Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1968, David Shrigley has carved out a niche in the Modern British Art landscape with his witty and impactful art. Often self-deprecating in nature, his work has been collected by many serious buyers as well as national and international art institutions. Shrigley was educated at Glasgows famous School of Art and was formulating the basis for his later work in an Artworld bereft of YBA's and prior to the contemporary shift that saw his style and works roundly accepted and properly appreciated.
Today Shrigley's work has been exhibited in the Tate Gallery as well as featured on the famous Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar square.
David Shrigley was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours list, for services to the visual arts.
He was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 2013 and has produced several books, one of which I speak about in my blogs.