david shrigley, 'exhibition of inflatable swan things', spritmuseum, stockholm, sweden

27 September 2018
Initiated by Andy Warhol in 1989, the Spritmuseum permanent collection consists of some 850 artworks by 550 artists from around the world. Every autumn, the museum hosts a solo show by one of the artists represented in the Absolut Art Collection. This year, the museum presents, the ‘Exhibition of Giant Inflatable Swan-things'. David Shrigley's first exhibition in Sweden, the show features the artist's characteristically humorous distortions of the everyday.

'david shrigley: lose your mind’ travels to power station of art, shanghai, china

8 September 2018
David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in Shanghai having travelled from: Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan; Centre For Contemporary Art in Christchurch, New Zealand; Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile; and the Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico where it originally opened in November 2015.

‘david shrigley: laughterhouse’ at deste foundation project space, hydra, greece

19 June 2018
David Shrigley's new doucmentary 'Laughterhouse' is presented at Slaughterhouse, the Deste Foundation Project Space in Hydra, Greece. Animal slaughter and vegetarianism are spotlit in this film about goats whose cries sound like those of human beings. The contradiction between the comedy of the film and the history of the space is the motivation behind this artwork.

david shrigley guest director at brighton festival 2018

5 May 2018
Brighton Festival 2018 Guest Director David Shrigley brings his large-scale installation 'Life Model II', alongside a selection of his animated films, to Fabrica Gallery in Brighton.

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Festival says: "Like Brighton Festival, David Shrigley's work is for everyone. Both powerful and funny, his work manages to navigate ‘high' and ‘low' art and speak to an incredibly wide audience."

david shrigley in ‘sweat & tears’ at animationsfilmfest, frankfurt, germany

26 January 2018
Animationsfilmfest presents its inaugural exhibition 'Sweat & Tears', an uncovering of the best independent animation and short film from the last decade.

Initiated by the Saasfee* Pavilion in Frankfurt, it includes an animation by David Shrigley whose digital animations demonstrate what the artist calls ‘the economy of telling stories', delivering a deftly crafted mix of dark and light through the simplest of forms.

david shrigley at sketch london

18 January 2018
Sketch in London launches a new installation of work by David Shrigley. Following his highly acclaimed presentation of drawings which first opened in 2014, this new iteration features over one hundred unique oil bar and acrylic works on paper.

Shrigley has also designed a limited edition set of ceramic tableware, manufactured by British heritage brand Caverswall. The tableware features Shrigley's distinctive mordant drawings and texts, with inspiration drawn from the...

'david shrigley: lose your mind' travels to art tower mito, tokyo, japan

14 October 2017
David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in Tokyo having travelled from: Centre For Contemporary Art in Christchurch, New Zealand; Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile; and the Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico where it originally opened in November 2015.

david shrigley in the folkestone triennial 2017, folkestone, kent, UK

2 September 2017
David Shrigley is one of the commissioned artists at the fourth edition of the Folkestone Triennial. The curator Lewis Biggs invites artists to respond to the theme of double edge, described as a further inquiry into "sense of place" first explored in the 2014 Triennial.

Shrigley's proposal is to take a piece of ‘heritage' appreciated by visitors and re-produce it as a signifier of creativity. The artwork plays with a number of ...

david shrigley at skip gallery in hoxton, london

14 June 2017
David Shrigley has unveiled a public sculpture in a skip on Hoxton Square. Look at This is exhibited in the recently opened Skip Gallery, a yellow skip placed on the road in the square, co-founded by Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski. On meeting David, Lee says his "irreverent and absurdist attitude seemed to fit perfectly with the ethos of Skip". A set of metal letters in David's idiosyncratic writing style stand at the centre of the skip.

14 - 25 June


david shrigley’s ‘life model ii’ in ‘participation as an artistic principle’ at museum morsbroich, leverkusen, germany

21 May 2017
This exhibition at Museum Morsbroich looks at the audience and their role in the creative process of a work of art. It features ‘Life Model II' where David Shrigley plays on the tradition of life drawing classes, transforming the gallery into a classroom and viewers into participants. Visitors may sit, observe, and draw from the artist's caricatured sculpture of a nine-foot-t...

'david shrigley: lose your mind' travels to centre for contemporary art in christchurch, new zealand

11 March 2017
David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in New Zealand having travelled from: Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile; and the Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico where it originally opened in November 2015.

The exhibition has been curated by Katrina Schwarz of the British Council.

‘David Shri...

david shrigley in ‘people never notice anything’ at guest projects, london

6 January 2017
The exhibition ‘People never notice anything' is a culmination of work for the Broken Grey Wires project, a contemporary art organisation responding to and exploring mental health, philosophy, psychology and everything in between. The exhibition takes place at Guest Projects, an initiative conceived by Shonibare Studio to offer the opportunity for artistic practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, mus...

‘david shrigley: lose your mind’ travels to storage by hyundai card, seoul, korea

6 October 2016
The major British Council international touring exhibition 'David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind' travels to Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea.

Lose Your Mind highlights the breadth of Shrigley's practice and features important works such as his taxidermy pieces such as ‘Ostrich', 2009, which was acquired by the collection of the British Council. Other prominent pieces include 'Beginning, Middle and End', 2009, a s...

david shrigley’s fourth plinth commission ‘really good’ unveiled on trafalgar square, london

29 September 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce the unveiling of ‘Really Good', David Shrigley's winning commission for the Fourth Plinth. The unveiling will take place on Trafalgar Square on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Programme, 'Really Good' is the eleventh sculpture to stand on Trafalgar Square's celebrated plinth, and will be th...

david shrigley and yinka shonibare MBE at ‘printemps de septembre' festival in toulouse, france

23 September 2016
The Printemps de Septembre (Spring in September) returns this year after a three year hiatus to Toulouse in Southern France. The festival, which was recently redefined as a Biennal by founder Marie-Thérèse Perrin, takes place throughout the city with a programme of exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances.

In partnership with the Higher Institute of Arts Toulouse, David Shrigley has designe...

david shrigley’s ‘life model ii’ opens at the rose art museum in massachusetts, USA

11 September 2016
Scottish artist David Shrigley plays on the age-old tradition of life drawing classes, transforming the gallery into a classroom and viewers into participants. Visitors may sit, observe, and draw from the artist's caricatured sculpture of a nine-foot-tall woman.

‘Life Model II' will be on display at The Rose Art Museum's Lower Rose Gallery from 11 September - 11 December 2016.

David Shrigley at The Rose Art ...

david shrigley ‘memorial’ installed on the doris c. freedman plaza in central park, new york

8 September 2016
From 8 September New Yorkers will be able to enjoy a new, large-scale public artwork by British artist David Shrigley.

Shrigley is an artist best known for his hilarious - and multidisciplinary - riffs on everyday thoughts and occurrences, and so, in his typical whimsical style Shrigley will create a piece titled MEMORIAL, which will consist of a 17-foot-tall shopping list.

The granite sculpture - whic...

david shrigley finalist in prix canson 2016 drawing prize at the drawing center, new york

22 June 2016
The Prix Canson, one of the most prestigious annual drawing prizes in the world, is partnering with The Drawing Center to exhibit the works of their 2016 finalists from June 22 through July 1, 2016. Canson® and The Drawing Center are linked by their shared passion for drawing and by their ambition to promote art to wide and diverse audiences. Past Prix Canson exhibitions have been held in major museums and galler...

david shrigley in ‘alice in crisis’ at dio horia gallery, mykonos, greece

27 May 2016
David Shrigley partakes in a unique group show which takes the form of an 'Alice in Wonderland styled' crisis escape town that is populated by anthropomorphic creatures, rabbit holes, peculiar airplanes, nonsense balloons and so on. The aim of the show is to put emphasis on the small occurrences where ideas, actions and various forms of pleasurable releases occur, even in times where people are subjected to the pressures and ...

david shrigley and yinka shonibare MBE in ‘found’ at foundling museum, london

27 May 2016
For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found', reflecting on the Museum's heritage. Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, the exhibition will unfold throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. Parker's in...

david shrigley and yoshitomo nara in ‘takashi murakami’s superflat collection’ at yokohama museum of art, japan

30 January 2016
This exhibition is the first large-scale public showing of the renowned contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's private collection. Centred around contemporary art, the collection and exhibition includes David Shrigley's ‘Life Model', 2012 and Yoshitomo Nara's 'Light My Fire', 2001.

Murakami (b. 1962) received the first Ph.D in Nihonga to be granted by the Tokyo University o...

