David Shrigley

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Born: 1968; Macclesfield, England
Studio: Glasgow, Scotland
Education: Glasgow School of Art

David Shrigley first came to Scotland in 1988 to study at Glasgow School of Art. He has lived and worked in Glasgow ever since.

Shrigley has exhibited widely in Europe and North America and 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.

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Recent solo exhibitions include: Signs (Anton Kern Gallery, New York, 2013); Brain Activity (Hayward Gallery, London 2012), and Arms Fayre (Stephen Friedman Gallery, 2012).

In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. In February 2014 it was announced that he would be one of the two next commissioned artist for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. His bronze sculpture, Really Good, was unveiled there on September 29th 2016.

To celebrate, Plinth has collaborated with the Fourth Plinth, Flying Tiger and the Mayor's Office to create a range of merchandise, including a limited edition statuette, launched alongside 'Really Good' itself. Find out more and browse the range here.

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His work has been purchased by international collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYC, The British Council, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, and Art Institute of Chicago.

Buy Shrigley's edition, 'Brass Tooth', here.