David Shaw


David Shaw


Born in 1965 in Rochester, NY. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


In 1987 he graduated from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.                 



David Shaw’s artworks are ritually engaged with nature and develop a reflection on technology and on the relationship between human, nature and culture.

Sculptures made with branches, elemental stuff of the natural world that “dialogues” with holographic foil and glass, which, as abstract allegory, cross-breed nature and technology provoking the viewer to adapt to new and unfamiliar visual sensations.


Since 1987 Shaw is actives with solo and group shows in the United States and Europe, among wich PS1 MOMA, NY; Feature Inc, New York City; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Galleria Astuni, Bologna, Italy;  Gallerie Analix, Geneva, Svizzera. 

Born in Rochester, NY  1965. Lives and work in Brooklyn, NY



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

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







David Shaw, Feature Inc, New York City, NY




Hangup, Feature Inc, New York City, NY

David Shaw, Feature Inc, New York City, NY



David Shaw: Inuverse, Feature Inc, New York City, NY



Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL. 



David Shaw, Feature, New York, NY. 



Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL. 

Galleria Astuni, Pietrasanta, Italy. 



Feature Inc, New York City, NY     

Feature Inc, New York City, NY



MduB, F, H, and g, Montreal, Quebec. 

Feature Inc, New York City, NY



Feature Inc, New York City, NY



Gallerie Analix, Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair, NY




Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY 



Ideal, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY 

Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy.

White Room, White Columns, New York, NY 



Gallerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland.

Vehicles, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY



Berland/Hall Gallery, New York, NY                    

Dooley LeCappellaine, New York, NY                   

fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY. 



Arbitrary Boundaries, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY







Swing State, Jane Kim Gallery, NY



I’d like to walk on the moon - Galleria Enrico Astuni – Bologna, Bologna



Material Deposits - Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Museums, Galleries, Homes and other stories - Galleria Enrico Astuni – Bologna, Bologna

A Strange Alchemy - BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York City, NY



Bubble Raft - Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL



Fluid Boundaries - Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC

skulture - Feature Inc, New York City, NY

Beautiful/Decay: A to Z - Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



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



Arcadia, Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY. 


Five05, curated by Russell Calabrese, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY.

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

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



The Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, curated by Bob Nickas/Steve LaFreniere

PS1 MOMA, Queens, NY 



Druid:  Wood As A Superconductor, curated by David Hunt, Space 101,

Brooklyn, NY

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



Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, curated by Scott Hug,

John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Wish You Were Here, Revolution, Ferndale, MI

Ballpoint Inklings, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington

John Torreano, Nancy Shaver, David Shaw, Jim Iserman, curated by Hudson,

M du B, F, H and g, Montreal, Canada

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



Miss Univers, Art : Concept, Paris

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

aquamarine, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY



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

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

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

Lightness, curated by Amy Steigbigel, Visual Arts Gallery, New York

New York Projects, curated by Luke Dowd, Delfina, London

Hairy Forearm’s Self-Refferal, Feature Inc., New York, NY

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

Photasm, curated by Peter Dudek, Union College, Schenectady, NY



Would Have Had, curated by Hudson, Cabinet, London, UK

Aqua-Agua, Revolution, Ferndale, MI



Group exhibition, Feature Inc., New York, NY



Yoyogaga, Feature Inc., New York, NY




Beauty and the Beast, Unlimited, Athens, Greece

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

Entfernte Bekannte, curated by Roland Herzog, Binz39 Sihlquai, Zurich

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



More Than Real, Royal Palace of Casserta, Naples, Italy



H2O, Yancy Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

Ambiant, Art: Concept, Nice, France



Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

Update, White Columns, New York, NY

Inventario 3,  Loft Art Club, Valdagno, Italy

R.A.S.:  Nothing to Report,  Gallerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland. Curated by Gianni Romano



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



Pretty Visible,  curated by Gianni Romano,  Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, Italy

Let The Great Constellation Of Flickering Ashes Be Heard, Feature, New York, NY



Stand Ins  in the Four Walls’ Model, curated by Craig Kalpakjian,

P.S.1, Brooklyn, NY

Revolving Exhibition  Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY

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

Outside Possibilities  curated by Bill Arning, at the Rushmore Festival,

Woodbury, NY



Huma Bhabha, Tom Freidman, David Shaw, Sally Webster 

Feature, New York, NY

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

Value  Dooley LeCappellaine Gallery, New York,  NY

Bacher, Forg, Forrest, Gonzalez-Torres, Koons, Leung, Mitchell, Parsons,                  

Pistoletto, Richter, Shaw, Webster, Zobernig, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

White Bird curated by Hudson, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

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



Godhead  Feature, New York, NY



13 Artists  Broadway, Walker and White, New York, NY



Curated Exhibitions



Grass and Honey, including Huma Bhabha, Jennifer Coates, Susan Jennings,

Nancy Shaver, and Jennifer Sirey at Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY.







2007:             LeBlanc, Marc, “David Shaw,” Beautiful/Decay, Issue T


2006:              “There Ain’t No Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow,” curated by Lisa Kirk, Visual Arts Journal, Spring, 8, 10 (reproductions)


2004:             Heughes, Millree, “David Shaw,”  The Future Magazine,



2001:              Schmitz, Edgar, “New York Projects, “ Kunstforum International, www.kunstforum.de/zeitmodelle/archiv/iv/index152.htm.


2000:             Coomer, Martin, “New York Projects,” Time Out London, p.52,

                                   August 23-30, 2000.

                       Ratnam, Niru S., “Gallery Controlled Diet,” The Face, p.133, N.43, August 2000.

                       McLaren, Duncan, “Pick Of The Galleries,”  The Independent On Sunday,

                                   August 2000

                       Wilsher, Mark, “New York Projects,” What’s On In London, August 16, 2000.         

                       Moffatt, Laura, “New York Projects,” Art Monthly, p.35-6, N.239,

                                   September, 2000.

                       Ebony, David, “David Shaw at Feature,” Art In America, p.129,

                                   June, 2000.


1999:             Ebony, David, “New York Top Ten:  David Shaw at Feature,” ARTNET,

                                   December, 1999.


1998:             Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, p. E43,                                                                       November 20, 1998.

                       Ebony, David, “Check-Out Time At Gramercy Hotel,” Art In America, p.23,

                                   July, 1998.


1997:             Greene, David A., “New York Fax,” Art issues., p. 33, Jan/Feb 1997.


1996:             Spalding, Kelly, “David Shaw,” artsMedia, December 1996.

                       Newhall, Edith, “David Shaw,” New York Magazine, Arts-Talent,

                                   November 18, 1996.

                       Mendelsohn, John, “David Shaw at Caren Golden Fine Art,” ARTNET,                                                           November, 1996.

                       Ebony, David, “David Shaw at Caren Golden,” ARTNET

                                   November, 1996.

                       Levin, Kim, “David Shaw,” The Village Voice, Voice Choice,

                                   November 5, 1996


1995:             Aletti, Vince, “H2O,” The Village Voice, Voice Choice, August 9, 1995.

                       Vine, Richard, “David Shaw,” Art in America, April 1995.

                       Smith, Roberta, “David Shaw,” New York Times, Art in Review,

                                   January 13, 1995.

                       Levin, Kim, “David Shaw,” The Village Voice, Voice Choice,

                                   January 10, 1995


1994:             Mollica, Franco, “Tom Freidman, David Shaw,” Tema Celeste, page 64,                                                        Autumn, 1994.

                       Perretta, Gabriele, “Tom Freidman, David Shaw,” Flash Art (Italian                                                              Edition), Summer 1994.

                       Romano, Gianni, “Vehicles to Somewhere,” Rein a signaler  exhibition                                                         catalogue, Gallerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland, June 1994.

                       Trione, Vincenzo, “De Soto, Ulisside del Bello,” Il Matino, May 27, 1994.


1993:             Romano, Gianni, “David Shaw,” Zoom, n. 125,  page 9, Sept./Oct. 1993.

                       Angéle, Blaise, radio interview, station Couleur 3, Laussanne,                                                                        Switzerland, September 25, 1993.

                       Chauvy, Laurence, “Les Traces et les Vestiges de David Shaw,”                                                                     Journal de Genéve, September 22, 1993.

                       Romano, Gianni, “In and Out Liquid Architectures,” Temporale, n.31,                                                          pp.34-37, September 1993.

                       Romano, Gianni, “The Vision Thing,” Pretty Visible exhibition catalogue,                                          Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, Italy, May 1993.


1992:             Bernardi, David, “News Reviews,” FlashArt, page 149,                                                                        May /June 1992.

                       Faust, Gretchen, “New York in Review,” Arts Magazine,                                                                                  page 84, Vol.66 No.6, February 1992.

                       Levin, Kim, “Choices,” The Village Voice, page 69, January 14, 1992

                       “Dealers & Galleries,” The Art Newspaper, No.14, page 21,                                                                            January 1992.


1991:             McCracken, David, “Gallery Scene,” The Chicago Tribune,                                                                              section 7, page 54, August 30, 1991.


Exhibition Catalogues


            David Shaw, Galeria Astuni, 2005

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

            More Than Real, PalazzoReale-Casserta, Italy, 1996

            Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994

            Rien a Signaler, Gallerie Analix, Switzerland, 1994

            Pretty Visible, Gallerie Massimo Minini, Italy, 1993