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1968

born in Macclesfield, England

1988-1991

Glasgow School of Art

  
Lives and works in Glasgow
  
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2017

Skip Gallery, London

Hall Art Foundation, Reading

CoCA, Lose Your Mind, Christchurch

2016

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

BQ, Song for the Rat, Berlin

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Coloured Works on Paper, Copenhagen

2015

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

National Gallery of Victoria, Life and Life Drawing, Melbourne

2014

Sketch, London

Pinakothek der Moderne, Drawing, Munich

The Young Gallery, Life Model, Glasgow

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Life Model, Copenhagen

2013

Anton Kern Gallery, Signs, New York

BQ Gallery, Big Shoes, Berlin

2012

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

2011

Galleri Nicolia Wallner, Insects, Copenhagen

Hayward Gallery, London

Yvon Lambert, Paris

Turku Art Museum, Animate, Turku

BQ Berlin, David Shrigley, Berlin

2010

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

2009

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

2008

BQ, Cologne

Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona

BAWAG Foundation, Vienna

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Baltic, Gateshead

CASM, Barcelona

2007

Stephen Friedman Gallery, I’Am Dead, London

CAB, Burgos, Spain

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Malmö Konsthall, Everything must have a Name, Malmö

2006

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

2005

BQ Galerie, Cologne

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2004

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Stephen Friedman, London

Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern

2003

Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

BQ Galerie, Cologne

Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich

2002

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan [cat.]

Camden Arts Centre, London

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2001

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

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

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2000Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
1999

Galerie 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

Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Photographers’ Gallery, London

1996Catalyst Arts, Belfast  
1995Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
  
Group Exhibitions (selection)
2017

Highlanes Gallery, Bristle: Hair & Hegemony, Drogheda

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

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

The Modern Institute, THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER, Glasgow

2016

Turner Contemporary, Seeimg Round Corners, Margate

2015

Albertina, Drawing Now: 2015, Vienna

2014

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

2013

Turner Prize 2013 – David ShrigleyEbrington, Derry~Londonderry

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

Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas show, Zürich

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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.]

2006

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

2005

MCA, Situation Comedy, Chicago [cat.]

MUHKA, Emotion Pictures, Antwerp [cat.]

Stephen Friedman Gallery, Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, London

2004

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

2003

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  
2002

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

2001

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.]

2000

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

1999

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 

1998

ICA, Surfacing, London [cat.]

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

Alexander & Bonin, Works on Paper, New York

Galleria SALES, Real Life, Rome

1997

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

1996

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.]  
1994

Galerie Campbells Occaisionally, Some of My Friends, Copenhagen

CCA, New Art in Scotland, Glasgow

1993Transmission Gallery, In Here, Glasgow
  
Animations (selection)
2010

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

BBC.co.uk/collective, 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, Channel4.com viro project
  
Awards
2006

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)