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Jim Shaw

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Midland, Michigan

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Representing galleries
Bernier Eliades Gallery, Massimo De Carlo, Metro Pictures, Blum & Poe, Praz-Delavallade - Paris

Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Simon Lee
Oct, 2015 Drawing | The Bottom Line
Oct, 2015 The End is Here
New Museum
Mar, 2015 Entertaining Doubts


Born 1952 in Midland, Michigan, lives and works in Los Angeles.


Attended University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1974, BFA; California Institute of the Arts, 1978, MFA


"Left Behind," CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux
"New Works," Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens
Praz-Delavallade, Paris (and 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007)
Simon Lee Gallery, London
Patrick Painter, Los Angeles (2008-2009) (and in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Metro Pictures, New York (and 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
Praz-Delavallade, Berlin
"Distorted Faces & Portraits," Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva (cat.)
"The Donner Party," P.S.1, New York
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy (and 1992, 1996, 2002)
Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Greece (and 2003)
Emily Tsingou Gallery, London (and 2001, 2004)
"O," Magasin Center of Contemporary Art, Grenoble, France; Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (cat.)
Swiss Institute, New York
"Jim Shaw: Thrift Store Paintings," Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Rupertinum, Salzburg
"Everything Must Go," Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Musée d\'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneve; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (catalogue)
The Deep Gallery, Tokyo
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica
Cabinet Gallery, London
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica (and 1990, 1992)
Texas Gallery, Houston
"Jim Shaw: My Mirage," St. Louis Museum of Art
Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
Feature, New York (and 1991)
Dennis Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles


"Destroy All Monsters: Hungry for Death," AMP, Athens
"PortugalArte 10," Lisbon
"Rive Gauche/Rive Droite," organized by Marc Jancou Contemporary, Paris
"Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection," New Museum, New York
"Insiders Experience, Practices, Know-how," CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux (2009-2010)
"Depression," Marres Centre of Contemporary Culture, The Netherlands
"I dreamed I was taller than Jonathan Borofsky," Musée les Abattoirs, Toulouse
"Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Collection," The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009-2010)
"Experimenta Folklore," Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2008-2009)
"Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles (cat.)
"Political Corect," BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
"Blasted Allegories: Works from the Ringier Collection," Kunstmuseum, Luzern (cat.)
"Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Amateurs," CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
"2008 Busan Biennale," Busan, Korea
"Less is less and more is more," CAPC Musée D'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
"Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix," LiFE International Space for Emerging Arts, Saint-Nazaire, France; Museion Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra, Spain (2008-2010) (cat.)
"Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Musée D'Art Contemporain, Montréal (2007-2009) (cat.)
"Eden's Edge: Fifteen LA Artists," The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (cat.)
Metro Pictures, New York (and 2006, 2003, 2002)
"Fifth Interpretation of the Collection," La Colección Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico (cat.)
"Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection," Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2006-2007) (cat.)
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (cat.) (2006-2007)
"Los Angeles - Paris," Centre Pompidou, Paris
"Disparities & Deformations – Our Grotesque," 5th International Site Santa Fe Bienniale, Site Santa Fe, New Mexico (cat.)
"Genesis Sculpture," Vranken Pommery, Reims, France (cat.)
"Planet B," Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria (cat.)
Swiss Institute, New York (cat.)
"Biennale of Sydney," Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (cat.)
"Video Acts," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (cat.)
"The Artist\'s World," California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco (cat.)
"Bienniale de Montreal 2000," Montreal
"Tell me a Story," Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
"Pop Surrealism," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (cat.)
"I Rip You, You Rip Me (Honey, We're Going Down in History)," Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
"From Head to Toe: Concepts of the Body in 20th Century Art," Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Apex Art, New York
Kunsthalle Wien; Galerie Rudolfinum Prague (cat.)
"Display," The Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (cat.)
"Performance Anxiety," Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
"Sunshine & Noir," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy; Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles (cat.)
"KunstlerInnen," Künsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Real Art Ways (RAW), Hartford, Connecticut
"Anomolies," The Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sabine Knust Gallery; Galerie Im Haus 19; Andreas Binder Gallery; Mathias Kampl Gallery, Munich, Germany
South London Gallery; Southhampton City Art Gallery, London
"It's Only Rock and Roll," Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; (1996) Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; Jacksonville Museum of Art, Florida; Bedford Gallery at The Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California; The Phoenix Art Museum; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Milwaukee Art Museum (cat.)
Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm (2-person show with Marnie Weber)
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (cat.)
"Can You Always Believe Your Eyes?," De Beyerd, Breda, Holland
Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2-person show with Tony Oursler)
"Single-Cel Creatures: Cartoons and their Influence on the Contemporary Arts," Katonah Museum of Art, New York
"Arrested Childhood," Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami (cat.)
"Facts and Figures," Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
"Prospect '93," Frankfurter Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
"Der Zerbrochene Spiegel" (Thrift Store Painting Collection), Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Vienna; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (cat.)
The Drawing Center, New York
"Into the Lapse," Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen (video)
"SoHo at Duke IV," Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
"Kustom Kultur," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
"Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (cat.)
"Songs of Innocence/Songs of Experience," Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York
"Re-Framing Cartoons," Wexner Art Center, Ohio State University, Columbus
"True Stories," Institute of Contemporary Art, London (cat.)
"American Art of the 80's," Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento, Italy (cat.)
"Irony and Ecstasy: Contemporary American Drawings," Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
"Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
"California North and South," Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado
"No Man's Time," Villa Arson, Nice, France (cat.)
"Video and Dream," Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Recent Drawings: Roni Horn, Charles Ray, Jim Shaw, Michael Tetherow," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
Artists Space, New York
"L.A. Hot and Cool: The Eighties," MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Cal Arts; Skeptical Belief(s)," The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
"LA2DA," Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
"Social Distortions," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

Recent Exhibits

Jim Shaw participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2015 In Conversation: Jim Shaw
Simon Lee
Oct, 2015 Group Exhibition
Praz-Delavallade - Paris
Oct, 2015 Jim Shaw in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni
New Museum
Sep, 2015 Faux Amis
Simon Lee
Aug, 2015 Black & White Mike: Art Exhibition Tribute to Artist Mike Kelley
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Jul, 2015 What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present
Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St.
Click here to see all exhibits for Jim Shaw
Exhibited with these artists
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Jim Shaw has Exhibited at these venues:

Simon Lee Praz-Delavallade - Paris
New Museum S.M.A.K.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St.
Matthew Marks Gallery - 526 W. 22nd St. Matthew Marks Gallery - 502 West 22 Street
Ibid. LaM - Lille métropole musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut
Meliksetian | Briggs Mass MOCA
Barbican Art Gallery Armory Center for the Arts
Gavlak Prospect.3 + Etoile Polaire Lodge #1, New Orleans
Metro Pictures Rosamund Felsen Gallery
envoy enterprises Marlborough Chelsea
Marianne Boesky Gallery 24th St CSUF Begovich Gallery
Backslash Gallery Marc Jancou Contemporary
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
Simon Lee Hong Kong Blum & Poe
Santa Monica Museum of Art firstsite
Submarine Wharf La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Mary Boone Gallery - 5th Ave. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG)
L&M Arts, Los Angeles LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Honolulu Museum of Art Fundacion / Coleccion Jumex
PRISM Palais de Tokyo
FONDATION RICARD Patrick Painter Inc.
Galerie Almine Rech allan nederpelt
Galerie Anais AMP
MOCA Geffen Contemporary Galerie Kreo
CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Zieher Smith & Horton Nyehaus
Patrick Painter Melrose Gallery Swiss Institute
MALONEY FINE ART (Los Angeles) MOCA Pacific Design Center
SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois CCA Wattis Institute
MoMA PS1 Hammer Museum
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