Kate Shaw

Artist location: Brooklyn, NY
Artist website: http://www.kateshaw.org/
Artist bio:

Vacillating between the real and hallucinated, Kate Shaw’s works harmonize textures, dimensions and colors with the fluidity of a psychedelic body of moving water. Through these vibrantly saturated pieces, she creates an intermediary space between what we know to be natural and organic, and what we perceive as otherworldly; ultimately constructing a narrative of how nature and art are both irrevocably transformative.

Kate Shaw was born in Sydney, Australia. She received her BFA in 1994 from RMIT University in Melbourne, and a Diploma of Museum Studies in 1997 from Deakin University, also in Melbourne. She has been included in group exhibitions in Australia, Japan, China, France, England and the US, and solo exhibitions in Australia and New York. She has been the recipient of multiple awards, and a finalist for the John Leslie Art Prize, Felurieu Art Prize, and the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award. She participated in the 24hrART studio residency in Darwin in 2008, and is currently participating in a residency at Flux factory that is realized in collaboration with Residency Unlimited. In addition to consistently augmenting her own body of work, Shaw dabbles in the curatorial sphere as well. Shaw is represented by the Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, and Nellie Castan Gallery in Australia. She works and lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Melbourne, Australia.