david shrigley in ‘imagine a world where the opposite of light is not dark’ at the zona sztuki aktualnej gallery, szczecin, poland
david shrigley, 'exhibition of inflatable swan things', spritmuseum, stockholm, swedenInitiated 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
‘david shrigley: laughterhouse’ at deste foundation project space, hydra, greece
david shrigley guest director at brighton festival 2018
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
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
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
david shrigley at the folkstone triennial 2017, folkstone, kent, UKDavid 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.
david shrigley at skip gallery, hoxton, london, UK'Look at This' in Hoxton Square is exhibited in the recently opened 'Skip Gallery' - a roving gallery space 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.
david shrigley's 'life model ii' in 'participation as an artistic principle' at museum morsbroich, leverkusen, germanyThis 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-tall woman.
'david shrigley: lose your mind' travels to the center for contemporary art, christchurch, new zealandDavid 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.
david shrigley in 'people never notice anything' at guest projects, london, UKThe 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, music), to have access to a free project space for 1 month.
'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. Other prominent pieces include 'Beginning, Middle and End', 2009, a sprawling clay work which will spread throughout the gallery space. The exhibition will also present Shrigley's acclaimed animated films and drawings.
david shrigley's fourth plinth commission, 'really good' unveiled at trafalgar square, london, UKCommissioned 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 the first major public art commission to be unveiled under the auspices of the new Mayor for London Sadiq Khan.
david shrigley and yinka shonibare MBE at 'printemps de septembre' festival in toulouse, franceThe 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.
david shrigley's 'life model ii' opens at the rose art museum, massachusetts, USAScottish 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.
david shrigley 'memorial' installed on the doris c. freedman plaza, central park, new york, USAFrom 8 September New Yorkers will be able to enjoy a new, large-scale public artwork by British artist David Shrigley. Best known for his hilarious - and multidisciplinary - riffs on everyday thoughts and occurrences, Shrigley will create a piece titled MEMORIAL, which will consist of a 17-foot-tall shopping list.
david shrigley finalist in prix canson 2016 drawing prize at the drawing center, new york, USAThe 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.
david shrigley in 'alice in crisis' at dio horia gallery, mykanos, greeceDavid 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 strains of contemporary life.
david shrigley and yinka shonibare MBE in 'found' at foundling museum, london, UKFor 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.
david shrigley in 'takashi murakami's superflat collection' at yokohama museum of art, japanThis 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.
'david shrigley: lose your mind' a major british council touring exhibitionDavid 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.
david shrigley features in 'eyes on the prize', a major turner prize touring exhibitionDavid 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.
david shrigley invited to design football mascotDavid 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.
david shrigley included in 'art unlimited', basel 2015David 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. Provided with traditional life drawing materials, visitors are invited to draw this oddly shaped model whose stance mimics the stance of Donatello's Renaissance depiction of ‘David', and occasionally urinates in a bucket.
david shrigley features in the draf curators' series, edition #8David 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 rhythmic video editing through the twentieth century to the present day.
david shrigley features in group exhibition, 'drawing now: 2015', at the albertina, vienna, austriaDavid 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 movements of the past ten years.
david shrigley in the film sector at art basel miami beach, miami, USATwo 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.
'david shrigley: life and life drawing', a major survey exhibition at the national gallery of victoria, australiaNational 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.
david shrigley commissioned for the restaurant sketch, london, UKShrigley 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, germanyThe 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.
david shrigley is the winner of the 2016 commission for the fourth plinth
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
david shrigley shortlisted for the fourth plinth commission
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
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
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'
david shrigley takes part in contour 2013 - the 6th biennial of moving image, 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
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
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
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
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
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
david shrigley in 'homelands', a british council touring exhibition in india
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
david shrigley solo exhibition at bradford 1 gallery
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
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
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
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
david shrigley solo exhibition at mumbai art room
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
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
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
david shrigley 'brain activity' at the hayward gallery
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
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
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
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
There are also a selection of images of the bespoke tattoos and their owners, in the gallery section.
david shrigley at frieze art fair
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...