documentary films on the creative arts

Kate Shaw : Otherworlds

Kate Shaw - Otherworlds
Peter M Lamont & Gregory Ho
Peter M Lamont


Kate Shaw was born in Sydney and currently lives/works between Melbourne and New York.

In 2014, Shaw has had a successful showing at ART 14, London and solo exhibitions at The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne. Currently her work is touring to 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.

In Australia, Shaw has exhibited at the UQ Museum, Macquarie University Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Gertrude Contemporary and 24hrArtSpace. She has also exhibited extensively through the US, most recently Dreamtime, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco (2013) To Deny Our Nothingness, Brooklyn Gallery, New York (2013) Flowers for You, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York (2013) Space Oddity, S Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, California (2012) Missing Link Residency Unlimited, NY (2012) I found it, I broke it, I stole it Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York (2010) Lumen Stanton Island Atlantic Salt Factory, New York (2010) Possibility of a Painting Chelsea Hotel, New York (2010) and NADA, Miami, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Miami (2010).

Shaw has received several grants from Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts. She has undertaken residencies at Point B, New York (2014,2013, 2012, 2010), Flux Factory, New York (2010) and Residency Unlimited, New York (2010). SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland (2013), 24hrArtspace, Darwin (2009) and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2009).

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).

Shaw’s work is in the collections of the University of Queensland Museum, Macquarie Bank, Westpac Bank, RACV, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Museum of Brisbane and Artbank and private collections in Australia, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and France.

Kate Shaw holds a BA Honors from RMIT University (1994) and a Diploma of Museum Studies from Deakin University (1997). She is represented by Fehily Contemporary (Melbourne), Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art (Sydney) and The Cat Street Gallery (Hong Kong).