David Shrigley was born in 1968 in Macclesfield, UK. He is based in Brighton, UK. Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. Whilst drawing is at the centre of his practice, the artist also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music. Shrigley consistently seeks to widen his public by operating outside the gallery sphere through activities such as artist publications and collaborative music projects.
Shrigley was a Turner Prize nominee in 2013, following his major mid-career retrospective Brain Activity at Hayward Gallery in London. In September 2016 his monumental sculpture ‘Really Good' was unveiled in Trafalgar Square in London for the Fourth Plinth Commission. From 2015 to 2018 the British Council-organised solo exhibition Lose Your Mind travelled to six venues, including Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China; Storage by Hyundai Card, Seoul, South Korea and Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico. Also in 2018 Shrigley was appointed Guest Director of Brighton Festival in Brighton, UK. The artist currently has an ongoing presentation in the Gallery at Sketch in London as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants.