David Shrigley is included in the group exhibition, 'Lines from Scotland', touring from St Andrews Museum, Fife

9 November 2019
Lines from Scotland is a touring group exhibition that explores Scottish art through the work of three generations of Scottish artists. The show brings together work in a wide variety of media including animation, botanical drawing, landscape, portraiture and product design to reveal the diversity and constant evolution of the visual arts in Scotland. 

David Shrigley is included in 'Playmode' at MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal

11 September 2019
Playmode is a group exhibition at MAAT, Lisbon, which explores the connection between art and play as methods to promote new ways of seeing. The exhibition brings together artists including Brad Downey, Gabriel Orozco and Ana Vieira who employ games and play for evasion, subversion, criticism, and transformation.

Skip Gallery's Group Exhibition 'Look At This' goes on display at The Arts Building, Finsbury Park, London

5 September 2019
A unique group exhibition by Skip Gallery, Look At This sees Finsbury Park's Arts Building filled with skips, and eclectic works of art by contemporary artists. The exhibition is Skip Gallery's largest project to darte and includes work by Gavin Turk, Richard Woods, Paul Kindersley, Maja Djordjevic and David Shrigley.

Kindness: Prints and Drawings by David Shrigley at Newstead Abbey Historic House and Gardens, Nottinghamshire, UK

27 July 2019
Kindness is a solo exhibition of work by British artist David Shrigley at Newstead Abbey Historic House and Gardens, Nottinghamshire. Foregrounding Shrigley's deadpan, caustic humour, the exhibition includes prints and drawings that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions.

David Shrigley features in ‘Dog Show’ at Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK.

18 July 2019
For Dog Show, 14 cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks, with a little help from their human companions. Labradoodle Spencer who lives with Whitechapel curator Habda Rashid has picked a video work by David Shrigley, ‘Hello There'. 

David Shrigley features in ‘Stance and Fall: A Wavering World' at Museum Marta Herford, Germany

29 June 2019
This group exhibition at Museum of Marta Herford explores the human quest for orientation in a chaotic and hazardous world. Investigating our attempts to take a firm stance, the exhibition covers subjects from stark political positions that risk initiating societal dissolution, to the tumbling bodies of dancers and falling animals.

SKIP Gallery X Zembla presents ‘Have I Got Mud on My Trainers', featuring David Shrigley in Hawick, Scotland, UK

29 June 2019
Zembla presents a retrospective exhibition of Skip Gallery, Have I Got Mud on My Trainers, curated by BAKER & BOROWSKI, founders of SKIP Gallery. On display at the pop-up exhibition space Zembla, Hawick, the show is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

David Shrigley features in the group exhibition, '4 Bed Detached Home of Metal' at New Art Gallery, Walsall

22 June 2019
Contemporary art collides with metal culture in this unique exhibition created by artist Alan Kane, and commissioned as part of ‘Home of Metal'. For this exhibition, Kane conceives the galleries as a domestic space centred on a love of metal, in its material and musical forms. Conceived as a metal ‘lounge', the galleries that constitute this exhibition playfully confound notions of public and private space and expectations of scale, purpose and value.

David Shrigley: ‘Don't (No Lo Hagas)’ at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

22 June 2019
Don't (No Lo Hagas) is a solo exhibition by David Shrigley at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, organised in collaboration with Fundación Amparo y Manuel (AMMA). Encompassing a wide range of media, the exhibition important pieces from throughout the British artist's career.

'David Shrigley: To Be Of Use’ at Art Omi, Newmark Gallery, Ghent, New York, USA

25 May 2019
'To Be Of Use' is a characteristically playful solo exhibition by David Shrigley, now on view at Art Omi, New York. The presentation is comprised of practical objects, each with a twist that undermines its anticipated function. ‘Problem Guitars' (2017) consists of a set of instruments which can be played, but in an altered capacity. Meanwhile an oversized telephone allows visitors to make phone calls, but only if the receiver's number doesn't contain a zero. Each week during the exhibition, 'The Artist' (2014) (a Roomba outfitted with markers protruding from its nostrils) will produce a drawing to add to the display.

Join David Shrigley and Agricola Due Leoni for a signing-and-tasting session at Printed Matter, New York, USA

23 April 2019
Join David Shrigley and Italian olive oil producer, Agricola Due Leoni, in a signing-and-tasting session at Printed Matter, New York. In a wry look at the idea of extra “virgin” olive oil, Shrigley has created a witty label design for the award-winning Lazio-based producer. Agricola Due Leoni gives free range to artists to interpret the image of its organic, cold-pressed, primarily hand-harvested olive oil.

David Shrigley in 'The Stage is Yours' at Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

8 February 2019
For 'The Stage is Yours', the fourth-floor galleries of the Finnish National Gallery are filled with participatory and experiential artworks that underline the concepts of giving, hospitality, and togetherness. The five artists featured invite visitors to engage as more than just passive viewers - to speak, listen, draw, and perform. The exhibition includes David Shrigley's participatory artwork, Life Model II, 2016. 

Four of David Shrigley's films to Feature in Special Screening as Part of 'Scottish Animation: Abstraction & Experimentation’ at Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotland, UK

20 November 2018
Curated for Anim18 - a UK-wide celebration of British animation - by Ross Hogg, and marking the centenary of Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait, this programme showcases Scottish animations that play with the form and structure of filmmaking.

David Shrigley in ‘Imagine a World Where The Opposite of Light Is not Dark’ at the Zona Sztuki Aktualnej Gallery, Szczecin, Poland

11 October 2018
‘Imagine a world where the opposite is not dark' presents works in which light plays and central role. Exploring light as an abstract idea, a powerful resource and artistic tool, the exhibition includes an animation by David Shrigley, 'Light Switch', 2007.