'david shrigley: lose your mind’, a major british council touring international exhibition

26 November 2015
David Shrigley is the subject of a major touring British Council international exhibition titled ‘Lose Your Mind'. The exhibition which forms part of the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2015 will open at the Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico on 26 November 2015.

The exhibition will highlight the breadth of Shrigley's practice and will feature important works such as his well-known and d...

david shrigley in touring turner prize exhibition

21 August 2015

David Shrigley has a selection of works included in the group exhibition ‘Eyes on the Prize', hosted by The Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh in association with Tramway, Glasgow. The exhibition features works by contemporary Scottish artists who have previously been nominated for the Turner Prize. It will be launched during the Edinburgh Art Festival on 21 August and then tour around Scotland to various locations until early December 2015.

The featured ...

david shrigley invited to design football mascot

20 August 2015
David Shrigley has been invited to design a football mascot for football club Patrick Thistle. The monobrowed mascot is called Kingsley and was born when the artist met Mike Wilkins, the managing member of Kingsford Capital Management, the Californian hedge fund that sponsors Partick Thistle. Shrigley agreed to design a new version of Kingsford's "boring corporate logo" - a rising sun - for the Jags.

Shrigley calls non-sectarian Partick Thistle "the thinking football fan's choice", and reels off a list of Glaswegian artists who are regulars at Firhill stadium: "We're a very literate group of fans, unlike the riff-raff who go to the other Glasgow teams."

david shrigley included in art unlimited, basel, 2015

18 June 2015
David Shrigley's Turner Prize 2013 installation, ‘Life Model', will feature in Art Unlimited at Basel 2015. It is a three metre high sculpture of a naked male model set in a traditional life class drawing room. His youthful features and body are comically disproportioned with over-sized ears and a pointy nose. Standing still on a plinth, his beady eyes occasionally blink with innocent movement and he periodically ‘urinates' into a tin bucket near h...

david shrigley in draf curators' series edition #8

5 June 2015
David Shrigley is included in 'All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm', the eighth edition of the DRAF Curators' Series. The guest curator is Christine Eyene who for this edition presents original research into rhythmic sources in performative, material and immaterial productions within African traditional and contemporary cultures. This first exploration of this essential lineage encompasses dance, avant-garde composition, popular music and subcultures and ...

david shrigley in group exhibition ‘drawing now: 2015’ at the albertina in vienna

29 May 2015
David Shrigley has work included in the group exhibition Drawing Now: 2015 at the Albertina in Vienna. Forty years after Drawing Now, the legendary exhibition mounted jointly with the MoMA in New York, 2015 will see the Albertina once again attempt to take stock of what drawing means or can mean today. In the present showing, selected works by 36 international artists and artist groups turn the spotlight on relevant m...

david shrigley in the film sector at art basel miami beach

3 December 2014
Two film works by David Shrigley will be included in the Short Film Program at this year's Art Basel Miami Beach. Selected by David Gryn, Director of Artprojx, London, the Film sector includes over 80 works by some of today's most exciting artists from Latin America, the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond.

Film presents works in both the outdoor setting of New World Center's SoundScape Park and on six touch-screen monitors within the ne...

david shrigley in major survey exhibition at national gallery of victoria, australia

14 November 2014
National Gallery of Victoria presents 'David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing', the first major survey exhibition in Australia for the internationally renowned Glasgow-based artist. Consisting of new and recent work the exhibition encompasses drawings, paintings, sculpture, animated videos, artist books, and a major new commission for NGV International's Waterwall titled General Store.

Shrigley has developed a cult...

david shrigley at sketch london

6 June 2014
Shrigley has also designed a limited edition set of new ceramic tableware, manufactured by British heritage brand Caverswall. The tableware features Shrigley's distinctive mordant drawings and texts, with inspiration drawn from the cuisine of Master Chef's Pierre Gagnaire.

david shrigley solo exhibition at pinakothek der moderne, munich

11 April 2014
The exhibition at the Pinakothek der Moderne is David Shrigley's first major solo show in a German museum.

Some 130 works on paper in a variety of techniques and formats clearly illustrate the spectrum covered by his drawings. Many of the works exhibited have been created especially for this exhibition, including several in a large format more than two metres high.

An empty plinth stands at the centre of the conceptual installation The ...

david shrigley is the winner of the 2016 commission for the fourth plinth

7 February 2014

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce that David Shrigley is the winner of the 2016 commission for the Fourth Plinth. His bronze sculpture ‘Really Good' will follow the current and next commission, being unveiled in Trafalgar Square, London, in July 2016.

Since 1999, the Fourth Plinth commissions in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square are recognised internationally as leading the field in presenting world-cla...

david shrigley in british council collection tour across japan

18 January 2014
David Shrigley is included in a British Council Collection tour of Japan. 'Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection' explores more than 115 artworks by approximately 30 British artists who came into prominence from the 1990s onwards, including emerging artists of the present. Covering a striking array of themes, ideas and materials, the selection of works reflect the multifarious nature of contemporary art in...

david shrigley shortlisted for the fourth plinth commission

6 January 2014
Over the past seven years the Fourth Plinth in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square has become home to some of the world's most innovative artworks. This year, David Shrigley is one of the six artists included on the shortlist for the Fourth Plinth commission 2015/2016.

Two artists from the shortlist will be selected by a panel of experts chaired by writer Ekow Eshun. The two selected artists will be announced by the Mayor of London, Bor...

david shrigley nominated for the 2013 turner prize

2 December 2013
Gallery artist David Shrigley has been nominated for the 2013 Turner Prize. Born in 1968, Shrigley is nominated for his mid-career retrospective, 'Brain Activity', held at the Hayward Gallery, London in early 2012

The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art. It is awarded each year to ‘a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their ...

david shrigley animations in group exhibition at kunsthalle zu kiel, kiel, germany

27 September 2013
Gallery artist and Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley has two animated videos on display at Old School, a group exhibition at Kunsthalle zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany.

Old School looks at how art, as well as other areas of life, is returning to old techniques and technologies as well as the visual effects and appearances of the past. The range of exhibits includes miniature paintings and traditional paint production me...

david shrigley's in group exhibition 'the hope of wrecks'

13 September 2013
David Shrigley's early photographs will featute in a group exhibition at the Museum of St Albans & The Art and Design Gallery, The University of Hertfordshire. Curated by Andrew Marsh and Simon Hollington, the exhibition 'The Hope of Wrecks' is a play on the title of the seminal Germanic romantic painting, The Wreck of Hope by Casper David Friedrich. The exhibition investigates how contemporary artists address the term ‘Hope’ both personal...

david shrigley takes part in contour 2013 - the 6th biennial of moving image, belgium

24 August 2013
Contour presents artists working with film, video and installation in special locations in the city of Mechelen, Belgium.

Contour 2013, the 6th Biennial of Moving Image, bears the mark of the Danish curator Jacob Fabricius. Under the title ‘Leisure, Discipline and Punishment', he examines social roles and relations within society.

The sixth edition of Contour will take place at a limited number of exhibition venues...

david shrigley in group show 'lightness of being' at city hall park, new york

25 July 2013
Twelve sculptures by twelve different artists, including gallery artist David Shrigley, will be on display at City Hall Park this summer in a show called 'The Lightness of Being'.

An approach to artmaking that combines visual wit and material sensibility is central to the whimsical spirit of the exhibition. This sensibility can be seen both through the brightly colored, inverted pear-shaped forms of Franz West's untitled lat...

david shrigley in group exhibition 'the cat show' at white columns, new york

14 June 2013
Gallery artist David Shrigley features work at a group exhibition 'The Cat Show' at White Columns, New York. The exhibition celebrates cats of all shapes, sizes and subjectivities with work by over 50 artists.

The exhibition was conceived and organised by writer Rhonda Lieberman. The centerpiece is 'The Cats-in-Residence Program' where cats, up for adoption from a local Animal Rescue Centre, lounge on feline fine art and run ...

david shrigley animations in group show at the public, west bromwich

15 May 2013
2013 Turner Prize nominee, David Shrigley, is perhaps best known for his humorous drawings and hand written texts that make witty and wry observations on the human condition. Shrigley is also an accomplished animator and three of his animations are included in the group exhibition Ordinary / Extra / Ordinary at The Public, West Bromwich.

The three animations on show are Light Switch, in which a figure endlessly flips a light switch on...

bubblesplatz: david shrigley makes shrine to michael jackson’s monkey in munich

16 April 2013
As part of Elmgreen & Dragset's public art project 'A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich,' gallery artist David Shrigley has created a monument to Michael Jackson's former pet-chimp, Bubbles.

