Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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George Shaw


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from Mark Wallinger, Artist

Year 2015
Medium Pencil on paper
Dimensions 30 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

George Shaw:

George Shaw (b. 1966, Coventry) lives and works in Devon. Graduated from Royal College of Art, London (1998); and Sheffield Polytechnic (1992). Awards include the South Bank Sky Arts Awards (2017); and the Paris Studio Award, Cite International Des Arts (1997). Residencies include Residency at the National Gallery, London (2014-16). Select solo exhibitions include The Lost of England, MARUANI MERCIER, Brussels (2017); My Back to Nature, National Gallery, London (2016); Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2013); The Sly and Unseen Day, South London Gallery, London (2013); The Sly and Unseen Day and Payne's Grey, 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 (2010); Poets Day, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (2007); and Centre d ‘Art Contemporain, Geneva (2006). Select group exhibitions include House Work, Victoria Miro Mayfair, London (2017); British Arts Council Collection touring, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Kita (2015); REALITY, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich (2014); Out of Britain, National Museum of Bucharest, Bucharest (2013); Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (2011); British Art Show 7, Nottingham and touring (2010).

See George Shaw's profile in our Directory

George Shaw always contributes a drawn pencil portrait of a deceased person, often a character from a b movie or tv sitcom of the 1970 or 80s. The drawing of Jesus is Robert Powell from the TV film ‘Jesus of Nazareth’. When it came out in 1977 it was a sensation and for years the image of Powell was how the artist imagined Christ.