David Shrigley

Born: 1968

Hometown: Macclesfield, England

Lives and Works: Glasgow, Scotland

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Education: BFA, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 1991

David Shrigley Bio

About The Artist

David Shrigley is an artist and illustrator best known for his mordantly humorous cartoons. Self-branded as an outsider in the art world, Shrigley is known for making flat compositions that take on the inconsequential, the bizarre, and the disquieting elements of everyday life. Like the musings of a very wise child displaying the wit and humor of a seasoned observer of the adult world, his illustrations feature crossed-out words, scribbled, uneven lines, and darkly funny aphorisms about the world.

In recent years, Shrigley has expanded his practice to include filmmaking. He directed the video for indie-king Bonnie "Prince" Billy's song Agnes, Queen of Sorrow and co-directed an animated film with award-winning director Chris Shepherd based on Shrigley's book Who I Am and What I Want. A weekly contributor of cartoons to the Guardian Weekend magazine, he released his first spoken-word album Shrigley Forced to Speak With Others in 2006, which was followed by a double-CD of artists, including David Byrne, Islands, and Grizzly Bear, who put Shrigley's book Worried Noodles to music.


Shrigley's work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2013, he was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize for his solo show David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery in London. 


Click here to read our interview with David Shrigley about his funny way of making art.

David Shrigley Gallery Art

Galleries

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

David Shrigley Permanent Collections

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Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The British Council, London, England
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

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