Most widely known for his naïve, cartoon-like drawings, Shrigley has taken over Promenadeplatz's statue of Max II Emanual, plastering its base with photos and drawings of Bubbles as well as writings and fan art made for t...

david shrigley in group exhibition at museum schloss moyland, germany

17 February 2013
Gallery artist David Shrigley and four other artists are exhibiting in 'SUPER Visions - Drawing and Being' an exhibition at Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany. The show focuses on drawing as a practice central to those artists involved.

To these artists, drawings means giving free reign to their imagination and telling stories in very different ways, but always with humour. Impulses for their work derive from everyday experience an...

david shrigley in 'the roving eye: aura and the contemporary portrait' at oakland university art gallery, michigan, USA

12 January 2013
This exhibition, featuring gallery artist David Shrigley, explores the work of international contemporary artists fixated with portraiture. It considers: the sitter, the artist and, you, the viewer. It proposes to facilitate a fresh look at portraiture, to re-evaluate and reclaim it as a practice central to the artist rather than the amateur. In this context the artist is the o...

david shrigley in 'homelands', a british council touring exhibition in india

1 January 2013
One of the year's most anticipated exhibitions opens in 4 cities across India in 2013, ‘Homelands' includes works by twenty-eight of the world's leading contemporary artists from the renowned British Council Collection, including gallery artist David Shrigley.

The other participating artists are:
Angus Boulton, Fabien Cappello, Lisa Cheung, Nathan Coley, Jeremy Deller, Suki Dhanda, Jimmie Durham, Paul Graham, Graham Gussin, ...

david shrigley in 'moral holiday' at northern gallery for contemporary art, sunderland

26 October 2012
'Moral Holiday' presents the work of two generations of artists who have created works largely in lens-based media from still photographs to film or video. All stage what might be called 'thought experiments' that query the existing moral order, and dramatise ethical quandaries by inverting social norms or expectations. The exhibition brings together seminal works by radical artists who came to prominence in the ...

david shrigley solo exhibition at bradford 1 gallery

19 October 2012
An exhibition of drawings, and a series of monoprints previously unseen in a public gallery, by the artist David Shrigley.

Described by one writer as an ‘artistic comedy mind at odds with the machinations of accepted convention' David Shrigley is known for his instantly recognisable crude drawing style and his often humorous, frequently satirical observations.

Immensely popular, Shrigley has had many books of his work published and recently had a...

david shrigley 'how are you feeling' at the cornerhouse, manchester

6 October 2012
The Cornerhouse is presenting a major exhibition of new and recent work by acclaimed artist David Shrigley.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING? features a range of drawings, paintings, sculpture and never-seen-before live performance. Taking you on a skewed, cathartic journey through the clever, amusing and raw world of David Shrigley, this extraordinary exhibition offers an unequalled, live and interactive experience.

‘How Are You Feeling?' is a ...

david shrigley inside ron arad's '720 degrees' at the israel museum

16 August 2012
Films by gallery artist David Shrigley will be shown in '720 Degrees', the stunning and much-talked about installation by designer, artist, and architect Ron Arad, installed for three weeks in the Israel Museum‘s Art Garden, side-by-side with works by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Micha Ullman.

An installation of monumental proportions, '720 Degrees' is composed of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from a height of 8 meters to form a p...

david shrigley in 'doug fishbone and friends adventureland golf' at grundy art gallery, blackpool

11 August 2012
What better place for a crazy golf course than the seaside? In this year of record breaking rainfall, what better place to play than indoors? And in this year of great British sport, when better to play!

Grundy Art Gallery has teamed up with London-based American artist Doug Fishbone and the Nova Festival of Arts and Music to host 'Doug Fishbone and Friends Adventureland Golf' for this summer and autumn...

david shrigley in 'what are you like?' at the holburne museum, bath

21 July 2012
Based on a Victorian parlour game, the exhibition invited 45 people in the public eye to create a self-revealing artwork by illustrating 8 of their favourite things from a list of 12: their favourite animal, book, item of clothing, comfort, food, pastime, place, possession, music, shoes, weather or pet aversion (the thing they love to hate!) The result is a delightfully idiosyncratic exhibition, organised by the House of Illustration,...

david shrigley solo exhibition at mumbai art room

13 July 2012
David Shrigley is known for the sardonic humour he brings to his drawings, animations and sculptures. In the debut display of his work in India, the Mumbai Art Room presents 15 drawings on loan from Stephen Friedman Gallery.

The Mumbai Art Room is registered public charitable trust that exhibits contemporary art, design, and visual culture from India and foreign countries, this organization provides a non-commercial platform for artistic and curatorial...

david shrigley 'brain activity' touring to yerba buena center for the arts, san francisco

22 June 2012
After its very successful run at the Hayward Gallery in London, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is the U.S. venue presenting 'David Shrigley: Brain Activity'.

The eclectic show opens at YBCA on Friday 22 June 2012 and runs until Saturday 23 September 2012. The Opening Night Party will also be held on 22 June 2012.

The work of David Shrigley effortlessly infuses a comedic sensibility into a seriou...

david shrigley supporting christian aid week with his wellies

14 May 2012
David Shrigley, Jessie J, Tali Lennox and Alan Titchmarsh  are among a host of famous names who have used their creative talents to support this year's Christian Aid Week. Over 15 stars have customised gardening tools, which will be displayed in a Soho pop-up shop from 14 - 19 May and auctioned at www.ebay.co.uk/christianaid. David Shrigley will be donating his wellies.

The theme of the fundraising week is ‘give the tools to help people in ...

david shrigley in 'a parliament of lines' at edinburgh city art centre

5 May 2012
Gallery artist David Shrigley will be exhibiting in 'A Parliament of Lines' at Edinburgh City Arts Centre as one of fifteen contemporary Scottish artists (or those who have been through the Scottish education system), most working at an international level, and all of whom use drawing as an important element in their practice. The other artists are: Charles Avery, Paul Chiappe, Layla Curtis, Nathalie De Briey, Moyna Flannigan, Luca F...

david shrigley 'brain activity' at the hayward gallery

1 February 2012
British artist David Shrigley is best known for his humourous drawings that make witty and wry observations on everyday life.

Trained as a fine artist, his deliberately crude graphic style gives his work an immediate and accessible appeal, while simultaneously offering insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships.

This exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, his first major survey show in London, will cover the full range of Shrig...

david shrigley 'sort-of' opera 'pass the spoon' at the tramway, glasgow

17 November 2011
The Tramway, Glasgow is holding the world premiere of a spectacular new performance from the minds of hugely popular visual artist David Shrigley, award-winning composer David Fennessy and acclaimed director Nicholas Bone, featuring a live music played by the Red Note Ensemble.

Pass the Spoon is the latest show from Magnetic North (the company behind two sell-out national tours of Walden) and is the recipient of a prestigious ...

david shrigley at turku art museum

10 June 2011
Animate exhibition series at Turku Art Museum presents animations by the British artist David Shrigley. Opening on Thursday, 9 June 2011, from 6-8 pm. The artist will be present.

In Laundry (2006, 2:44 min) a man takes a horse to a laundry and turns on the washer - with the horse inside! The march music in New Friends (2006, 1:20 min) creates a sober and dignified mood. Everyone in the marching line is identical, until the inevitable happens. In The Door (2007, 3:07 m...

david shrigley at m - museum leuven

17 December 2010
"I am not very good at drawing women, so I end up drawing a lot of deformed men."

David Shrigley (1968, England) lives and works in Glasgow. He has been exhibiting his work across the world since his graduation from the Glasgow School of Art in 1991. He publishes his drawings in both postcard books and major art publications. In addition to his drawings, he also creates an enormous number of sculptures, photographic work and animation films. The starting point of...

david shrigley tattoos

19 October 2010
As part of David Shrigley's specially commissioned solo project at Frieze Art Fair, the artist tattooed willing visitors to the gallery's stand.  To view footage of the event, please click here

There are also a selection of images of the bespoke tattoos and their owners, in the gallery section.

david shrigley at frieze art fair

14 October 2010
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce its Frieze 2010 presentation: a solo exhibition of work by acclaimed British artist David Shrigley.

Shrigley's iconic aesthetic is recognised on a global scale. His humorous line and text drawings, for which he is most widely known, are at once both celebratory and derisive, seeking to explore everything from the mundane to the sublime.

For his Frieze presentation, Shrigley will transform the gallery's stand, erecti...