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Jim Shaw Biography:

Born in 1952 in Midland, Michigan, lives and works in Los Angeles. Attended University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1974, BFA; California Institute of the Arts, 1978, MFA

Selected One-person Exhibitions:

Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
"The Donner Party," P.S.1, New York
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
Patrick Painter, Los Angeles (and 2000, 2003, 2005)
Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Greece
Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
Metro Pictures, New York (and 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris (and 1997, 1999, 2000)
Emily Tsingou Gallery, London (and 2001)
Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece
"O," Magasin Center of Contemporary Art, Grenoble, France; Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (cat.)
Swiss Institute, New York
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan (and 1992, 1996)
"Jim Shaw: Thrift Store Paintings," Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Rupertinum, Salzburg
"Everything Must Go," Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Musée d\'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneve; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (catalogue)
The Deep Gallery, Tokyo
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica
Cabinet Gallery, London
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica (and 1990, 1992)
Texas Gallery, Houston
"Jim Shaw: My Mirage," St. Louis Museum of Art
Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
Feature, New York (and 1991)
Dennis Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions:

“Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists,” The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (cat.)
“Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Metro Pictures, New York (and 2006, 2003, 2002)
“Fifth Interpretation of the Collection,” La Colección Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico (cat.)
“Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Los Angeles - Paris," Centre Pompidou, Paris
"Disparities & Deformations – Our Grotesque," 5th International Site Santa Fe Bienniale, Site Santa Fe, New Mexico (cat.)
"Genesis Sculpture," Vranken Pommery, Reims, France (cat.)
"Planet B," Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria (cat.)
Swiss Institute, New York (cat.)
"Biennale of Sydney," Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (cat.)
"Video Acts," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (cat.)
"The Artist\'s World," California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco (cat.)
"Bienniale de Montreal 2000," Montreal
"Tell me a Story," Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
"Pop Surrealism," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (cat.)
"I Rip You, You Rip Me (Honey, We're Going Down in History)," Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
"From Head to Toe: Concepts of the Body in 20th Century Art," Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Apex Art, New York
Kunsthalle Wien; Galerie Rudolfinum Prague (cat.)
"Display," The Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (cat.)
"Performance Anxiety," Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
"Sunshine & Noir," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy; Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles (cat.)
"KunstlerInnen," Künsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Real Art Ways (RAW), Hartford, Connecticut
"Anomolies," The Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sabine Knust Gallery; Galerie Im Haus 19; Andreas Binder Gallery; Mathias Kampl Gallery, Munich, Germany
South London Gallery; Southhampton City Art Gallery, London
"It's Only Rock and Roll," Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; (1996) Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; Jacksonville Museum of Art, Florida; Bedford Gallery at The Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California; The Phoenix Art Museum; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Milwaukee Art Museum (cat.)
Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm (2-person show with Marnie Weber)
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (cat.)
"Can You Always Believe Your Eyes?," De Beyerd, Breda, Holland
Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2-person show with Tony Oursler)
"Single-Cel Creatures: Cartoons and their Influence on the Contemporary Arts," Katonah Museum of Art, New York
"Arrested Childhood," Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami (cat.)
"Facts and Figures," Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
"Prospect '93," Frankfurter Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
"Der Zerbrochene Spiegel" (Thrift Store Painting Collection), Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Vienna; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (cat.)
The Drawing Center, New York
"Into the Lapse," Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen (video)
"SoHo at Duke IV," Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
"Kustom Kultur," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
"Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (cat.)
"Songs of Innocence/Songs of Experience," Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York
"Re-Framing Cartoons," Wexner Art Center, Ohio State University, Columbus
"True Stories," Institute of Contemporary Art, London (cat.)
"American Art of the 80's," Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento, Italy (cat.)
"Irony and Ecstasy: Contemporary American Drawings," Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
"Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
"California North and South," Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado
"No Man's Time," Villa Arson, Nice, France (cat.)
"Video and Dream," Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Recent Drawings: Roni Horn, Charles Ray, Jim Shaw, Michael Tetherow," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
Artists Space, New York
"L.A. Hot and Cool: The Eighties," MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Cal Arts; Skeptical Belief(s)," The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
"LA2DA," Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
"Social Distortions," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

