'Vision or imagination is a representation of what eternally exists, really and unchangeably'
Highland wilderness; mountain gloom; mountain ecstasy; the limits of perception; nondualism; idealist philosophy, fractal geomancy; mystical anarchy; hauntology; geoshamanism; rhizomatic cartography; sonorous topography; pataphysical science; the inhuman; liminalism; transcendental psychographies; crepuscular metarchaeology; dark green ecology; apocalyptic iconographies; strangeness; the numinous; the uncanny, the post-sublime; the impingement of the cosmic, lawless, and mystical upon the prosaic sphere of the known; disillusionism; dissolutionism; delusions; deliriums; non-phenomena; transsensory frequencies; subharmonics; sonic heresies; nocturnal thickets; dim forests; gothic melancholy; transmortal consciousness; metaGaelic otherworlds; Celtic twilights; northern post-romanticism, bardic dadaism, hyperborealism; sacred geometry; secret geology; nomadic amnesia; dusk jockeying; the unpresentable, are some of Shaw's preoccupations.
Grew up in the Scottish Highlands. Currently lives in Glenlyon in Highland Perthshire, Scotland.
PhD Fine Art, University of Dundee (1998-2003)
MFA Painting, Edinburgh College of Art (1994-1996).
MPhil Art History, Edinburgh College of Art (1993-1994)
MA (1st class hons) Fine Art, University of Edinburgh (1988-1993)
Over 25 years' experience teaching fine art, contemporary art practice, history and theory, and critical and contextual studies, from undergraduate to PhD level, at Universities across Scotland.
Currently Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art course at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Exhibits and publishes nationally and internationally.