Biography

To create a space which shifts the assumed values or 'means' issued to objects and develop new exciting encounters 'ends' where the quotidian exercises autonomy and imagination.

Megan Shaw is an early career artist from Perth, Western Australia. She studied a Bachelor of Fine Art at Curtin University, Western Australia and received a Scholarship and Endeavour Mobility Grant to study a Semester at École Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Dijon, France. Shaw was the recipient of the Western Australian Women in Fine Arts Scholarship and was awarded membership to the Vice Chancellors List.

Participating in Artist residencies in Bulgaria and Spain, Shaw has exhibited her installation ‘Uncut Tables’ at Structura Gallery in Sofia. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Perth at Moores Gallery, Smart Casual and J-Shed.

Shaw works with found objects, industrial and domestic materials and redirects them into painterly three-dimensional compositions. She is interested in decentralising human will, to create new outcomes and experiences with commonplace materials. Her practice involves re-connecting with material processes and knowledge within the tangible disconnect felt in contemporary new media culture.