Selected Bibliography:
Martha Schwendener, “Jim Shaw: The Donner Party,” The New York Times, August 3, pp. E31
Gary Garrels, Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, pp. 34-41
Rachel Wolff, “The Annotated Artwork: ‘The Donner Party,’” New York, May 28, pp. 84
Jim Shaw: Distorted Faces & Portriats 1978-2007, JRP Ringier, Zurich
Fifth Interpretation of the Collection, La Colección Jumex, Pachuca, Mexico, pp. 90-91
Charles Danby, “Jim Shaw,” Frieze, June/July/August, pp. 27
Aura Satz, Tema Celeste, July/August, p. 79
No. 1, Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweig (ed.), D.A.P., New York, pp. 342
"Jim Shaw: Selected Dream Drawings," Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica
Jim Shaw, Jim Shaw: O, Jrp/Ringier, Zurich
Private View 1980 2000 Collection Pierre Huber,JRP Ringier, Zurich, Switzerland, p. 203-205
Jan Tumlir, "Destroy All Monsters – Jan Tummlir on Motor City Madness," Artforum, October, pp. 85-86, 276-278
O, Introduction by Yves Aupetitallot and Nadia Schneider, essay by Doug Harvey, interview with Jim Shaw by Lionel Bovier and Fabrice Stroun, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; JRP/Ringier Kunstverlag AG, Zurich
Doug Harvey, "Cracked Abstraction: The Geometrical Designs of Alfred Jensen, the 'O-ist' Discoveries of Jim Shaw," LA Weekly, 7-13 February
David Pagel, "Eye-to-eye with Forgotten Codgers," Los Angeles Times, 17 January, p. E39
Carey Levine, "Jim Shaw at Metro Pictures and the Swiss Institute," Art in America, March, pp. 126-127
Ann Magnuson, "L.A. Woman: new World \'O\'rder," Paper, February, p. 53
Art Tavee, "Between Rock and a Hard Place," Contemporary, London, no. 55, pp. 96-99
Morgan Falconer, " Interview with Jim Shaw," Contemporary, London, no. 55, pp. 78-83
Amanda Church, "Jim Shaw, Metro Pictures," Flash Art, Milan, November/December, p. 54
Steven Stern, "Sweet Charity," Frieze, London, Summer, pp. 94-97
Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, pp. 189-192
Steven Stern, "Shaggy Dogma Stories," Time Out New York, 3-10 October, p. 58
Michael Wilson, "New York Critics' Picks– Jim Shaw," Artforum.com, September
Michael Kimmelman, "Jim Shaw," New York Times, 4 October, p. E33
Gregory Williams, "Jim Shaw– Swiss Institute," Artforum, December, pp. 137-138
Anne Leith, "Jim Shaw," Modern Painters, London, Winter, pp. 148-150
Video Acts, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, pp. 189-191, 197
Neal Brown, "A Noble Art – Jim Shaw," Frieze, London, March, pp. 104-105
Mason Klein, "Jim Shaw – Metro Pictures," Artforum, Summer, p. 184
Tony Oursler, "Jim Shaw," ITS, November/December, pp. 54-63
Nicolas Trembly, "Jim Shaw: MAMCO," MFlash Art, Milan, Summer, pp. 120-121
Rachel Kushner, "A Thousand Words: Jim Shaw Talks About His Dream Project," Artforum, November, pp. 128-129
Michael Duncan, "Shaw's Carnival of the Mind," Art in America, December, pp. 86-91, 134
"'Time After Time' at Tsingou", Flash Art, Milan, January/February, p. 39
Ralph Rugoff, "Rules of the Game," Frieze, London, January/February, pp. 46-49
Ken Johnson, "Art In Review: Jim Shaw," New York Times, 19 March, p. E 39
Jan Verwoert, "Jim Shaw: Casino Luxembourg," Frieze, London, November/December, p. 99
Everything Must Go: Jim Shaw 1974-1999, essays by Doug Harvey, Noelle Roussel, Fabrice Stroun, Amy Gerstler; interview with Mike Kelley, Casino Luxembourg
Amy Gerstler, "Jim Shaw: Rosamund Felsen," Artforum, April, p. 112
Michael Duncan, "Variations in Noir," Art in America, April, pp. 57-61
Doug Harvey, "Jim Shaw at Rosamund Felsen," Art in America, May, p. 134
The New Neurotic Realism, essay by Dick Price, Saatchi Gallery, London
Pop Surrealism, essays by Richard Klein, Dominique Nahas, Ingrid Schaffner, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Jeff Rian, " 'Sunshine & Noir' and 'LA Times,'" Flash Art, Milan, October, pp. 61, 67
Owen Drolet, "Pop Surrealism," Flash Art, Milan, Summer, p. 61
William Zimmer, "Recipe for a Good Time: Surrealism and Pop Culture," New York Times, (Connecticut section) 2 August
Michael Kimmelman, "How the Tame Can Suddenly See Wild," New York Times, (Arts and Leisure section) 2 August
Steven Madoff, "Pop Surrealism," Artforum, October, p. 120
Carroll Dunham, "Jim Shaw," Art News, January, p.118
Mark Van de Walle, "Jim Shaw: Metro Pictures," Artforum, March, pp. 90-91
David Reisman, "The Sleep of Reason," Texte zur Kunst, Berlin, March, pp. 117-119
"Special Feature: Mike Kelley & the LA Art Scene," BT, February, pp. 16-80
Rosanna Albretini, "Jim Shaw: Rêveries d'un Artiste Conceptual Artist," Art Press, Paris, April, pp. 47-51
Christopher Knight, "Lots of 'Sunshine,' Little Light," Los Angeles Times (Arts section), 27 July, pp. 4-5/85
Sunshine & Noir, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmar
Display, essays by Lars Bang Larsen & Mikael Anderson, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lars Bang Larsen, "Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960-1997," Frieze, London, September/October, pp. 93-94
Hakan Nilsson, "Sunshine and Noir," Flash Art, Milan, November/December, p. 74
:Angel: Angel, forward by Cathrin Pichler, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Galerie Rudolfinum Prague
Max Kozloff, "Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960-1997," Artforum, December, pp. 110-111
1996 "Dreams" (portfolio and back cover), Grand Street, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 123-133
David A. Greene, "California Dreaming," Village Voice, p. 95
Jerry Saltz, "Jim Shaw, 'The Sleep of Reason'," Time Out New York, 17-24 October
Ken Johnson, "California Dreamer," Art in America, December, p. 89
1995 Kristine McKenna, "The Night Watchman," Los Angeles Times Calendar, 8 January, pp. 7, 84
Hope Urban, "Jim Shaw," Juxtapoz, High Speed Productions, Summer, pp. 26-30
Dreams, Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, California
It's Only Rock and Roll, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bonnie Clearwater, "Arrested Childhood," Art Press, Paris, December, pp. 33-40
Susan Kandel, "Art Reviews: Jim Shaw at Linda Cathcart." Los Angeles Times, 6 May, p. F12
Michael Duncan, "L.A.: The Dark Side," Art in America, March, pp. 41-43
Chris Heath, "Artful Dodgers," Details, November, pp. 119-123, 175, 176
John Kissick, Art: Context and Criticism. Britol: Wm.C.Brown Communications, Inc.
Michael Duncan, "Jim Shaw at Linda Cathcart," Art in America, December, p.110
Thrift Store Paintings: Jim Shaw, Uta Nusser, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Colin Gardner, "Helter Skelter at the Temporary Contemporary," Artforum, April, pp. 103-104
Helter Skelter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Christopher Knight, "An Art of Darkness at MoCA," Los Angeles Times, 28 January, pp. F1,4,5
Lois Nesbitt, "Art's Bad Boys," Elle, March, pp. 91-93
American Art of the 80's, essay by Jerry Saltz, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento, Italy
Ralph Rugoff, "Jim Shaw: Recycling the Subcultural Straightjacket," Flash Art, Milan, March/April, pp. 91-93
G. Luther Whitington, "l.a.'s new look,' Art & Auction, January, pp. 83-85, 116
True Stories, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Peter Plagens, "Welcome to Manson High," Newsweek, 2 March, pp. 65-66
Susan Kandel, "New York in Review: Jim Shaw," Arts, March, pp. 106-107
Jim Shaw, "Project for Artforum" (insert), Artforum, March, p. 81
Joanne Heyler, "Jim Shaw: Nostalgia of Wow," Flash Art, Milan, March/April, p. 135
Vince Aletti, "Thrift Store Paintings," Village Voice, February (Literary Supplement)
David Pagel, "Jim Shaw at Linda Cathcart," Art Issues, April/May, p. 33
Lois S. Nesbitt, "Books," Arts, Summer, p. 106
Kelly Walsh, Interview, September, p. 68
Roberta Smith, "'Outsider Art' Goes Beyond the Fringe," New York Times, 15 September
A. M. Homes, "Jim Shaw at Feature," Artforum, September, p. 132
Lois E. Nesbitt, "American Psycho," Artscribe, London, September, no. 88, pp. 44-47
1991 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Dan Cameron, "Not-Quite-Art," Art & Auction, November, pp. 84-90
Ken Johnson, "Generational Saga," Art in America, pp. 45-50
Susan Kandel, "Teen Trauma," Los Angeles Times, 28 November, p. F5
Michael Kimmelman, "At the Whitney, a Biennial That's Eager to Please," New York Times, 19 April
Christopher Knight, "Four Floors of Evolution," Los Angeles Times, Calendar, 28 April, p. 3
Kay Larson, "A Shock to the System," New York Magazine, 20 April, pp. 86-87
Eric Troncy, "No Man's Time," Flash Art, Milan, November/December, pp. 121-122
Christopher Knight, "Thrift Store Show: It's Priceless," Los Angeles Times, 28 March, pp. F1, F8
Thrift Store Paintings, Heavy Industry Publications, California
Jerry Saltz, "Lost in Translation: Jim Shaw's Frontispieces," Arts Magazine, Summer
Christopher Knight, "Shaw's Wildly Funny Narrative Saga," Los Angeles Times, 7 December
Paul Tin Nyo, "Jim Shaw," Artweek, 13 December
Lawrence Rinder, "Interview with Jim Shaw," Matrix, University Art Museum, Berkeley
Peter Schjeldahl, "Low Cal," Village Voice, 25 December
Dave Hickey, "Jim Shaw, Stopping the Image Wheel," Visions, vol. 4, pp. 6-9
Amy Gerstler, "Jim Shaw," Artforum, Summer, p. 151
Christopher Knight, "Recycling Art from a Heap of History," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 31 March, p. 4
Benjamin Weissman, "Jim Shaw at Saxon-Lee," Art Issues, January, p. 23
Peter Clothier, "The Next Wave," Art News, December, pp. 113-117

Publications by the Artist:

Aioaeuie Ntnlnqrr, The End is Here Publications, California
Life and Death, The End is Here Publications, California



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