Creator of photo-based art and quirky, humorous draughtsman, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, who attended Leicester Polytechnic, 1987–8, then in 1988–91 the School of Art in Glasgow, where he settled. Exhibition and publication projects included Head Shrinker, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 1990; Guard Dog, Wills Tobacco Factory, Glasgow, and the publication Slug Trails, both 1991; In Here, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, and the publication Merry Eczema, both 1992; Billboard, for Tramway, Glasgow, 1993; New Art in Scotland, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, 1994; and Err, London Book Works, 1995. There were solo shows at Stephen Friedman Gallery, 2001 and 2004, and Camden Arts Centre, 2002. In 2003, Shrigley’s book Who I Am and What I Want appeared, charting the journey of a tiny, evil-looking creature with hollow eyes.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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