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Richard Shaw, Richard Blake Shaw

Biography to Display: 

1941Born Hollywood, California

EDUCATION

1965BFA San Francisco Art Institute, California

1968MFA University of California, Davis, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1966-1987Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1987—Professor, University of California, Berkeley, California

 

Richard Shaw is known for his exacting trompe l’oeil sculptures. He created his own technique for applying transfer decals and over glazing.

Shaw started his career immersed in 1960s Bay Area popular culture. He combines a Pop Art sensibility with found objects, hand built, thrown and slip cast elements to create surreal and humorous sculptures that often make humorous social commentary.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Anderson Collection, Palo Alto, California

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Cantor Museum, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

de Young Museum, San Francisco, California

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Ichon World Ceramic Center, Ichon, Korea

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California

Lowe Art Museum, University of Florida, Coral Gables, Florida

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Nora Eccles Museum of Art, Logan, Utah

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Palm Beach Museum, Palm Beach, Florida

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Reynolds, Jack. Robert Hudson and Richard Shaw: New Ceramic Sculpture. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1998.

Shaw, Richard. Richard Shaw: Ceramic Sculpture. San Francisco, CA: Braunstein Gallery, 1981.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Braunstein Gallery, Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

Website(s):

http://www.richardshawart.com/home.html

 

Typical Marks
1984
2006
Five Poets and Ben's Music-Sculpture
Date: 1984
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
China Cove-Sculpture
Date: 2000
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California
Photo: Charles Kennard
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California
Paint Pot Walker-Sculpture
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Photo: Charles Kennard
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Rembrandt Pastels Teapot
Date: 2006
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: China Paint, Slip, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Scripps College Collection, 2015.2.2
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, 2015.2.2
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 3, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/shaw