George Shaw (b. 1966, Coventry). Studied BA Fine Art at Sheffield Polytechnic, UK (1982); and MA Painting, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (1998). For the last twenty years he has been making paintings of the landscape of his childhood and adolescence using Humbrol enamel paint. Shaw is one of the most influential painters living today and was nominated for the Turner Prize 2011. In 2014 he became the ninth Associate Artist at the National Gallery. Select solo exhibitions include My Back to Nature, The National Gallery, London, UK (2016); Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IR (2013); The Sly and Unseen Day, The South London Gallery, London UK (2013); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2011); I Woz Ere, The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry (2011); Looking for Baz, Shaz, Gaz and Daz, VOID, Derry, Northern Ireland (2010); Poets Day, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (2007); and Centre d ‘Art Contemporain, Geneva (2006). Select group exhibitions include REALITY, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich (2014); Out of Britain, National Museum of Bucharest (2013); Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (2011); British Art Show 7, Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Plymouth (2010).
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