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 at the Folkstone Triennial 2017, Folkstone, 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.

David Shrigley at Skip Gallery, Hoxton, London, UK

14 June 2017
'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, 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-tall woman.

'David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind' Travels to the Center for Contemporary Art, 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.

David Shrigley in 'People Never Notice Anything' at Guest Projects, London, UK

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, 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

6 October 2016
'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, UK

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 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, 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.

David Shrigley's 'Life Model II' Opens at The Rose Art Museum, 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.

David Shrigley 'Memorial' Installed on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, USA

8 September 2016
From 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, USA

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.

David Shrigley in 'Alice in Crisis' at Dio Horia Gallery, Mykanos, 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 strains of contemporary life.

David Shrigley and Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Found' at Foundling Museum, London, UK

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.

David Shrigley 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.

'David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind' a Major British Council Touring 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.

David Shrigley Features in 'Eyes on the Prize', a Major Turner Prize Touring 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.

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. 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 #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 rhythmic video editing through the twentieth century to the present day.

David Shrigley Features in Group Exhibition, 'Drawing Now: 2015', at the Albertina, Vienna, Austria

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 movements of the past ten years.

David Shrigley in the Film Sector at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA

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.

'David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing', a Major Survey Exhibition at the 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.

David Shrigley Commissioned for the Restaurant Sketch, London, UK

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, Germany

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.

David Shrigley is the Winner of 2016 Commission for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

7 February 2014
David Shigley's bronze sculpture ‘Really Good' will be 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-class contemporary artworks in the public realm. The award is one of the most famous world-class contemporary art prizes.

David Shrigley in 'Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection': a British Council Collection Tour of 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 the UK today, and the broadening definition of what art can be.

David Shrigley Shortlisted for Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

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, Boris Johnson, in early 2014. Their works will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

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 work in the twelve months preceding'.

David Shrigley Animations feature in 'Old School' 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 methods as much as the use of long-outdated technical tools and new interpretations of motifs taken from art of the past.

David Shrigley in 'The Hope of Wrecks' at Museum of St Albans & The Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, UK

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 personally and politically through art.

David Shrigley Participates 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.


David Shrigley in 'The Lightness of Being' at City Hall Park, New York, USA

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.

David Shrigley in 'The Cat Show' at White Columns, New York, USA

14 June 2013
David Shrigley features in '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 amok in a pussy playground designed by architects Gia Wolff and Freecell.

Animations by David Shrigley in 'Ordinary / Extra / Ordinary' at The Public, West Bromwich, UK

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.

'Bubblesplatz': David Shrigley makes Shrine to Michael Jackson's Monkey in Munich, Germany

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.

David Shrigley in 'SUPER Visions - Drawing and Being' at Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany.

17 February 2013
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 and observation, comics, films and the internet.

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.

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.

David Shrigley in 'Moral Holiday' at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

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.

David Shrigley Solo Presentation at Bradford 1 Gallery, UK

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.

David Shrigley in 'HOW ARE YOU FEELING?' At Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

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.

David Shrigley Inside Ron Arad's '720 Degrees' at Israel Museum, London, UK

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.

David Shrigley in 'Doug Fishbone and Friends: Adventureland Golf' at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

11 August 2012
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, UK

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!).

David Shigley: A Solo Exhibition at Mumbai Art Room, Maharashtra, India

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

David Shrigley 'Brain Activity' Touring to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, USA

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.

David Shrigley Supports Christian Aid Week with 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.

David Shrigley in 'Parliament of Lines' at Edinburgh City Art Centre, Scotland, UK

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 Frei, Euan Gray, Sam Griffin, Marie Harnett, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, Andrew MacKenzie, Graeme Todd and Ainslie Yule. Shrigley will be showing three animations. The exhibition runs from 5 May until 8 July 2012.

David Shrigley in 'Brain Activity' at Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1 February 2012
This exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, his first major survey show in London, will cover the full range of Shrigley's diverse practice. This extends far beyond drawing to include photography, books, sculpture, animation, painting and music. Spanning the upper galleries of the Hayward Gallery, the show will also include new artwork and site specific installations.


David Shrigley 'Sort-of' Opera 'Pass the Spoon' at Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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.

'Animate' Exhibition series at Turku Art Museum Presents Animations by David Shrigley, Turku, Finland

10 June 2011
Turku Art Museum presents a selection of David Shrigley's hand-drawn black-and-white animations from recent years. The total duration of the films is just under half an hour. Shrigley's pieces are snappily humorous, yet they often contain candid truths. The works arise from the artist's curiosity. The question seems to hover in the air: What if...?

David Shrigley at M - Museum Leuven, Belgium

17 December 2010
The exhibition at M presents a selection of drawings, animated films and sculptures, including 'The Ostrich' and 'Two Worlds'. Especially for M, David Shrigley is making a new installation on location. Not much is known about it yet, but it will undoubtedly be incredibly funny! Shrigley's books, postcards, t-shirts and other gadgets, such as his plectrums, are very popular. You will find an extensive selection in the M-shop and at the comic book shop Het Besloten Land.

David Shrigley Tattoos Visitors to Solo Project for Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

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.

David Shrigley: A Solo Presentation for Stephen Friedman Gallery at Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

14 October 2010
Shrigley will transform the gallery's stand, erecting a three metre high metal fence around sections of its perimeter. Cage, or jail-like in form, the gridded fence will limit access to the commercial activity normally contained within the space. Viewers seeking to enter will be forced to stoop down and pass through a child-sized gate. Displayed within are both works on paper and new sculptures, emblematic of Shrigley's unique sense of the absurd. From a taxidermy puppy holding up a sign which reads ‘I'm Dead' to a freakishly long bronze finger, the artist proffers a witty commentary on everyday life, death and all that falls in between.