March – April 2002
Shaw’s work explores group experience, issues of ownership, authorship, states of change and loss. Her projects are based on collaboration. In the past she has worked with residents of a tower block, a group of people with life-threatening illness, and employees at a ceramic factory. Together, visual and sculpture forms were produced, such as a 12-piece dining set with conversations embroidered on the tablecloth, the periodic table made with ceramic tiles which represent years of life, and a drawing of a teacup stamped on waste porcelain forms.
An artist, curator, and organizer, Shaw has been awarded the Amstelveen Art Incentive Prize. She is the founder of Baab, an artist-led initiative to explore geographical and cultural distance through exchanges. Shaw received her Ph.D. in Fine Art Practice and Theory from Liverpool Art School, Liverpool John Moores University. Her work has been exhibited at Static2 in Liverpool, the Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, and in Melbourne, Australia.