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


Pure Mode, The Hole, New York, NY


Over Here, The Hole, New York, NY


Trails, The Hole, New York, NY



Through The Blinds, Park Life, San Francisco, CA


New Works, Youth Group Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Tenderfoot, Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


In The House, Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY


Group Exhibitions


The Brand New Doors, Hong Kong, China

Breaking the Frame, Hollis Taggart, New York, NY


The Mushroom Show, SARDINE, Brooklyn, NY

Paper View, The Hole, New York, NY

Carry On, The Hole, Basel, Switzerland

Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium

Chroma, WIP Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Dallas Art Fair, The Hole, Dallas, TX

ZONA MACO, The Hole, Mexico City, Mexico


Highlight: Chelsea, Hollis Taggart, New York, NY

UNTITLED Art Fair, The Hole, Miami Beach, FL

EXPO Chicago, The Hole, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Istanbul, The Hole, Istanbul, Turkey

Dallas Art Fair, The Hole, Dallas, TX

ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA


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, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX


ABCOM, Jack Chiles Gallery, New York, NY

First Responders, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show, Harbor Gallery, New York, NY


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

Silver Shore, Graham Gallery, New York, NY

Acid Summer, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY


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


Pen to Paper, artSPACE, Berlin, Germany


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


Portrait Show, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA