Eric Shaw

Eric Shaw

b. 1983 Connecticut, USA


Eric Shaw is a self-taught painter whose bold geometric abstraction draws from the rich visual environment of New York City. Elements of graphic design found in street signs, logos, and advertisements are stretched and skewed as Shaw sketches out what he sees using a drawing app on his phone. The sketches are further copied, pasted and shifted using image editing tools, and then translated onto canvas by hand with acrylic paint. The final work, often incorporating several of the digital sketches in one composition, is a complex conversation between lines, shapes, and color shaped by the functionalities of the imaging tools he implements. His acrylic on canvas paintings are both highly improvisational and painstakingly precise.


Solo Exhibitions


Trails, The Hole, New York, NY


Through The Blinds at Park Life, San Francisco, CA


New Works at Youth Group Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Tenderfoot at Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


In The House at Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY


Group Exhibitions


Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York, NY


Painting, Process, Materials, Texture, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX

The Cut, Evergold Projects, San Francisco, CA

Highlight: Summer One, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY


Summer Mixer, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Some New American Paintings, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Maker’s Mark, Regina Rex, New York, NY

PRTY PPL at Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX


ABCOM at Jack Chiles Gallery, New York, NY

First Responders at Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show at Harbor Gallery, New York, NY


Tell Them I Hate Them at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Silver Shore at Graham Gallery, New York, NY

Acid Summer at DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY


The Beginning at Beginnings Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Space/Form at Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR

Black & White at Double Break, San Diego, CA

B­OUT! at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

This Weird Place at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX


Pen to Paper at artSPACE, Berlin, Germany


Pen to Paper at Galerie LJ, Paris, France

Pen To Paper at CAPC, Bordeaux, France

Ancient Bloody Knuckles at Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA

New Works at Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Invisible Somethings at 92Y TRIBECA, New York, NY


Portrait Show at Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA