, Miami

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, S,M,L,XL, Copenhagen

Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Punkt-Systeme – Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Ludwigshafen

Westergasfabriek, A perfect day, Amsterdam

Grundy Art Gallery, Adventureland Golf, Blackpool


Traffic, THE STATE: Uppers and Downers at Traffic, Dubai

West Street Gallery, Heads with Tails, New York

Oriel Davies Gallery, Ceramic Connections: Wales & Scotland, Newtown

The Common Guild, You Seem the Same as Always, Glasgow

Hessel Museum of Art, Clap, Annadale-on-Hudson, New York

The Roundhouse, Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, London, travelling to Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The Sculpture Show, Edinburgh

Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Make Believe, Stockholm

Hard Hat, Relax in Peace, Geneva

Stephen Friedman Gallery, All that Glisters, London


Wonderland Art Space, Best of Wonderland, Copenhagen

Gallery of Modern Art, Hertie Querty, Glasgow

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Je mehr ich zeichne. Zeichnung als Weltentwurf, Siegen

Cornerhouse Manchester, Unrealised Potential, Manchester

South London Gallery, Nothing is Forever, London

Museum Ludwig Köln, Gesehen & Geliebt *2: Pots & Paper – Kölner Privatsammlung, Cologne


Art Unlimited, Basel

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, The Tragic and the funny Meet Again, Amsterdam

Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University, Slightly Unbalanced, Ontario

Den fri, Forårsudstillingen 2009, Copenhagen

hausbrokshows, Collected things connected, (cur. by Jonathan Monk), Berlin

International Comix Festival, Fumetto, Kornschutte, Lucerne

Dean Gallery, Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, Edinburgh

Bielefelder Kunstverein, Than a T-Shirt

Galeri Nicolai Wallner, While we are Waiting, with Jonathan Monk, Copenhagen

Sammlung Haubrock, Connected Things Collected, Berlin

Kunsthalle, Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Düsseldorf

Glucksman Gallery, Grin & Bear it: Cruel humor in Art and Life, University College Cork, Irland


Carnegie Museum, Life On Mars, 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh

Hayward Gallery, Laughing In A Foreign Language, London [cat.]

Chicago Cultural Center (touring),Slightly Unbalanced, Chicago [cat.]

Maribel Lopez Gallery, Fuck You Human, Berlin

Sommer & Kohl, Pendre la crémaillère, Berlin


Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art, Momentary Momentum, London

Six Feet Under, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany

Cult Fiction, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, New Art Gallery, Walsall; touring to Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Aberystwyth Art Gallery, Aberystwyth; Tullie House, Carlisle

Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, Learn to Read,  London

Southbank Centre, Cult Fiction, London (touring) [cat.]


PS1, Defamation of Character, New York

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Under God's Hammer: William Blake versus David Shrigley, Perth [cat.]

Museum Abteiberg, Strange, I've Seen That Face Before, Moenchengladbach [cat.]

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Chers Amis, Bignan

Kansas City Art Institute, Humor Me, Kansas City [cat.]

Museum of Modern Art, The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, New York


MCA, Situation Comedy, Chicago [cat.]

MUHKA, Emotion Pictures, Antwerp [cat.]

Stephen Friedman Gallery, Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, London


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

Norwich Gallery, Living Dust, Norwich [cat.]

Serpentine, State of Play, London [cat.]

Xippas Gallery, Britannia Works, Athens [cat.]

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Splat! Boom! Pow!, Norway

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Emotion eins, Germany


Contemporary Arts Museum, Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Houston

Gallery of Modern Art, Love Over Gold, Glasgow

Stephen Friedman Gallery, EU3, London

Gallerie Massimo de Carlo, Sanctuary, Milan

Acme, The Cat Show, Los Angeles

Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Knockabout, New York  

Reality Check, Various venues [cat.]

MAMCO, Jokes, Geneva

CCAC, Sudden Glory, San Francisco [cat.]

Royal Academy of Arts, The Galleries Show, London

Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Out of Line, Los Angeles


Collection Lambert, Rendezvous III, Avignon [cat.]

Luckman Fine Arts Complex, CSU, Out of Line, Los Angeles

Kunsthalle Wien, Televisions, Vienna [cat.]

Casino Luxembourg, Under Bridges and Along The River, Luxembourg [cat.]

Isabel II, The Fantastic Repetition of Certain Situations, Madrid (+tour) [cat.]


Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Open Country, Lausanne [cat.]

City Art Centre, The British Art Show 5, Edinburgh (+tour) [cat.]

ICA, Beck’s Futures, London (+tour)

Cornerhouse, Diary, Manchester


Ikon Gallery, Love Bites, Birmingham (+tour)

Cornerhouse, Diary, Manchester [cat.]

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Zac 99, Paris [cat.]

Exedra, Green, Hilversum

Kunstverein Graz, Bildung, Graz [cat.]

Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo Per L’Arte, Common People; British Art Between Phenomenon & Reality, Guarene D’Alba 


ICA, Surfacing, London [cat.]

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Habitat, Melbourne [cat.]

Alexander & Bonin, Works on Paper, New York

Galleria SALES, Real Life, Rome


Stills Gallery, Tales of the City, Edinburgh [cat.]

De Appel, Blueprint, Amsterdam [cat.]

Caldas Biennale, Caldas da Rainha [cat.]

Wacker Kunst, About Life in the Periphery, Darmstadt [cat.]

Stadthaus Ulm, Young British Photography, Ulm [cat.]

Free Parking, Appetizer, Toronto

Norwich Gallery, Slight, Norwich


Up & Co, Sarah Staton Superstore, New York

Inverleith House, Absolute Blue & White, Edinburgh

Stedelijk Museum Bureau/Tramway Glasgow, The Unbelievable Truth, Amsterdam Glasgow [cat.]

Bloom Gallery, Fucking Biscuits and other drawings, Amsterdam

Collective Gallery, Big Girl/Little Girl, Edinburgh

Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, White Hysteria, Melbourne [cat.]

Gallerie Cambells Occaisionally, Toons, Copenhagen

1995Bartok 32 Galeria, Scottish Autumn, Budapest [cat.]  

Galerie Campbells Occaisionally, Some of My Friends, Copenhagen

CCA, New Art in Scotland, Glasgow

1993Transmission Gallery, In Here, Glasgow
Animations (selection)

An important message about the arts. Save the Arts campaign, UK

A short film about Pringle of Scotland, Life behind the scenes, UK
2005Who I Am And What I Want’ Animate! Commission for Channel 4 (coll. Chris Shepherd)  
2004, ongoing weekly animation „Modern Thought“

Bonnie Prince Billy ‘Agnes Queen of Sorrow’ promo

2003Blur, Good Song, promo (coll. Shynola)
2002What Happens After You’re Dead, viro project

OBE Officer of the order of the British Empire


Really Good, Fourth Plinth commission, Trafalgar Square, London


Nominee for the 2013 Turner Prize, London


High Line Art (commissioned billboard), New York


Tiger Short Film Award at Rotterdam Int. Film Festival, The Netherlands (for Who I am and what I want)

Public Choise Best Film Award at the British Animation Awards, UK (for Who I am and what I want)

Best Animated Film at Kino Int. Film Festival, Manchester, (for Who I am and what I want)

Best Comedy Film at Stuttgart Int. Animation Film Festival (for Who I am and what I want)

Special Mention at Granada Int. Film Festival, Spain (for Who I am and what I want)

Best Animated Film at the Wood Green Int. Film Festival, USA (for Who I am and what I want)