David Shrigley was born in 1968 and grew up in Leicester. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1988-91. He lived in Glasgow until 2015. He now lives in Brighton.
Shrigley has exhibited widely in Europe, North America and Australia.
His work encompasses many media including drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, performance and music.
His drawings have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. He has produced animated pop promos for artists such as Blur and Bonnie Prince Billy and is also the author of over 30 books of drawings.
In 2012 he had a retrospective exhibition at Hayward Gallery in London. In 2013 he was shortlisted for both the Turner Prize and was awarded the 2016 Fourth Plinth commission for Trafalgar Square.