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

2017

Trails, The Hole, New York, NY

2012

Through The Blinds at Park Life, San Francisco, CA

2011

New Works at Youth Group Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010

Tenderfoot at Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008

In The House at Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

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

2016

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

The Cut, Evergold Projects, San Francisco, CA

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

2015

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

2014

ABCOM at Jack Chiles Gallery, New York, NY

First Responders at Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show at Harbor Gallery, New York, NY

2013

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

2012

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

2010

Pen to Paper at artSPACE, Berlin, Germany

2009

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

2008

Portrait Show at Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA