Born 1968 in Macclesfield, UK
Lives and works in the UK

OBE Officer of the Order of the British Empire


1988 – 1991 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland


Solo exhibitions (selected)

2021 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Avant que la pelouse ne se venge…, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
2020 Fond Memories of Giant Bug, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Do Not Touch the Worms, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
BQ Galerie, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
2019 EXHIBITION OF INFLATABLE SWAN-THINGS AND OTHER THINGS, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Don’t (No Lo Hagas), MACG Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil – Fundación AMMA, Mexico City, Mexico
FLUFF WAR, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
TO BE OF USE, Art Omi, New York, USA
Works on Paper, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand
Kindness. Prints and Drawings by David Shrigley, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, UK
2018 Guest Director at the 2018 Brighton Festival
David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Laughterhouse, Deste Foundation, Hydra, Greece
Exhibition of Inflatable Swan Things, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Sketch, London, UK
2017 David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan; Centre of Contemporary Art / Toi Moroki, Christchurch, New Zealand
New Drawings, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
Memorial, The Fields Sculpture Park, OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, USA
Look at this, Skip Gallery, London, UK
Lose Your Mind, CoCA, Christchurch, New Zealand
Problem Guitars, Anton Kern Gallery, Independent New York, NY
2016 Really Good, Fourth Plinth Commission, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Memorial, Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York, USA
David Shrigley: Life Model II, Lower Rose Gallery, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachussets, USA
David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile; Storage by Hyundai Card, Seoul, South Korea
COLOURED WORKS ON PAPER, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Song for the Rat, BQ, Berlin, Germany
2015 David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind, Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico
David Shrigley, La Batie, Festival de Geneve, Bibliotheque Municipale De La Cite. Geneva, Switzerland
Light Switch, Glow Winter Arts Festival, Third Drawer Down, Melbourne, Australia
David Shrigley, Anton Kern Gallery, New York City, NY,USA
David Shrigley, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
2014 David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (through March 2015)
Life Model, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
David Shrigley, The Peanut Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
David Shrigley at Sketch, Sketch, London, UK
David Shrigley. Drawing, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Life Model, The Young Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2013 Turner Prize 2013, Ebrington, Derry-Londonderry, UK
Big Shoes, BQ, Berlin, Germany
Signs, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Animations, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bradford 1 Gallery, Bradford, UK
Arms Fayre, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
David Shrigely: Brain Activity, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
David Shrigley: Brain Activity, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
HOW ARE YOU FEELING?, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK
High Line Art (commissioned billboard), New York, USA
Beginning, Middle and End, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Drawings, Mumbai Art Room, Pipewala Building, Mumbai, India
2011 Insects, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
David Shrigley, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
New Drawings + Eggs, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
David Shrigley, BQ, Berlin, Germany
2010 David Shrigley, Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
David Shrigley, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
David Shrigley at Kelvingrove, Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
2009 Drawings and Sculptures, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
David Shrigley, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
David Shrigley, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland
David Shrigley, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
2008 David Shrigley, books, prints and ephemeras, Christoph Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
David Shrigley, Monotypien, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
David Shrigley, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, New York, USA
David Shrigley, BQ, Cologne, Germany
Jonathan Monk & David Shrigley Corroborative Paintings, Galeria Estrany De La Mota, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Monotypes, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Everything must have a name, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
CAB, Burgos, Spain
Stephen Friedman, London, UK
2006 New Etchings & Woodcuts, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
David Shrigley, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
David Shrigley: Recent Prints, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland
David Shrigley, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
David Shrigley, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005 I’m exhausted, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
BQ Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
2004 Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Stephen Friedman, London, UK
2003 Antidepressants, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
BQ Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
2002 Camden Arts Centre, London, England, travelling to Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, UK
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Domaine de Kerguehennec, France
Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
FRAC, Bretagne, France
2001 CCS Museum, Bard College, New York, USA
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2000 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
1998 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, USA
Stephen Friedman, London, UK
Photographers Gallery, London, UK
1996 Contents of the Gap….., Luxus Cont.e.V., Berlin, Germany
Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Ireland
1995 Map Of The Sewer, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland


Group exhibitions (selected)

2021 Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Joy: On Happiness, The Wellcome Collection, London, England
Where we are now, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland, England
SKIP Gallery’s Bums, Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
Grayson’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England
2020 Animals in Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
State of the Arts, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany
David Shrigley, Teppei Kaneuji, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Playmode, MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
4 Bed Detached Home of Metal (curated by Alan Kane), The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
Stance & Fall. A Wavering World, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Drawn World, Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf, Germany
Dog Show. Contemporary Art Chosen By Dogs, For Dogs and Humans, Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK
Bêtes de Scène, Villa Datris, Paris, France
The Stage is Yours, KIASMA The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
The Lie of the Land, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
All We Have Is What Our Childhood Gave Us, Untilthen, Paris, France
Drawn Together Again, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
Collecting in the 21st century, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
2018 Imagine a world where the opposite is not dark, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej Gallery, Szczecin, Poland
Sweats & Tears, Animationsfilmfest, Frankfurt, Germany
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Here & Now, Peter Harrington Gallery, London, UK
TYPE, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK
Collaborationism, Peter Harrington Gallery, London, UK
BRIT ART, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK
Sweats & Tears, Saasfee Pavilion, Berlin, Germany
And I Will Take You To Paradise, Kunstmuseet Kube, Ålesund, Norway
2017 JUMP, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
AKG On The Move, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
You are not alone, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Folkstone Triennial, Folkstone, England
Partizipation Als Künstlerisches Prinzip, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2016 Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Soga Shohaku and Kitaoji Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
La collection Lambert – un nouveau regard, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
ConTexto: palabra, escritura y narración en el arte contemporaneo, Museo Universidad de Antioquia (MUUA), Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the Present, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
City Lights, Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (Mima), Brussels, Belgium
The Natural Order of Things, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 Donde Esta La Playa? The Summer Show – Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
A Man Walks into a bar … , me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Below another Sky, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION, The House of St. Barnabas, London, UK
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
The Secret Self, Nest, The Hague, The Netherlands
Dismaland Bemusement Park, Somerset, UK
Eyes on the Prize, The Travelling Gallery in association with Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Idiot Box, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York City, USA
Free Play, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada
Old News (Again), Cneai, Chatou, France
Freedom Culture, curated by Graham Collins, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Private Utopia: Contemporary Art From The British Council Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
2014 Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Touring: Tokyo Station Gallery, Itami City Museum of Art, Itami, The Museum of Art, Kochi, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
J’En Veux Plus, Toujours Plus! /// And I Still Want More!, Galerie Thomas Henry Ross Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Draw Me A Sheep, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
ARCHIVE FEVER! Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Canada
A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…, Landshuter Strasse 49, Mainburg, Germany
Le Mur, La collection Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Friendly Takeover, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Positivilly Marvillainous, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA
Additionen der Gegenwart – Zeitgenossische Kunst aus der Sammlung Frank Hense, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Bielefeld Contemporary – Zeitgenossische Kunst aus Bielefelder Privatsammlungen, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me, FAS Contemporary, London, UK
1984-1999. La Decennie, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, USA
PAUSE, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
Early Man, The Hole NYC, New York City, USA
2013 Old School Anachronism in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Turner Prize, Edbrington, Derry-Londonderry, UK
Lightness of Being, Public Art Fund, New York, USA
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, USA
Danish and International Art after 1900, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ordinary/Extra/Ordinary, The Public, West Bromwich, UK
Contour 2013 – 6th Biennial of Moving Image, Contour – Biennial for Video Art, Mechelen, Belgium
The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait, Oakland University Art Gallery, Michigan, USA
Sobre Papel / On Paper, Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
Doug Fishbone and Friends: Adventureland Golf, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Homelands, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Homelands, British Concil Touring Exhibition, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, India
A Parliament of Lines: Aspects of Scottish Contemporary Drawing, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
B.A.B.E – The Best Artists Books and Editors, Immanence, espace d’art contemporain, Paris, France
SUPER Visions – Drawing and Being, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
Generation, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
In Deed, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
(Con)Text, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, USA
The System of Objects, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
All You Need IS LOVE, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
For My Eyes Only, Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
Sous influences – arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, USA
News/Prints: Printmaking & the Newspaper, International Print Center New York, New York City, USA
Turquoise Heid, Traveling Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Oeuvres De La Collection Philippe Cohen 20 Ans D\’acquisitions, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
2012 Funny, Flag Art Foundation, New York, USA
Musique Plastique, agnes b. Gallery Boutique, New York, USA
Mothers, Contemporary Art Space Chester, Chester, UK
Zoo, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Things Beyond Our Control, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA
Adventureland Golf, Nova Festival of Arts and Music, London, UK
Language Games. An Introduction to The Art of Our Times, Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Caceres, Spain
SUPER Visions – Drawing and Being, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
Danish and International Art after 1900, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 You seem the same as always, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland
Ceramic Connections: Wales & Scotland, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales, UK
Placement, Oriel Mostyn, Wales, UK
The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Relax in Peace, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
2010 The Drawing Room, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Je crois aux miracles, Dix ans de la Collection Lambert, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, Paris, France
Best of Wonderland, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 While we are waiting (for the new space), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Tragic and the Funny Meet Again, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Forårsudstillingen 2009, Den Fri, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 15 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
55th Carnegie International,Carnegie Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA
Fuck You Human, Maribel López Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Life on Mars, 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburg, USA
Pendre la Crémaillère, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
Contemplating Modern Art, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lots of Things Like This, apexart, New York, USA
Overkill, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
Laughing in a Foreign Language, The Hayward, London, UK (catalogue)
2007 Comix, Brandts, Odense, Denmark (catalogue)
Mad Love, Arken, Ishøj, Denmark (catalogue)
Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paper Trails, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples/1960 to Now, MOMA, New York, USA
Chers Amis, Cce d’art Contemporain Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France
Under God’s Hammer; William Blake versus David Shrigley, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Old News, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Humor Me, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas, USA
The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, MOMA, New York, USA
2005 Situation Comedy, MCA, Chicago, USA
Emotion pictures, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
2004 About Corporeality, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
Needful Things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
Living Dust, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK
Brittania Works, Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece
State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2003 Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
2002 Gags and Slapstick in Contemporary Art, CCAC Institute, San Francisco, USA
Reality Check, Various venues
Sudden Glory, CCAC, San Francisco, USA
Jokes, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Out of Bounds: Working from Paper, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Gymnasion, Bregenz Kunstverein, Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Austria (curated by Wolfgang Fetz and Peter Lewis)
Open Country, Contemporary Scottish Artists, Le Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations: Recent British Art & Photography, Consejeria de Cultura, Madrid, Spain
2001 Out of Line, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Group Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rendezvous III, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Televisions, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria
Under Bridges and Along The River, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The Fantastic Repetition of Certain Situations, Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
2000 The British Art Show 5 , Edinburgh, Scotland , touring to Southampton, Cardiff, and Birmingham, UK (catalogue)
Open Country, Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
David Shrigley and Ewan Gibbs, One in the Other, London, UK
Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (catalogue)
Personal History, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Becks Futures, ICA, London (catalogue), UK touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK and CCA, Glasglow, Scotland
1999 Le Grand Praemiere Opening Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Bildung-information, Communication and Didactics in Contemporary Fine Arts, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Getting the Corners, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Ainsi de suite 3 (deuxieme partie), Centre Regional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sete, France (curated by Florence Derieux and Sabine Schaschl)
Waste Management, Art Gallery of Ontario,Ontario, Canada (curated by Christina Ritchie)
Plug In, Salon 3, London, UK
Word enough to save a life, Word enough to take a life, Clare College Mission Church, London, UK (curated by Simon Morissey)
Common People, British Art between Phenomeon and Reality, Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo per L’arte, Torino, Italy (curated by Francesco Bonami)
Shopping, London, Exedra (Foundation for Contemporary Art), Hilversum, The Netherlands (organised by FAT GREEN)
A Slip Of The Mind, Centre Regional d’art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sete, France
1998 Young Scene, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
Surfacing: Contemporary Drawing, ICA, London, UK
Real Life, Galerie S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
Habitat, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy (Melbourne), Australia
Matthew Benedict, Yves Chaudou’t, Anne-Marie Schneider and David Shrigley, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
1997 Art calls, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Jacob Fabricius)
CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
Tales of the City, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Blueprint, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Caldas Biennale, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
About Life in the Periphery, Wacker Kunst, Darmstadt, Germany
Young British Photography, Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Appetizer, Free Parking, Toronto, Canada
Slight, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK
1996 Sarah Staton Superstore, Up & Co, New York, USA
Absolute Blue and White, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Unbelievable Truth, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Fucking Biscuits and other Drawings, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Big Girl/Little Girl, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
White Hysteria, Contempory Art Centre of South Australia
Toons, Galleri Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark
Upset, James Colman Fine Art, London, UK
1995 Scottish Autumn, Bartok 32 Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
1994 Some of my friends, Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Jonathan Monk) (catalogue)
New Art in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland (catalogue)
1992 In Here, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (catalogue)


Special Projects

Shrig Shop is a shop in Copenhagen opened in Spring 2021 founded by artist David Shrigley and long-term gallerist and friend Nicolai Wallner. Together we make limited editions and other great stuff, serving as an extension of David Shrigley’s artistic practice. To visit Shrig Shop online, please click here.



2016 SERIES, Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 ANIMALS, British Council, London, UK
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton (catalogue), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2012 David Shrigley – Brain Activity, Hayward Publishing, London, UK
2010 What the hell are you doing? – The Essential David Shrigley, Canongate, London, UK
2005 The Book of Shrigley, Redstone Press, London, UK
2004 Blocked Path, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rules, Redstone Press, London, UK
Kill Your Pets, Revolver, Frankfurt, Germany
Let’s wrestle, Redstone Press, London, UK
Joy, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA
2003 Yellow Bird With Worm, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Who I Am And What I Want, Redstone Press, London, UK
Evil Thoughts, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA (book of postcards)
Joy, Redstone Press, London, UK
Leotard, BQ, Cologne, Germany
2002 Human Achievement, Redstone Press, London, UK
Evil Thoughts, Redstone Press, London, UK
2001 Do Not Bend, Redstone Press, London, UK
“Collaborations”, David Shrigley and Yoshitomo Nara, Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Grip, Pocketbooks, Edinburgh, Ireland
Hard Work, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Weekly Cartoon on Sundays, The Independent, London, UK
1999 The Beast is Near, Redstone Press, London, UK
Fel, Rudins, Sweden (Swedish translation of Err)
1998 To Make Meringue You Must Beat the Egg Whites- Until They Look Like This, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Centre Parting, Little Cockroach Press, Toronto, Canada
Why We Got the Sack From the Museum, Redstone Press, London, UK
Blank Page and Other Pages, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
1996 Drawings Done Whilst On Phone To Idiot, The Armpit Press, Glasgow, Scotland
Let Not These Shadows Fall Upon Thee, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Err, Bookworks, London, UK
1995 Enquire Within, The Armpit Press, Glasgow, Scotland
1994 Blanket of Filth, The Armpit Press, Glasgow, Scotland
1992 Merry Eczema, Black Rose, Glasgow, Scotland
1991 Slug Trails, Black Rose, Glasgow, Scotland


Articles and reviews (selected)

2017 “Visual artist David Shrigley named as Brighton Festival 2018 Guest Director”, Brighton Festival, October 4
“David Shrigley chats about his latest public artwork in a skip in Hoxton Square”, Jenny Brewer, It’s Nice That, June 14
“David Shrigley urges government to ‘keep Britain kind’ with new Illustrations”, Alice Morby, dezeen, June 10
“Guitar Center: David Shrigley Rocks It at Independent”, John Chiaverina, Artnews, February 3
2016 “Public Art Fund To Install David Shrigley Sculpture in Central Park”, The Huffington Post, Augustus 30
“David Shrigley: Advice to the Young”, Christian Lund, Ocula, April 25
“Public Art Fund To Install David Shrigley Sculpture in Central Park”, Artforum, May 30
2015 “Interview with artist David Shrigley”, Andy Butler, designboom, January 26
“A conversation with David Shrigley”, Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Ocula, March 18
“Painting, Tongue Firmly in Cheek: David Shrigley Gets Colorful at Anton Kern”, Scott Indrisek, Artinfo, April 17
“David Shrigley: ‘Not voting is pure nihilism – it won’t do any good’”, Corrine Jones, The Guardian, April 15
“Everything Is OK at David Shrigley’s New Solo Show in New York”, Emerson Rosenthal, VICE –The Creators Project, April 20
“Art Basel Announces Unlimited: Presenting 74 Large-scale Works Spanning Five Decades”, artlyst, May 15
“‘New York – David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery”, O.C. Yerebakan, Art Observed, May 23
“purple DIARY – DAVID SHRIGLEY Solo Exhibition at Anton Kern, New York”, Juliana Balestin, Purple, May 22
“Review: David Shrigley”, Howard Halle, Time Out New York, May 13-19, p.66.
“Before they were famous: art stars on their final degree shows” Becky Barnicoat, The Guardian, June 23
“Patrick Thistle unveil new mascot as designed by David Shrigley”, Ian McCourt, The Guardian, June 22
2014 ”Artist David Shrigley turns Sketch’s Gallery restaurant into a work of art”, Nick Compton, Wallpaper, June 10
“David Shrigley lines sketch restaurant’s pink walls with 239 original drawings”, designboom, June 11
“Wallner udstiller urinerende dreng”, Mia Yates, Magasinet Kunst, June
“David Shrigley: my art doesn’tneed explanation – it is what it is”, Oliver Milman, The Guardian, November 13
2013 “David Shrigley’s Signs of Life”, Nana Asfour, The New Yorker, January 18
“Don’t Under-estimate the Talented Mr. Shrigley”, The Independent, October 8
2012 “Review”, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, USA, July 6
“Interview”, David Shrigley, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, USA, June 20
2011 “A Music Related Event with David Shrigley + Iain Shaw”, Lucia Davies, anothermag.com, October 4
2007 “Zwei Minuten Bilder”, Sandra Danicke, Art – Das Kunstmagazin, January 1, Berlin, Germany, p. 28-36
2006 “Shrigley’s Simplistic Doodles Translate into Intriguing Scenarios”, Catriona Black, Sunday Herald, July 30, Glasgow, Scotland
“Pop Go the Cartoon Capers”, Aidan Smith, Scotland on Sunday, July 2, Glasgow, Scotland, p. 2-3
“Review”, David Pollock, The List Festival Magazine, August 3-10, Edinburgh, Scotland, p. 67
“Review”, The Herald, July 20, Glasgow, Scotland, p. 17
“Review”, Sunday Heralds, July 16, Glasgow, Scotland, p. 29
“Misshapes”, Printmaking Today, Summer Issue, London, UK, p. 16
2005 “David Shrigley: Anton Kern Gallery”, Emily Hall, Artforum, vol. 42, no. 10, Summer Issue, New York, USA
“Review”, Laura Barton, The Guardian, September 10, London, UK
2004 “Review”, Eliza Williams, FlashArt, no. 239, Milan, Italy
“Interview with David Shrigley”, Ajay Close, The Scotsman, November 8, Edinburgh, Scotland
“Interview with Daivd Shrigley”, The List, June 10-24, Glasgow, Scotland
“Postcard”, Art Review, June Issue, London, UK
“Review”, Murray Whyte, Toronto Star, May 1, Toronto, Canada
“Blog All About It”, Salam Pax, The Guardian, April 19, London, UK (image used)
“Review”, Marcus Verhagen, Art Monthly, March, London, UK
2003 “Review”, Kevin Braddock, I-D, December Issue, London, UK
“Interview with David Shrigley”, Helen Rumbelow, The Times, November 4, London, UK
“Review”, Deborah Orr, The Independent, November 8, London, UK
“Review”, Time Out, September 24 – October 3, New York, USA
“Review”, Maisonneuve, Fall Issue, Montreal, Canada
“Anton Kern Gallery”, Julia Caniglia, Artforum, January Issue, New York, USA
“Art and Artlessness”, Craig Garrett, FlashArt, May/June Issue, Milan, Italy
“Interview with David Shrigley”, Michael Krajewski, Kunstbulletin, no. 10, October Issue, Switzerland
2002 “Review”, Time Out New York, October 31 – November 7, New York, USA
“Review”, Morgan Falconer, Art Review, vol. 53, March Issue, London, UK
“Review”, Marie de Bugerolle, Art Press, September 1, Paris, France
“Le Mamco s’offre un rire homérique”, Profil Femmes, June Issue, Lausanne, Switzerland
2001 “Review”, Mark Wilshire, Art Monthly, Apri Issue, London, UK
“Review”, The Big Issue, October 15-21, no. 459, Glasgow, Scotland
“Review”, Michael Wilson, Art on Paper, July-August Issue, New York, USA
“Review”, Helen Sumpter, The Big Issue, February-March Issue, Glasgow, Scotland
“Review”, Evening Standard, April 3, London, UK
“Review”, Jim Healy, What’s on in London, March-April Issue, London, UK
“Review”, Art Review, vol. 53, March Issue, London, UK
2000 “Review”, Jim Medway, Flux (UK), August Issue, London, UK
“Beck’s Futures”, Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, March 21, London, UK
“Review”, Helen Walters, Creative Review, October Issue, London, UK
“Review”, Sophie Davies, Time Out, October 11, London, UK
1999 “Review”, Jade Lindgaard, Les Inrockuptibles, September 16-23, Paris, France
“Review”, Adrian Searle, The Guardian, March 23, London, UK
“Review”, Martin Coomer, Time Out, March 31 – April 7, London, UK
1998 “Review”, Judith Palmer, The Independent, November 11, London, UK
“Review”, Michael Bracewell, The Guardian, December 5, London, UK
“Review”, Arena, December Issue, Victoria, Australia
“Review”, Roberta Smith, New York Times, July 10, New York, USA
1997 “Review”, David Beech, Art Monthly, April Issue, London, UK
Tate Liverpool Magazine, Issue no. 13, Liverpool, UK
1996 “Toons”, Lars Bang Larsen, Flash Art, November/December Issue, Milan, Italy
“Review”, Mike Wilson, CIRCA Contemporary Art in Ireland, Winter Issue, Dublin, Ireland
“Review”, Flash Art, May/ June Issue, Milan, Italy
“Review”, Judith Findlay, Public Art, Art & Design
“Review”, Judith Findlay, Flash Art, January/February Issue, Milan, Italy
1995 “Review”, Michael Bracewell, Frieze, November/December Issue, London, UK
“Review”, Judith Findlay, Zing Magazine, Winter Issue, New York, USA


Magazine Projects (selected)

2009 New Statesman (bi-weekly political cartoon)
2007 Art World Magazine, Issue II, December, Insert
2005 The Guardian, London, UK (weekly cartoon every Saturday)
The Stranger, Seattle, USA
2001 Cabinet Magazine, Issue no.1 “Mapping Conversations”, Brooklyn, USA (drawings)
2000 Sleazenation, October Issue, London, UK
1999 The Independent on Sunday, London, UK (weekly cartoon 1.99 to 2.00)
1998 Parkett no. 53, Zurich, Switzerland (insert)


Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Cal Cego – Colleccion de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, Spain
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, USA
Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
FRAC – Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Marseille, France
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art – MIMA, Middlesbrough, UK
MUDAM – Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tate Britain, London, UK
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
The British Council, London, UK
Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Zabludowicz Collection London, London, UK



2010 An Important Message About the Arts, Save the Arts Campaign, UK
A Short Film About Pringle of Scotland, Life Behind the Scenes, UK
2005 “Who I am and what I want”, Animate! Comission for Channel 4 (collaboration with Chris Shepherd)
2004 BBC.co.uk/collective (weekly animation ‘Modern Thought’)
Bonnie Prince Billy ‘Agnes Queen of Sorrow’ promo
2003 Blur ‘Good Song’ promo (collaboration with Shynola)
2002 “What happens after you’re dead”, Channel4.com viro project



2020 Officer of the Order of the British Empire, New Years Honours, UK
2016 Fourth Plinth Project, Trafalgar Square, London, England
2014 Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from De Montfort University
2013 Nominated for the Fourth Plinth Project in Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Nominated for the 2013 Turner Prize, UK
2006 Winner of Tiger Short Film Award at Rotterdam Int. Film Festival, The Netherlands (for “Who I am and what I want”)
Winner of Public Choice Best Film Award at the British Animation Awards, UK (for “Who I am and what I want”)
Winner of Best Animated Film at Kino Int. Film Festival, Manchester, UK (for “Who I am and what I want”)
Winner of Best Comedy Film at Stuttgart Int. Animation Film Festival, Germany (for “Who I am and what I want”)
Winner of Special Mention at Granada Int. Film Festival, Spain (for “Who I am and what I want”)
Winner of Best Animated Film at the Wood Green Int. Film Festival, UK (for “Who I am and what I want”)
Winner of Public Choice Award at Ann Arbor Int. Film Festival, USA (for “Who I am and what I want”)
carrie emberlyn