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Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw was born in Belfast and currently lives and works in the West of England. He was elected to The Royal Academy in 2013. And was also made a Fellow of The Royal British Society of Sculptors and a Fellow of Falmouth University the same year.


Shaw has had a number of significant solo shows throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally. Most recently the major public solo exhibition ‘Black Smoke Rising’, toured to mac Birmingham and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, with further dates and locations to be announced. During 2014, Shaw’s work featured in ‘Reflections of War‘ at Flowers Gallery in London, and ‘Back Front the Front presents: Shock and Awe – Contemporary Artists at War and Peace’ at the Royal West of England Academy.


He has undertaken a number of public commissions including ‘The Rites of Dionysos’ for the Eden Project, ‘The Minotaur’ for The Royal Opera House and ‘The Drummer’ in Truro City Centre. A more political side to his work became evident in a number of sculptures responding to issues such as terrorism and the war in Iraq such as ‘Tank on Fire’, awarded the selectors’ choice Threadneedle prize in 2008, and the installation ‘Casting a Dark Democracy’, which Jackie Wullschlager of Financial Times stated was ‘The most politically charged yet poetically resonant new work on show in London’.


Shaw has been supported by the Kappatos Gallery in Athens, The Kenneth Armitage Foundation, The British School of Athens and The Delfina Studio Trust through residencies in Greece and Spain, and a Fellowship in London.

Courtesy of the artist’s website.