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b. 1968, United Kingdom

David Shrigley Biography

British artist David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. His quick-witted drawings, animations and texts feature deadpan humour and capture child-like views of the world. Shrigley also works in sculpture, installation, painting, photography and music. David Shrigley was born in 1968 in Macclesfield, England. He studied fine art at Glasgow School of Art from 1988 to 1991. His drawings have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as Esquire (Japan), Donna (Italy), Arena (UK), The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France), Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) and The New York Times (US). He has also produced animated pop promos for Blur and Bonnie Prince Billy and has produced album artwork for artists such as Deerhoof and Malcolm Middleton. 
 
 

David Shrigley Featured Artworks

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I would like to write on your walls by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyI would like to write on your walls, 2020Screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized 400gsm paper
76 x 56 cm
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Don't make wild promises which you can't keep by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyDon't make wild promises which you can't keep, 2004Offset lithograph on archival paper
58 x 40 cm
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You are not alone by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyYou are not alone, 2014Linocut on wove paper
39 x 21 cm
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Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018Screenprint
75 x 56 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Untitled by David Shrigley contemporary artwork
David ShrigleyUntitled, 2018Acrylic on paper
50 x 37 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery

David Shrigley Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, David Shrigley, Jiro Takamatsu, Brick, Stepladder, and Neon at Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo
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18 July–29 August 2020 David Shrigley, Jiro Takamatsu Brick, Stepladder, and Neon Yumiko Chiba AssociatesTokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, David Shrigley / Teppei Kaneuji, David Shrigley / Teppei Kaneuji at Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo
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2 June–11 July 2020 David Shrigley / Teppei Kaneuji Yumiko Chiba AssociatesTokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, David Shrigley, Works on Paper at Two Rooms, Auckland
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1 February–2 March 2019 David Shrigley Works on Paper Two RoomsAuckland

David Shrigley Represented By

David Shrigley In Ocula Magazine

David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Ocula News David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Hong Kong, 29 May 2020

Sales of works on paper and illustrated face masks will support charities and struggling art institutions.

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Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown Ocula Report Shanghai Art Exhibitions to See: The Lowdown By Sam Gaskin

There is no official Shanghai Art Week, but the term has nevertheless entered the lexicon of the city's contemporary art community. It's especially apt this year, with the firmly established West Bund Art Fair (8–11 November 2018) and Art021 (9–11 November 2018) taking place the same week that the 12th Shanghai Biennale opens at the Power Station...

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Ocula Report: SP-Arte 2016 Ocula Report Ocula Report: SP-Arte 2016 By Camila Belchior, São Paulo

In amidst so much scandalous news coming out of Brazil about its deep rooted corruption, plummeting GDP, rocketing inflation and the recent Congressional vote for president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, there is good news from SP-Arte, the country’s international modern and contemporary art fair. Oscar Niemeyer’s Bienal...

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David Shrigley Ocula Conversation David Shrigley By Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Auckland

The celebrated Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley has recently come to the end of a month-long international residency at Auckland’s Two Rooms gallery. The Turner Prize nominee is widely know for his simple, comic-style line drawings that explore the drolleries of everyday life. After working on an extensive survey show at the National...

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David Shrigley In Related Press

'Juxtapoz x Superflat', curated by Takashi Murakami, Juxtapoz and Toilet Paper Magazine at Vancouver Art Gallery Related Press 'Juxtapoz x Superflat', curated by Takashi Murakami, Juxtapoz and Toilet Paper Magazine at Vancouver Art Gallery 12 January 2017, Art Radar Journal

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s artistic practice is expansive – spilling into fashion, film and other commercial areas. The artist turned to curating in the early 2000s, producing several projects, including Superflat  (an exhibition that toured Nagoya Parco Gallery, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center and Henry Art...

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'Design is about form and art is more about ideas' says David Shrigley Related Press 'Design is about form and art is more about ideas' says David Shrigley 30 September 2016, Dezeen

As his giant thumbs-up sculpture Really Good is unveiled in Trafalgar Square, David Shrigley explains how his work straddles art, graphics and cartoons. From a Scottish football mascot to a spoken-word album, the Turner Prize-nominee has refused to stick to any one creative discipline. His crude and distinctive hand drawings, which make...

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Date announced for David Shrigley's thumbs-up sculpture in Trafalgar Square Related Press Date announced for David Shrigley's thumbs-up sculpture in Trafalgar Square 24 May 2016, It's Nice That

David Shrigley’s Really Good sculpture will arrive on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth on 29 September 2016, the Mayor of London has announced. 

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David Shrigley In Video & Audio

David Shrigley: Advice to the Young Related Video & Audio David Shrigley: Advice to the Young 25 April 2016, Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

“You’re on the right track if you’re excited about what you’re doing.” Artist David Shrigley, known for his humorous spin on common situations, here advises his young colleagues to be open to learning from mistakes and stresses that being an artist “isn’t for everybody.” David Shrigley was...

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