1968

born in Macclesfield, England

1988–1991

Glasgow School of Art 

Lives and works in Glasgow

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

 

2019

Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens, Kindness: Prints & Drawings by David Shrigley, Nottinghamshire
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Don`t (No Lo Hagas), Mexico City
Anton Kern Gallery, Fluff Wars, New York
Art Omi, To Be of Use, Ghent, New York
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Exhibition of giant inflatable swan-things and other things, Copenhagen

2018

DESTE Foundation Project Space, Laughterhouse, Hydra

2017

Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind, Mito, Japan
Yumiko Chiba Associates, New Drawings, Tokyo
Skip Gallery, London
Hall Art Foundation, Reading
CoCA, Lose Your Mind, Christchurch

2016

Stephen Friedman Gallery, David Shrigley. Drawings and Paintings, London
BQ Gallery, 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, NYC
Baltic, Gateshead, UK
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, Sweden

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

2000

Galleri 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

1996

Catalyst Arts, Belfast

1995

Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 

2019

MAAT, Playmode, Lisbon
Southwark Park Galleries, Dog Show: Contemporary Art. Dog Show: Contemporary Art. Chosen by Dogs. For Dogs and Humans, London
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

2017

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

2016

Turner Contemporary, Seeing Rund 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, Ebrington, Northern Ireland
Museum Schloss Moyland, SUPER Visions – Zeichnen und Sein, Bedburg-Hau

2012

Museum Ludwig, Ein Wunsch bleibt immer übrig – Kaspar König zieht Bilanz, Köln
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Zoo, Montreal, Canada
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, Köln

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

1995

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

1994

Galerie Campbells Occaisionally, Some of My Friends, Copenhagen
CCA, New Art in Scotland, Glasgow

1992

Transmission 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

2005

Who 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

2003

Blur, Good Song, promo (coll. Shynola)

2002

What Happens After You’re Dead, Channel4.com viro project

 

Awards

  

2020

OBE Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Visual Arts

2016

Really Good, Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square, London

2013

Nominee for the 2013 Tuner Prize, London

2011

High Line Art (commissioned billboard), New York

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)

 

Public Collections

 
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut
Art Instiute of Chicago, Illinois
The British Council, London
Center of Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Tate Britain, London
Collection Lambert, Paris
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Thyssen-Bornemisza Contempor
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough
Cal Cego Collection de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona