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Tim Shaw was born in Belfast in 1964 and lives in Cornwall. He was elected to The Royal Academy in 2013 and made a Fellow of The Royal British Society of Sculptors and a Fellow of Falmouth University the same year.

Shaw has had a number of significant solo shows throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally. Most recently the major public solo exhibition Black Smoke Rising, which toured from Mac Birmingham to Aberystwyth Arts Centre. During 2014, Shaw’s work featured in Reflections of War at Flowers Gallery, London, and Back Front the Front presents: Shock and Awe – Contemporary Artists at War and Peace at the Royal West of England Academy.

He has undertaken a number of public commissions including The Rites of Dionysos for The Eden Project, The Minotaur for The Royal Opera House and The Drummer for Lemon Quay, Truro. A more political side to his work became evident in a number of sculptures responding to the issues of terrorism and The Iraq War. Tank on Fire was awarded the selectors Threadneedle prize in 2008 and the installation Casting a Dark Democracy was reviewed in 2008 by Jackie Wullschlager of The Financial Times as ‘The most politically charged yet poetically resonant new work on show in London’.

Shaw has been supported by the Kappatos Athens Art Residency, The Kenneth Armitage Foundation, The British School of Athens and The Delfina Studio Trust through residencies in Greece and Spain, and a Fellowship in London. He is the current Artist Fellow at the Kate Hamburger Centre for Advance Study as ‘Law as Culture’ in Bonn, Germany.


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EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

1985 – 89
Falmouth College of Art – BA Hons Fine Art, First Class

1984 – 85
Manchester Polytechnic – Art Foundation


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Air is Blue, The Air, is Dangerous, F E McWilliam Gallery, Belfast Time Got Kicked Around, Kappatos Gallery, Athens
2013
Awaken from the Dream of Reality, Millennium
Parliament, Falmouth (curated by Olivia Gray)

2012
Why Bother With the Truth When the Myth is More Important, Riflemaker, London

2011
The Origins of The Drummer, Millennium, St.Ives

2009
Riflemaker presents at The Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London

2008
Casting A Dark Democracy, Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London
Future History, Goldfish Fine Art, Cornwall

2006
No Title, Goldfish, Cornwall
2005
Truro Cathedral, Cornwall

1999
La Corrida: Dreams In Red, Falmouth Public Art Gallery, Cornwall

1997
La Corrida: Dreams In Red, Duncan Campbell Gallery, London

1992
Fragments from the Middle World, Albemarle Gallery, London


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Rituals are tellers of us, Newlyn Art Gallery
Suspended Sentences, Smokehouse, Newlyn Limbo, Cornwall Art Biennale
Dark Rooms, Old School Helston
Mixed Winter, Millennium

2012
Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Sculptors’ Drawings, Works on Paper, Pangolin Gallery London
PiH Contemporaries Auction, Bonhams London
Launch Exhibition, Threadneedle Space, London
Mixed Winter, Millennium
2011
The Exquisite Trove , Newlyn Art Gallery
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
The Sculpture Show , Mullan Gallery, Belfast

2010
F. E McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Northern Ireland
The House of Fairy Tales, Millennium, St. Ives
The Uniques Store, Riflemaker, London

2009
Volta, Art Basel, Riflemaker
In The Mix, Pangolin, London

2008
Threadneedle Prize, shortlisted (Selectors Prize), London
Mixed / No Theme, Goldfish, Cornwall
Icons, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate

2007
Move, Goldfish at Vyner Street, London
Politics Pays Back, Kowalsky Gallery @ DACS, London
Margins, Sherborne House Open 07, Sherborne, Dorset
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Art Now Cornwall, Goldfish, Cornwall

2006
Spontaneous Combustion, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall

2006
Visiting Picasso, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

2005
Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum
Critic’s Choice, NSA, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
The Sculpture Show, Mullan Gallery, Belfast

2004
Drawing the Line, Newlyn Art Gallery
Bath Fringe Festival
Millfield Open Exhibition (first Prize)

2003
Truro Museum, Cornwall
Identity, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
Millfield Open Exhibition

2001
Obsession, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall

2000
Art 2000, Gordon Hepworth Gallery, London
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

1997
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (prize Winner)

1996
Casa Manilva, Spain

1993
Northampton Museum and Gallery
Images of Christ, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
Artists of Promise, Bonhams Gallery, London

1992
The Working Process, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall

1990
Summer Show, Albemarle Gallery, London

1985
The Otter Gallery, Belfast


PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

2012
The Green Man, Antony Estate, Torpoint , Cornwall

2009-11
The Drummer , Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall

2008
The Minotaur, The Royal Opera House, London

2000-4
Rites of Dionysus, The Eden Project, Cornwall


AWARDS / PRIZES

2013
Elected Member of the Royal Academy
Elected Honorary Fellow, Falmouth University Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors

2008
Selectors’ Award: Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries

2006
Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Fellowship Award

2005
The Mullan Prize, Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition
Prince of Wales Bursary Award, The British School at Athens

2003
First Prize, Millfield Open

1997
Prize Winner, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

1996
Delfina Studio Trust Award, Residency at Casa Manilva, Spain


COLLECTIONS

Arts Council
Carew-Pole Garden Trust
David Roberts Foundation
Delfina Foundation
Eden Project
Boyle Civic Collection
Cornwall County Council
Kenneth Armitage Foundation
Falmouth Art Gallery Collection
British School at Athens
UCA Farnham Collection


Selected Press/ Publications

2014
His dark Materials : Laura Gascoigne – RA Magazine
Reflection of War , Flower East – Gabriel Coxhead – Time Out
Provocative war art exhibition opens at RWA – Tim Friend – Aljazeera TV
NakedButSafe Magazine September NBS#7 – Interview with Dr.Sozita Goudouna

2013
Awaken from the Dream of Reality, Millennium 2011
The Origins of The Drummer, Millennium, Catalogue

2012
Aqnb online article: Soul Snatcher Possession

2011
The Shape of things to come: new sculpture, Brian Sewell, Evening Standard
It’s not all doom and gloom at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Brian Sewell, Evening Standard
The Genuine Article, Cornwall Today
Roger Taylor unveils controversial Cornish statue in Truro, Western Morning News

2009
The Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries, Financial Times
The New Curiosity Shop, GQ , Sophie Lewis
Casting A Dark Democracy review, Dazed magazine online
Casting A Dark Democracy review, Art Forum, Gilda Williams

2008
Casting A Dark Democracy review, Financial Times, Jackie Wullschlager
Casting A Dark Democracy, Critic’s Choice, FT
Casting A Dark Democracy review, Time Out, Francis Gooding
Casting A Dark Democracy, Critic’s Choice, Time Out
Future History, Goldfish, Catalogue
The Genuine Article, Cornwall Today, Alex Wade
Penzance Turns Regeneration into a Fine Art, The Observer, Alex Wade
No Bull – the Covent Garden Monster, The Evening Standard, Georgina Littejohn

2007
Politics Pays Back review, The Spectator, Mark Glazebrook
Is this the New Brutalism?, The Times, Hester Westley

2007
New Face of Cornish Art, The Times, Laura Gascoigne
Sherborne House OPEN 07, Big Issue August
Brian Sewell & the Art of Insulting your Hosts, The Independent, Ian Herbert
Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Richard Brooks
Move, Goldfish at Vyner Street, Catalogue

2006
No Title, Goldfish, Catalogue
NSA Summer Show, Goldfish Fine Art, Catalogue

2004
Summer Exhibition, South West Academy, Catalogue

2003
Landscapes & Desire, Catherine Tuck, Sutton Publishing
Catching the Wave: Art and Artists in Cornwall, Tom Cross, Halsgrove

2002
Art: N.S.A., Newlyn Society of Artists, Catalogue
Eden: Tim Smit, Bantam Press
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens

2000
20 Years of Contemporary Art, Falmouth Art Gallery, Catalogue

1993
Images of Christ, Religious Iconography in 20th Century British Art, Catalogue

1992
Exhibition review, Spectator, Giles Auty