George Shaw

George Shaw (b. 1966) studied at Sheffield Polytechnic, UK, and later at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, where Peter Doig was one of his tutors. He is noted for his depictions of English suburban subject matter. Shaw became known to a wider public through a major retrospective at the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead, in 2011, the year he was also nominated for the Turner Prize. Beginning in 2014, Shaw’s two-year stint as National Gallery artist in residence produced a key 2016 solo exhibition, My Back to Nature, which went on to be shown at a number of UK venues over the next 18 months. In 2018, Shaw had his first major solo exhibition in the US, A Corner of a Foreign Field, at Yale Center for British Art, Princeton, NJ; the exhibition subsequently travelled to the Holburne Museum in Bath, UK (2019).