1997 Diploma of Museum Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne

1994 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts Honors (Painting) RMIT University, Melbourne


2014   ART 14, Fehily Contemporary, London

2014   Uncanny Valley, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2014   Luminous Worlds, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria

2013   Fjallkonan, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

2013   Auckland Art Fair, Fehily Contemporary, Auckland

2013   Nightingale, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

2011   Wilderness of Mirrors, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

2011   KIAF, Sullivan and Strumpf, COEX, Soeul

2011   Liquefaction, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2010   Irrational Geographic, Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney

2010   Phosphorescent, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2010  Room 1, Flux Factory, New York

2010   Spilling Twilight, Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane and 212 Projects, New York

2009   Meridian, Sullivan and Strumpf, Fine Art, Sydney

2009   Underground Sun, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2008   Visitant, 24hrART Contemporary Artspace, Darwin

2008   Drifter, Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane

2008   Redux, Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney

2007   Mirror Matter, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2007   Hell and Highwater, Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney

2006   Pattern Recognition, Luxe Gallery, New York

2006   InFlux, Alluvial Gallery, Bendigo

2006   Lands End, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne

2005   Earthly Delights, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne

2003   Process Colour,Conical Gallery, Melbourne

1999   Lightlife, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne

1998   DJ Betty Ford, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne

1995   Just the Block, collaboration with Natasha Johns-Messenger,

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne


2014   Conquest of Space, COFA Gallery, Sydney (curated by Andrew Frost)

 2014   In Your Dreams, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick  (curated by Edwina Bartllem [catalogue])

 2014   Vertigo(curated by Claire-Anna Watson [catalogue]) touring with Asialink:

            Galeri Soemardja, Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia

            Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Taipei, Taiwan

            POSCO Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea    

            2013   New Horizons, Gippsland Gallery, Victoria (curated by Simon Gregg [catalogue])

2013   Spatial Dialogues: Keitai Mizu, Shibuya,Tokyo (curated by Larissa Hjorth)

2013   Sim Sal a Bim, SIM, Reyjavik, Iceland

2013   Dreamtime, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco

2013   To Deny Our Nothingness, Brooklyn Gallery, New York (curated by Carolina Puente)

2012   Everywhere but Here (curated by Fleur Watson) Blindside, Melbourne

2012   Flowers for You, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York

2012  Inspiring Artists: Recipients of NAVA Grants Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW (curated by Cheryl Farrell [catalogue])

2012   Mangae, Korean Women’s Art Association, Parliament House, Sydney

2012   Space Oddity, S Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2011   Seeing to a Distance, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne (curated by Amanda Morgan)

2011   New Psychedelia University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane  (curated by Sebastian Moody, [catalogue])

2011   Together in Harmony for 50 Years, KWASS, Korea Foundation Culture Centre, Seoul

2011   Arboreal, Macquarie University Gallery, Sydney (curators, Rhonda Davis and Andrew Simpson [catalogue])

2011   Inhabit Fiesta, City of Brisbane Laneway Festival, Brisbane

2010   Missing Link Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn (curated by Martha Kirszenbaum)

2010   Lost in Painting, Diane Tanzer gallery, Melbourne (curated by Olivia Polini)

2010   I found it, I broke it, I stole it  Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York (curated by Nathalia Mount)

2010   Lumen Stanton Island Atlantic Salt Factory, New York (curated by Ginger Schulick)

2010   Possibility of a Painting Chelsea Hotel, New York (curated by Tara de la Gaza)

2009   NADA, Miami, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Miami

2009 Auckland Art Fair, Nellie Castan Gallery, Auckland 2009   Spectrum, ACGA Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne 

2008   CIGE, Beijing Art Fair, Luxe Gallery, Beijing

2008   Singular, Luxe Gallery, New York Galleries building, New York (curated by Stephan Stoyanov)

2007   U Turn, Glendale College Art Gallery, Los Angeles  (curated by Larissa Hjorth and Kate Shaw [catalogue])

2007   Places, Luxe Gallery,New York Galleries building, New York (curated by Stephan Stoyanov)

2006   FIAC, Luxe Gallery, Grand Palais and Louvre, Paris

2006   Create, Sustainable Living Festival, BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

2005    Paper Chase, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne (curated by Olivia Polini)

2005  Selekta, Westspace, Melbourne  [catalogue]

2004   Simply Drawn, Luxe Gallery,New York Galleries building, New York (curated by Stephan Stoyanov) 

2004  Flora Nova, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2003   Home Loan, Delfin Display Homes ‘Warehouse Conversions’, Caroline Springs (curated by Kate Shaw and Larissa Hjorth) c

1998   Postal Presence, Stripp Gallery, Next Wave Festival (curated by Ester Pierini and Larissa Hjorth)

1997   Just Looking, City of Yarra and Gertrude Contemporary public art project (curated by Charlotte Day [catalogue])


2013   Jackson, Davina: “Ge(il)logical Visions: Kate Shaw’s Astral Landscapes”

2013   Dee, Lee: “Guest Artist: Kate Shaw” Yen Mag, 30 October shaw/

2013   Davey, Pip: “Asleep or Awake”Art Collector supplement Auckland Art Fair

2013   Brown, Phil: “Beauty in a Toxic Beast” Brisbane Times, 25 May

2013   Fitzgerald, Michael: “The Rainbow Connection” Harpers Bizarre April p. 184

2013   Werkmeister, Sarah: “Kate Shaw: Diamond Dust”, Four Thousand, May

2013   Verfhond 2013 A thousand Living Painters, May 2013

2013   R Deepa: “Surrealistic Landscape Painting of Kate Shaw”, Amazing Tech Zone, December, 2012 2012   Breaux, Adrienne “Featured Artist: Kate Shaw” 2 Modern Blog, 15 August, 2012

2012   Moody, Sebastian: “Psychedelia Now” Art and Australia, Vol 49, No 4, Winter 2012

2012   Crawford, Ashley: “Back to the Land” Financial Review, 3 March 2012

2012   Morse, Abby “Kate Shaw’s Beautiful Acidic Landscapes” Beautiful Decay, November 6, 2012

2012   Cover, Art Collector supplement, Hong Kong Art Fair 2012   Haley, Steve: (cover) “Amping Up the Magic Hour”, Artlink: Contemporary Art of Australia and the Asia Pacific, Vol 31 No 4, 2011 p 36

2012   Rule, Dan: review, Around the Galleries, The Age, 17 August 2011

2011   Tepasse, Julia “Colourful Shining Landscapes by Kate Shaw” Lost at E Minor, 5 August, 2011

2011   Stubbins, Sinead “Kate Shaw’s Ice-Cream Landscapes’ LifeLounge 22July 2011

2011   “Kate Shaw” I Need a Guide, 3 August, 2011

2011   “Kate Shaw” We Occupy, 26 July, 2011

2011   Moshakis, Alex: “Kate Shaw”, It’s Nice That, 26 July 2011

2011   Burton, Helen: “The Evolution of Work, Kate Shaw: Liquidity”, Insight Magazine, Issue 4, 2011, p 29

2010   “Kate Shaw” Boooom, 18 November 2010

2010   Mitchell, Fleur: “Shaw Thing”, The Blackmail, December 2010

2010 Phillips, Isobel:  “Rock Life” The Art Life, November 2010

2010   Greco, Nell: “Irrational Geographic” The Two thousands, November 2010

2009   Robinson, Debbie: ‘Kate Shaw – Underground Sun: Nellie Castan Gallery’ Arts Hub, 13 August 2009

2009   Crawford, Ashley: ‘Under $5,000 – Kate Shaw’ Australian Art Collector, I   ssue 49 July – September 2009, p 186 – 187

2009   “Landscape of the Wynne” Artscape, ABCTV, March 2009

2009   Adams, Kate: “Kate Shaw” Artist Profile, Issue 6, 2009, p 24-25

2008   “10 Recommended Shows for August and September: Kate Shaw”, Drifter, Art World Issue 4, August September 2008

2008   Gibson, Prue: “Double Vision”, Vogue Australia, April 2008, p 120-121.

2007   Clement, Tracey: “Kate Shaw: Hell and High Water preview” Australian Art Collector, Issue 40, April-June 2007, p 276

