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

SYNTAX-REFLUX, PRIVATEVIEW, Turin, Italy

2012

Through The Blinds, Park Life, San Francisco, CA

2011

New Works, Youth Group Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010

Tenderfoot, Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008

In The House, Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

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, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2014

ABCOM, Jack Chiles Gallery, New York, NY

First Responders, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show, Harbor Gallery, New York, NY

2013

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

Silver Shore, Graham Gallery, New York, NY

Acid Summer, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2012

The Beginning, Beginnings Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Space/Form, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR

Black & White, Double Break, San Diego, CA

B­OUT!, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

This Weird Place, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2010

Pen to Paper, artSPACE, Berlin, Germany

2009

Pen to Paper, Galerie LJ, Paris, France

Pen To Paper, CAPC, Bordeaux, France

Ancient Bloody Knuckles, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA

New Works, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Invisible Somethings, 92Y TRIBECA, New York, NY

2008

Portrait Show, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA