Kate Shaw was born in Sydney and currently lives/works between Melbourne and New York. Kate holds a BA Honours from RMIT University (1994) and a Diploma of Museum Studies from Deakin University (1997).
Presently her work is touring museums throughout Asia as part the Asialink curated exhibition Vertigo including MOCA Taipei and POSCO Seoul. She was awarded a residency in New York supported by the Australia Council for the Arts at Point B Worklodge. She will be featured in the ABCTV documentary ‘Conquest of Space’ and ‘Spectrum’ Index Book, Barcelona. Her work was also included in ‘Landscape and its Psyche’ published by University of NSW. A series of prints of her work has been launched with Urban Outfitters. Urban Art Projects has commissioned her for large-scale murals at the Macquarie Centre, Sydney, also launching this year.
Shaw has held solo exhibitions in Australia, New York, Hong Kong, and London and group exhibitions in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, Reykjavik, Auckland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.
She has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including: Nomination for the Prudential Eye Award (2015) The Redlands Prize (2014); The Arthur Guy Prize (2013); The Gold Award (2012), John Fries Memorial Prize (2012); John Leslie Memorial Prize (2012, 2003); Wynne Prize (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010); Substation Contemporary Art Prize (2012), Royal Bank of Scotland Art Award (2010); ABM AMRO Emerging Art Award (2007, 2006) and winner, Artists Wanted, painting category, New York (2012).