Timeline

1941
Born in Hollywood, CA
1965
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1968
MA, University of California, Davis, CA
1971
National Endowment for the Arts
1971
Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1973
National Endowment for the Arts, Special Project
1973
Research Grant, Union of Independent Colleges of Art
1974
National Endowment for the Arts, Special Project
1987
Visiting Artist Grant, Atelier Experimental de Researche et de Creation, Sevres, Paris, France
1988
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, San Francisco Art Institute
1996
Falkirk Annual Life Member Award, Falkirk Cultural Center
1998
Fellow of the American Crafts Council
2002
Marin Arts Council Board Award
Lives in Fairfax, CA

Exhibitions

2013
Dwelling on the Gulf, Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, TX
2013
Three Decades of West Coast Ceramics, 1956-1986, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2013
Blue and White, Richard Shaw and Dorothy Feibleman, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2013
Contemporary Spins on Blue and White Ceramics, La Coste Gallery, Concord, MA
2013
New Blue and White: Conemporary Art and Design, Musuem of Fine Arts Boston, MA
2013
Frank’s International House of Ceramics part three, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2013
New Work, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2012
Crafting Modernism, Midcentury American Art and Craft, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2012
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2012
Tast of Tattoo, prints from the tattoo project, Smith Anderson Editions, Palo Alto, CA
2012
Indelibly Yours: Smith Anderson Editions and the Tatto Project, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2012
Around the Bend and Over the Edge: Seattle Ceramics 1964-1977, Henry Gallery University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2012
Invite and Ignite: the 25th, the 25 Exhibitions Anniversary and Symposium, New Castle, ME
2012
Ceramic and Print, Ann Linneman Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012
Regis Master: Richard Shaw, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
2012
“Artists’ Ink,” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2012
“44th Collector’s Show and Sale,”Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2012
“Local Treasures: Bay Area Ceramics,” Berkeley Art Center, CA
2012
“Renegade Humor,” San Jose Museum of Art, CA
2010
Richard Shaw: Four Decades of Ceramics, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA (solo)
2009
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2009
“Robert Hudson & Richard Shaw: Collaborations,” American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2007
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2007
Richard Shaw: Ceramic Sculpture, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA (solo)
2007
Richard Shaw: Working Drawings from the Studio Sketchbooks, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA (solo)
2006
Still Lifes: the Ceramic Sculptures of Richard Shaw, Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA (solo)
2006
2006 Collector's Show & Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2005
Richard Shaw: New Work, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005
Richard Shaw: It Ain’t Necessarily So, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR (solo)
2005
Body Language, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Short Order: Ceramic Work by Casey O’Connor and Richard Shaw, Sierra College Ridley Gallery, Rocklin, CA
2004
Sixth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Richard Shaw: Ceramics, