NEW: A David Shrigley project: Pulped  Fiction



Born: 17 September 1968. Macclesfield, England.

Education: Glasgow School of Art 1988-91

Solo Exhibitions


Copenhagen Prints, Jealous Gallery, London

People Reveal Themselves Slowly, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark


Melbourne Tennis Ball Exchange, Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

Really Good, Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

Pulped Fiction, Oxfam Books & Music, 34 Castle Street, Swansea, Wales


Proposals for Record Covers, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland

2021 - 2022

K Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea


Sayaka Murata’s Utopias—Violence and the Structure of Normality: David Shrigley & Teppei Kaneuji in dialogue with Murata’s worldview, Gyre, Tokyo, Japan (two-person)
Before the Lawn Takes its Revenge…, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
MAYFAIR TENNIS BALL EXCHANGE, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England


CLARITY: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan

Do Not Touch the Worms, Copenhagen Contemporary, Denmark

Fond Memories of Giant Bug, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic


Fluff War, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

Kindness: Prints & Drawings by David Shrigley, Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens, Nottinghamshire

Do it (do not do it), Museo de arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

David Shrigley: To Be of Use, Art Omi, Ghent, New York, USA

Exhibition of Inflatable Swan Things and Other Things, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

David Shrigley, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand


Power Station of Art & Design, Shanghai, China

Life Model II, Fabrica, Brighton, UK

Laughterhouse, Deste Foundation Project Space, Hydra, Athens, Greece

Exhibition of Inflatable Swan Things, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden


Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan

Skip Gallery, London

Hall Art Foundation, Reading

(2016-2018) Really Good, The Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London,uk


Printemps en Septembre, Toulouse

Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Mass, USA

MAC, Santiago, Chile

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

BQ, Berlin

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


Instituto Cultural Cabanas,Guadalajara, Mexico

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Two Rooms, Auckland

(2014-2018) Sketch, London, England


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Pinakothek, Munich

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


Anton Kern Gallery, New York

BQ, Berlin


Hayward Gallery, London

Stephen Friedman, London

YBCA, San Francisco

Cornerhouse, Manchester

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


BQ, Berlin

Yvon Lambert, Paris

Turku Art Museum, Finland

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Museum M, Leuven


Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

Kunsthall, Bergen

Kunsthall, Mainz


BQ Galerie, Cologne.

Ludwig Museum, Cologne

Baltic, Gateshead, England

CASM, Barcelona

Anton Kern Gallery, New York


CAB, Burgos, Spain

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Malmo Konsthalle, Malmo, Sweden

Stephen Friedman, London


Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

DCA, Dundee

Neils Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


BQ Galerie, Cologne

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Anton Kern Gallery, New York


Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Stephen Friedman, London

Francesca Pia, Bern


Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

BQ Galerie, Cologne

Kunsthaus, Zurich


Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Domaine de Kerguehennec, France*

Camden Arts Centre, London

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

CCS Museum, Bard College, New York*

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London


Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


Francesca Pia, Bern

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London


Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris


Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee

CCA, Glasgow

Francesca Pia, Bern

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Photographers' Gallery, London


Catalyst Arts, Belfast


Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


The Horror Show!, Somerset House, London, England


Animals in Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark (catalogue)


Figure Up, BCMA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

State of the Arts, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany


Lines from Scotland, St Andrews Museum, Fife, Scotland; touring to Dunfermlines Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline, Scotland

Drawn World: Drawings from Menzel to Warhol, Galerie Ludorff, Germany

Playmode, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal

Stance & Fall: A Wavering World, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany


Dog Show, CGP London: The Gallery & Dilston Grove, London, England

There’ll Never be a Door You’re Inside: Works from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain

The Lie of the Land, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, England

The Stage is Yours, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA/The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland


Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

Here & Now, Peter Harrington Gallery, London, England

TYPE, Hang-Up Gallery, London, England

Collaborationism, Peter Harrington Gallery, London, England

BRIT ART, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, England

Sweats & Tears, Saasfee Pavilion, Berlin, Germany

And I Will Take You To Paradise, Kunstmuseet Kube, Ålesund, Norway


Partizipation Als Künstlerisches Prinzip, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, England, England

You Are Not Alone, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Hang-Up Gallery Collections 2017, Hang-Up Gallery, London, England

JUMP, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

News/Prints, International Print Centre, New York, USA

Donde Esta La Playa? The Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

Toulouse International Art Festival, Toulouse, France

Alice in Crisis, Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

Found, Foundling Museum, London, England

The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the present, Dovecot Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland

Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England

Joia De Artista, Galeria Bergamin Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil

720, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Problem In Toulouse, Institut Supérieur Des Arts De Toulouse, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse


I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, USA

Eyes on the Prize, The Travelling Gallery in association with Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

All Of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm, David Robert’s Art Foundation, London, England

Drawing Now: 2015, The Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Below Another Sky, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland

Idiot Box, Kate MacGarry, London, England

Devils in the Making, Gallery Of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland


Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Tokyo Station Gallery, Japan; touring to Itami City Museum of Art & The

Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kochi; Japan and Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

ARCHIVE FEVER!, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

Reclaimed: The Second Life of Sculpture, The Briggait, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

More Than This, Theodore: Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London, England


Old School Anachronism in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany


Fourth Plinth Commission, The Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England

Lightness of Being, Public Art Fund, New York, USA

The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, USA

Ordinary/Extra/Ordinary, The Public, West Bromwich, England

The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait, Oakland University Art Gallery, Michigan, USA

Homelands, British Council Touring Exhibition, curated by Latika Gupta; travelling to Delhi; Kolkata; Mumbai; Bengaluru, India

SUPER Visions – Drawing and Being, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany

Turquoise Heid, Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland


What are you like?, House of Illustration, Holburne Museum, Bath, England

A Parliament of Lines, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Punkt-Systeme, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Curators Series 5, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England

A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Musique Plastique, agnès b. Galerie Boutique, New York, USA

Mothers, Contemporary Art Space Chester, Chester, England

Zoo, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

Things Beyond Our Control, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

Adventureland Golf, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England

Danish and International Art after 1900, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, København K, Demark

Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France


Placement, Oriel Mostyn, Wales


The More I Draw, Museum Für Gegenwartkunst, Siegen, Germany


Fumetto, Luzern.*


Laughing In A Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London.*

Life On Mars, 55th Carnegie Biennale, Pittsburgh.*

Irony and Gesture, Kukje Gallery, South Korea.*

Slightly Unbalanced, Chicago Cultural Center.*

Order, Desire, Light, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.*


Parasol Unit, London

Off The Wall, Aspen Museum Of Art


Defamation of Character, PS1, New York

Under God's Hammer; William Blake versus David Shrigley, Art Gallery of Wqestern Australia, Perth*

Humor Me, Kansas City Art Institute*

The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York


Situation Comedy, MCA, Chicago *

Emotion Pictures, MUHKA, Antwerp *


Needful Things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.

Living Dust, Norwich Gallery, Norwich *

State of Play, Serpentine, London.*

Britannia Works, Xippas Gallery, Athens.*


Splat,Boom,Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Reality Check, (Various venues) *

Jokes, MAMCO, Geneva.

Sudden Glory, CCAC, San Francisco.*


Rendezvous III, Collection Lambert, Avignon.*

Out of Line, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, CSU, Los Angeles.

Televisions, Kunsthalle, Vienna*

Under Bridges and Along The River, Casino Luxembourg. *

The Fantastic Repetition of Certain Situations, Isabel II, Madrid (+tour).*


Open Country, Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne.*

The British Art Show 5, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (+tour).*

Beck's Futures, ICA, London (+tour).


Love Bites, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (+tour).

Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester.*

Zac 99, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.*

Green, Exedra, Hilversum (NL).

Bildung, Kunstverein, Graz.*

Common People; British Art Between Phenomenon & Reality,

Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo Per L'Arte, Guanine D'Alba (Italy).


Surfacing, ICA, London.*

Habitat, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.*

Works on Paper, Alexander & Bonin, New York.

Real Life, Galleria SALES, Rome.


Tales of the City, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh.*

Blueprint, De Appel, Amsterdam.*

Caldas Biennale, Caldas da Rainha. (Portugal)*

About Life in the Periphery, Wacker Kunst, Darmstadt.*

Young British Photography, Stadthaus, Ulm.*

Appetiser, Free Parking, Toronto.

Slight, Norwich Gallery, Norwich.


Sarah Staton Superstore, Up & Co, New York.

Absolute Blue & White, Imverleith House, Edinburgh.

The Unbelievable Truth, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam/Tramway, Glasgow. *

Fucking Biscuits and other drawings, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam.

Big Girl/Little Girl, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

White Hysteria, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Melbourne.*

Toons, Gallerie Cambells Occaisionally, Copenhagen.


Scottish Autumn, Bartok 32 Galeria, Budapest.*


Some of My Friends, Galerie Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen.

New Art in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow.


In Here, Transmission, Glasgow.