Kate Shaw graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Honours at RMIT University in Melbourne in 1994 before completing a Diploma of Museum Studies at Deakin University in 1997. For the last 15 years Shaw has exhibited in a number of group shows within Australia and internationally including Singular, Luxe Gallery, New York 2008; CIGE Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, 2007; Places, Luxe Gallery, New York, 2007; U turn, Glendale College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 2007, FIAC 2006, Grand Palais, the Louvre, Paris 2006. In 2008 she held solo exhibitions in Australia including Visitant, 24hr Art Contemporary Art Space, Darwin; Drifter, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane and Redux, Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney and the solo exhibition Pattern Recognition at Luxe Gallery, New York in 2006.
In 2007 she was highly commended in the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, was a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Award and received an Arts Victoria International Fund Export & Touring Grant. Her work is held in Artbank, Macquerie bank and Queensland University collections as well as numerous private collections in Australia, America and the UK. In 2009 she worked in a studio residency at 3rd Ward, Brooklyn and had a solo exhibition with 212 Projects in the Lower East Side, as well as solo exhibitions ‘Underground Sun’ Nellie Castan Gallery and ‘Meridian’ Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney. She has just been awarded a public art commission with internationally renowned UAP and will begin a 6 month residency at Flux Factory, New York in April, funded by Arts Victoria.
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