Born in Thunder Bay, David Shaw is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in New Media Design from Sheridan College and an Honours Bachelor of Studio Arts from The University of Guelph.
Shaw's painting work is inspired by video, travel and collected fragments sourced online. His process-oriented watercolours labour over otherwise invisible moments from film and live observation, studying faceless commuters, stills from forgotten movies and the intersection of analog and digital worlds.
His most recent solo exhibit, The Last Personas, is a portrait series of the final generation to be raised without the internet and explores the boundaries between online and offline identity.
Shaw has exhibited in numerous group shows at galleries including Pierre-Francois Oullette Art Contemporain in Montreal and the thunder Bay Art Gallery. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Sheridan Scholar Award (2003), Ed Video Multimedia Award (2001), and the Canadian Arts Award (1997). His paintings, drawings and photography have been exhibited and collected in Canada, Europe and the United States.
image: Amy2, 22x30, watercolour on paper, 2011