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David Shaw


Born in Rochester, NY  1965

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Individual Exhibitions

2017    “Through.” Clifford Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. March.


2016    “Other Fires” Envoy Enterprises, NY. September.


2015    “Beam” 33 Orchard, presented by Jane Kim. November.

            “Dear Everything,” Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY. October.

            “Hang-ups and Xs” St-Gauden’s National Historic Site. May.


2014    “Gem” Upfront, Feature Inc., NY.  February.


2013    “Eat Out” Feature Inc. New York.  October.


2009    "inuverse" Feature Inc.,New York, NY.  May.


2008    Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL.  April.


2006    Feature Inc., New York, NY.  November.


2005    Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL.  September.

            Galleria Astuni, Pietrasanta, Italy.  March.


2004    Feature Inc., New York, NY.  May.

            Feature Inc., New York, NY.  February.


2003    MduB, F, H, and g, Montreal, Quebec.  March.

            Feature Inc., New York, NY.  January.


1999    Feature Inc., New York, NY.  November.


1998    Gallerie Analix, Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair, NY.  May.


1996    Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY.  October.


1994   "Ideal" Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY.  December.

            Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy.  May--September.

            White Room, White Columns, New York, NY.  January.


1993    Gallerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland.  September.

            "Vehicles" Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.  April.


1992    *Berland/Hall Gallery, New York, NY.  February.

            *Dooley LeCappellaine, New York, NY.  February.

            *fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY.  January.


1987    "Arbitrary Boundaries" Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.  April.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    "Relational Sets" Eckert Fine Art, Kent, CT. May.

2017    "Green" Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY. June.


2016    “Bedazzled” Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY. September.

            “9 Sculptures” BravinLee Programs, NY. March.


2015    “Naked Runaway” curated by Constance Walsh, Middle Collegiate Church, NYC, October.

            “Apples Turn to Water” curated by Max Razdow and Kari Adelaide, Spring/Break Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, March.


2014    “Improvised Showboat,” curated by Britton & Keeting, Bushwick, NY. October.

            “Let’s Go Let Go” 33 Orchard, NY. June.


2013    "Collider" for NADA Art Fair, Pier 39, NY. May.

            "Swing State" curated by Jane Kim, 119 Hester St. NY. April


2012    "Punt" Feature Inc. December.

            "I’d Like to Walk on the Moon" Galleria Astuni, Bologna, Italy. January.


2011     "Material Deposits" Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA. July.

             Galleria Astuni, Bologna, Italy. June.

             "Off Modern" HL23, curated by Sara Meltzer and Sandra Antelo-Suarez. April.

             "Kompass" Zeichnungen aus dem MOMA, NY”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. March.

             "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s" Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA. March.

             "A Strange Alchemy"  Rotunda Gallery, New York; curated by Persis Singh. January.


2010     "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s"  Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. October.

             "Bubble Raft"  Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL. September.

             "Friends in High Places" curated by Zach Needler and Adrian Ting, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

2009    "Skulture" Feature Inc., New York, NY.  December.

            "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960's" San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX.  October.

            "Flash" curated by Daniel Goodwin, Prospect Range, Brooklyn, NY.  March.

            "Beautiful/Decay" curated by Amir Fallah, Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA. March.


2008    "Zero" curated by Drew Heitzler and Flora Wiegmann, Champion Fine Art @ Rental Gallery, New York, NY.  October.

            "Shit" Feature Inc., New York, NY.  September.

            "Object Salon" curated by Bob Nickas, Honey Space, NY, NY.  March.


2007    "Arcadia" Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY.  July.


2005    "Five05" curated by Russell Calabrese, Sandra Gering Gallery, NY, NY.  July.

            "Color Theory" curated by Kenise Barnes, The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY.  May.

            "The sun rises in the evening" Feature Inc., New York, NY.  May.


2004    "The Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity" curated by Bob Nickas/Steve LaFreniere PS1 MOMA, Queens, NY.  June.


2003    "Druid:  Wood As A Superconductor" curated by David Hunt, Space 101, Brooklyn, NY.  September.

            "Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show" curated by Scott Hug, galerie du jour agnes b., Paris.  September.


2002    "Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show" curated by Scott Hug, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, December.

            "Wish You Were Here" Revolution, Ferndale, MI.  September.

            "Ballpoint Inklings" Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.  June.

            "John Torreano, Nancy Shaver, David Shaw, Jim Iserman" curated by Hudson, M du B, F, H and g, Montreal, Canada. July.

            "Oxygen" curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, MD, White Box, New York, NY.  February.


2001    "Miss Univers" Art : Concept, Paris.  December.

            "David Shaw/Ben Sneed" Feature Inc., New York, NY.  November

            "aquamarine" Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY.  July.


2000    "City Of Lights: Art Walk" curated by Simon Watson, Christofle Silver Inc., New York, NY. November

            "Photasm" curated by Peter Dudek, Hunter College, New York, NY. 

            "Grok Terance Mckenna Dead" Feature Inc., New York, NY. August.

            "Lightness" curated by Amy Steigbigel, Visual Arts Gallery, New York.  August.

            "New York Projects" curated by Luke Dowd, Delfina, London.  July.

            "Hairy Forearm's Self-Refferal" Feature Inc., New York, NY.  February.

            "Bubbles" Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, curated by Edith Doove, Belgium.

            "Open the Pod Bay Doors Hal" Feature Inc., New York, NY

            "2002" curated by Hudson, M du B, F, H and g, Montreal, Canada. January.

            "Photasm" curated by Peter Dudek, Union College, Schenectady, NY.  January.


1999   "Would Have Had" curated by Hudson, Cabinet, London, UK.  July.

           "Aqua-Agua" Revolution, Ferndale, MI. July.

            Group exhibition, Feature Inc., New York, NY.  January.


1998    "Yoyogaga" Feature Inc., New York, NY.  November.


1997    "Beauty and the Beast" Unlimited, Athens, Greece. February.

            "Dead-Fit Beauty" curated by Peter Dudek, Hunter College, NY.  February.

            "Entfernte Bekannte" curated by Roland Herzog, Binz39 Sihlquai, Zurich.  April.

            "Frankensteinian" curated by Stuart Horodner, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY.  May.


1996    "More Than Real"  Royal Palace of Casserta, Naples, Italy.  January. (catalogue available)


1995    "H2O"  Yancy Richardson Gallery, New York, NY.  July.

            "Ambiant, Art" Concept, Nice, France.  June.


1994    "Promising Suspects"  The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.  October--January.  (catalogue available)

            "Update" White Columns, New York, NY.  September.

            "Inventario 3" Loft Art Club, Valdagno, Italy.  June.

            "R.A.S.:  Nothing to Report"  Gallerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland. curated by Gianni Romano. June.  (catalogue available)

             Paul Ramirez-Jonas and David Shaw,  Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.  February.


1993    "Pretty Visible"  curated by Gianni Romano,  Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, Italy.  May--September.  (catalogue available)     

            "Let The Great Constellation Of Flickering Ashes Be Heard" curated by Hudson, Feature, New York, NY.  January.


1992    "Stand Ins" in the Four Walls' Model, curated by Craig Kalpakjian, P.S.1, Brooklyn, NY.  November.

            "Revolving Exhibition" Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY.  June.

            "In Praise Of Folly" John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.  May.

            "Outside Possibilities" curated by Bill Arning, at the Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, NY.  June.


1991    *Huma Bhabha, Tom Freidman, David Shaw, Sally Webster, Feature, New York, NY.  December.

            "Unlearning" curated by Kenny Schachter, 142 Greene St., New York, NY. December.

            "Value" Dooley LeCappellaine Gallery, New York,  NY.  September.

            "Bacher, Forg, Forrest, Gonzalez-Torres, Koons, Leung, Mitchell, Parsons, Pistoletto, Richter, Shaw, Webster, Zobernig" Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY.  July.

            "White Bird" curated by Hudson, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL.  September.

            "Open Bar" curated by Kenny Schachter, Flamingo East, New York, NY.  August.


1990    "Godhead"  Feature, New York, NY.  September.


1989    13 Artists  Broadway, Walker and White, New York, NY.  December.


*project involving Untitled(diving board), 1991.





Peter S. Reed Foundation Award. 2015

St. Gaudens Memeorial Exhibition Award.  2015

St. Gaudens Memeorial Exhibition Award.  2013

Nancy Graves Foundation Award for Visual Artists.  2008



Museum Of Modern Art, New York, NY.

The Artphilein Foundation in Liechtenstein.


Exhibitions Curated

2004    "Grass and Honey" including Huma Bhabha, Jennifer Coates, Susan Jennings, Nancy Shaver, Jennifer Sirey at Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY.



2016-present Board Member, Director Of Feature Hudson Foundation

2010 Adjunct Professor, NYU Steinhardt School Art Department

1987-90 Work/Study Assistant, Casting Department, School of Visual Arts

Exhibition Catalogues

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Catalogue Raissone, Museum of Modern Art,  2009

David Shaw, Kevin Bruk Gallery, 2005

David Shaw, Galleria Astuni, 2005

Photasm, Hunter College of the City of New York, 2000

More Than Real, PalazzoReale-Casserta, Italy, 1996Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994

Rien a Signaler, Gallerie Analix, Switzerland, 1994

Pretty Visible, Gallerie Massimo Minini, Italy, 1993




1987    B.A. cum laude and honors, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

1987    School of Visual Arts (unmatriculated), New York, NY.

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