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Kate Shaw is from Melbourne and earned a BFA at RMIT University in 1994.
Her painted collages re-interpret landscape painting and deal with the tensions and dichotomies in our depiction of the natural world and our relationship to it.
Shaw finds that movement of her paint and ink mix, when it is poured, resembles natural phenomena such as lava, landslides, or avalanches.
Once the paint is dry, she looks within the paint pour for shapes such as tree branches, cliffs or mountains, to cut up and use in her collage. The collage is finished with airbrushing.
In 2011, Shaw was part of the New Psychedelia exhibition at the University of Queensland and featured at KIAF International in Seoul, Korea. Her work has been exhibited extensively across the Unites States.
Kate’s work is part of numerous gallery, museum and corporate collections including the Museum of Brisbane, the University of Queensland Museum, the UQ Museum, Bendigo Art Gallery, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Tattersalls Club Collection, Westpac Collection, The Royal Bank of Scotland Collection, the Macquarie Group Collection, Royal Sydney Golf Club and the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria.
A number of publications have covered Kate’s work over the past 15 years, including the magazines Create Zine, Autumn issue (2018) Artlink, (2017) Fresh Paint Magazine and YEN Magazine (2016). Non fiction books include Screen Ecologies: Art Media and the Environment in the As ia Pacific Region (MIT Press 2016), Spectrum Index Book (Barcelona, 2013); Super Lux: Smart Light Art, by Davina Jackson (Thames and Hudson 2015) and The Macquarie Group Collection: The Land and Its Psyche (University of NSW, 2013).