David Shrigley was born in 1968 in Macclesfield, UK and now lives and works in Brighton and Devon, UK.
Shrigley produces quick-witted drawings alongside deadpan text from irreverant over-heard conversations. Shrigley works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music.
Shrigley was a Turner Prize nominee in 2013, following his major mid-career retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, London titled ‘Brain Activity'. In September 2016, he presented his sculpture ‘Really Good' for London's Fourth Plinth Commission. From 2015 to 2018 the British Council-organised exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' travelled to six venues including Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China; Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea and Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico. In January 2020 Shrigley was awarded an OBE.