Jim Shaw

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Dr. Goldfoot and His Bikini Bombs, 2007 Acrylic On Muslin 143 1/2 X 190 3/4 In © Courtesy of Metro Pictures
Hudson Bubble Gum, 1993 Bubble Gum On Board 17 X 14 In © Courtesy the Artist and Feature Inc
Nose Sculpture Wall Sconce (Brown), 2007 Mixed Media And Light Cord 35 1/4 X 23 1/4 X 16 Inches © Patrick Painter Gallery
Banyan Tree, 2008 Aqua, Resin, Styrofoam 96 X 96 X 95 1/2 In. © Simon Lee
© Courtesy of the artist and Praz-Delavallade Space II
© Courtesy of the artist & CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux
Cake (Ethan), 2010 Oil On Digital Inkjet Print 37.5" X 47.25" © Jim Shaw
© Courtesy of the Artist and Patrick Painter Gallery
© Courtesy of the artist and Praz-Delavallade - Paris
The Rinse Cycle (detail), 2012 Acrylic On Muslin 150 X 230 Inches (381 X 584.2 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & Metro Pictures
Blake/ Boring, 2010 Ink On Paper © Marc Jancou
Forces of Nature/ Multiple Vortexes, 2010 Ink On Paper © Marc Jancou
Money Bags , 2001 Foam, Acrylic, Paint And Resin 23 X 26 3/4 X 20 Inches © Metro Pictures
From the Book of O-ism , 2002 H: 57.1 X W: 76.2 Cm © Art & Public
Untitled (Faces in circle) , 2009 Oil On Canvas H: 60 X W: 60 In © Simon Lee
Oist Dollar Changing Hands: Paintings Found in an Oist Thrift Store , 2002 Acrylic On Canvas Board 16 X 20 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, NY. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen
I Dreamed I Was Attacked by Dogs , 1995 Graphite On Paper 12 X 9 In. (30.48 X 22.86 Cm) © Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation AC1996.109.4
Dream Drawing , 1993 Pencil/Paper 12" By 9" © Courtesy of the artist & Metro Pictures, New York
Anal/Isis, 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and Simon Lee
Untitled (Faces in circle), 2009 Oil On Canvas 152,4 X 152,4 Cm. © Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London/Hong Kong
Mississippi River Mural, 2013 Acrylic On Muslin With Aqua Resin, Foam, Acrylic And Metal Rod Mural: Approximately 230 X 480 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Blum & Poe
© Courtesy of the artist & Simon Lee Hong Kong
My Little Boat of Sorrow, July 12, 2014 © Grant Mudford Photography
The Deluge © Courtesy of the artist & Metro Pictures
Dream Object (Vise Head) Edition of 5,AP 1/2, 2006 Bronze, Wood, Steel 47 X 54 X 35 1/2 Inches (119.38 X 137.16 X 90.17 Cm) © Courtesy of Blake Byrne and the Skylark Foundation
Superman body parts, 2010 © Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Study for "Mississippi River Mural" (large diptych, 2013 Pencil And Ink On Three Pieces Of Paper 20 ¼ X 44 ¼ Inches, 22 7/8 X 46 7/8 Inches Framed © jim shaw
Not Since Superman Died, 2014 Acrylic On Muslin 8 Parts; 270 X 600 Inches Overall (685.8 X 1524 Centimeters) © Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, Photo © LeeAnn Nickel, Los Angeles
Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky, 2009 Installation: Acrylic On Muslin Canvas Stretched Over Plywood Panels Dimensions Variable. Collection Eric Decelle, Brussels, Belgium. Image Courtesy The Artist And Galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris. Photo © F. Deval, Mairie de Bordeaux
Dream Object: Paperback Cover (“I saw a guy falling into a giant membranous, disgusting throat or other orifice.”), 2008 Gouache On Rag Board Mounted On Plywood 10 ½ X 6 ¼ In (26.7 × 15.9 Cm) © Courtesy Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London
Jesus in Dalí Vision, 1988 Photostat On Paper 17 × 14 In (43.2 × 35.6 Cm). Exhibition Copy. Collection The Artist © Courtesy of the Artist and New Museum
Top Hat & Tails, 2015 Acrylic On Muslin 91.4 X 63.5 Cm (36 X 25 In.) © Courtesy of the Artist and Simon Lee
© Courtesy of the Artist and Simon Lee
The Golden Book of Knowledge, 1989 Gouache On Board 17 × 14 In (43.2 × 35.6 Cm). The Eileen Harris Norton Collection © Photo: Fredrik Nilsen
The Golden Book of Knowledge, 1989 Gouache On Board, 17 × 14 In (43.2 × 35.6 Cm). The Eileen Harris Norton Collection © -Fredrik Nilsen
Dream Object ('I was working on a landscape sculpture that was actually a big garbage pile of all the dream objects I'd done'¦'), 2007 Mixed Media Sculpture, Plexiglass Case 102 X 47 X 36,8 Cm 40 1/8 X 18 1/2 X 14 1/2 Inches (With Pedestal) © Courtesy of the Artist and Praz-Delavallade - Paris
Quick Facts
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


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

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