HELLO

I’m an artist based in London, originally from The North [as it’s called on motorway signs]

I make things that have a sense of isolation or abandonment, or a feeling of having become arcane through circumstance and neglect. Exploring human longing and personal disaster through the aesthetic of worldly catastrophe, and how we find comfort [for good or ill] in the distance offered by objects and the immersive nature of fiction.

Our reality has always been mediated by stories in some form, now even more so in an age of technological prevalence. How do we attain any sense of authenticity? Is fiction authentic in itself?

You can reach me on fiona.s.shaw@gmail.com - especially if you have something to say about:

- ruins

- dystopias

- nuclear disaster-themed stories

- fiction and authenticity

- industrial architecture

- words

- space

- breakup songs

- old fashioned wooden sign construction

- queer fanfiction & fandom

Follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see some other stuff!

Education


Royal College of Art
MA Sculpture
2011

Cumbria Institute of the Arts
BA (Hons) Fine Art
2006

Selected past shows & things of note

2019 _ The Salon at The Wing / The Wing / London

2019 _ Future Tense / E17 Art Trail / London
2019 _ Eat Your Tony Hart Out / FailBetter / Birmingham
2018 _ Queer Art(ists) Now 2018 / Archive Gallery / London
2018 _ Survivalism / FailBetter / Birmingham
2017 _ Dig Me Out of the Woods / Vivid Projects / Birmingham
2017 _ Clifford Chance Annual Pride Exhibition / London
2013 _ Past performance is the best indicator of future results / Tenderpixel / London
2013 _ Already the Imbalance was Too Significant / InSitu Project Space / London
2012 _ Sculptural / William Benington Gallery / Coombe Trenchard, Devon

2012 _ The Thing In-Between / Changing Spaces / Cambridge
2011 _ I’ll Be Your Mirror / Supercollider / Blackpool [curated by me]
2011 _ Mrs Darling’s Kiss / Arch 402 / London
2011 _ SHOW RCA / Royal College of Art / London

2010 _ From This Filthy Sewer Pure Gold Flows / Supercollider @ Rogue Studios / Manchester
2009 _ Nothing Has Changed, Except Everything / Outlet / Manchester
2009 _ Holding on; forever / VAULT Gallery / Lancaster [with Tom Ireland]
2009The Irony of Seeking Refuge in a Fictive History is Not Lost On Me / Supercollider / Blackpool

2009Crime Scene / Galerie ADLER / Frankfurt [with Ruth Barker]
2008 _ Busan Biennale Sculpture Project / APEC Naru Park / Busan, South Korea

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