2006   Crawford, Ashley: ’Lands End: review’, The Sunday Age, 23July

2005   Backhouse, Megan: ’Delightful Show’, The Age, A2, 12 February 2005

2005   King, Natalie: Visual Arts Report, ABC Radio 774 review ‘Earthly Delights’ 13 February 2005

2005   Bantick, Chris: “Undulations of Vegas” The Age,  19 February 2005

2005   Crawford, Ashley: “Earthly Delights”, review, The Sunday Age, 6 February 2005

2004   Interview with Vincent O’Donnell, ‘Simply Drawn’, Arts Alive, Radio National, 11 July 2004




Macquarie Group Collection

Museum of Brisbane

Rochampton Regional Gallery

Royal Sydney Golf Club

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

University of Queensland Museum

Westpac Collection

Private Collections Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Korea



Spectrum Index Book, Barcelona, 2013

Beaumont, Julian; Fenner, Felicity; McDonald; The Macquarie Group Collection: The Land and Its Psyche,University of NSW, Sydney, 2013

Stover, William: Fjallkonan Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne October 2013

Moody, Sebastian; Colless, Edward; Pennings, Mark: New Pschedelia UQ Art Museum, Brisbane 2011

Farrell, Cheryl; Inspiring Artists, Maitland Regional Gallery, 2012

Davis, Rhonda; Simpson, Andrew: Arboreal, Macquarie University Art Gallery, 2011

Wrann, Kirsten: Redux, Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney 2008

Crawford, Ashley; Hjorth, Larissa; Shaw, Kate; U Turn, Arena Printing, Melbourne 2007

Ed, Day Charlotte, A Short Ride in A Fast Machine: Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces 1985-2005, Black Inc, Melbourne, 2005, pp. 190, 221, 222

Barlow, Geraldine: Earthly Delights, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne, 2005

Hjorth, Larissa; Shaw, Kate; Colless, Edward: Home Loan, Arena Printing, Melbourne, 2003



2014   Scegg Redlands Prize, Finalist,

2014   Australia Council for the Arts 2014 Wynne Prize, Finalist 2014 Prudential Eye Award, Nominee

2013   Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Finalist

2013   Dame Joan Sutherland Fund

2012   Artists Wanted 2011 Year in Review (Painting), New York, Winner

2012   John Leslie Memorial Prize,Gippsland Regional Gallery, Finalist

2012   John Fries Memorial Prize, Gaffa Gallery Highly Commended

2012   Gold Prize, Finalist, Rockhampton Regional Gallery

2012   Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Finalist

2011   Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Finalist

2010   Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Award, Finalist

2010   Arts Victoria International Fund, Cultural Exchange

2010   Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Finalist

2009   Salon de Refuse, SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney, Finalist

2009   Tattersalls Art Prize, Finalist

2008   Fleurieu Art Prize, Fleurieu Biennale, Finalist

2008   John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Regional Gallery, Finalist

2008   Fisher Ghost Art Award, Finalist

2007   ABN AMRO Emerging Art Award, Finalist

2007   Arts Victoria International Fund

2006   ABN AMRO Emerging Art Award, Finalist

2006   Arts Victoria, International Fund

2005   Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Finalist

2005   Darebin Latrobe Acquisitive Art Prize, Finalist

2004   Metro 5 Art Prize, Finalist

2003   Australia Council for the Arts, Development Fund

1998   Besen Family Foundation

1998   Arts Victoria

1998   Australian Film Commission



2014   Point B Worklodge, New York

2013   SIM, Reyjavik, Iceland

2013   Point B Worklodge, New York

2012   Point B Worklodge, New York

2010   Residency Unlimited and Flux Factory, New York

2008   24 HrArt Contemporary Art Space, Darwin

2008   Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne



2013   Scarf designs, Front Row Society, Berlin

2011   Large scale projections on the William Jolly Bridge, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane,

2010   Mural for Spencer Lane, Urban Art Projects, Brisbane

2009   Painting, Macquarie Bank, Sydney



2007   U Turn, co-curated with Larissa Hjorth, Glendale Community College Gallery, Los Angeles

2003   Home Loan, co-curated with Larissa Hjorth, Delfin Display Homes, Caroline Springs

1999   Melbourne International Biennial ‘Signs of LIfe’, Melbourne, Projects Manager

1997   @, Curator, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

1996-98 Gertrude Contemporary, Acting Assistant Director/Program Manager, Melbourne

1995   Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Assistant Curator




2002-2007 NMIT, Koorie Services, Coordinator, Art and Design, Certificate IV

2008 Color workshop, Warlayirti Artists, Wirrimanu, Western Australia

2002 Victorian College of the Arts, Summer School




2007 Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training, NMIT, Melbourne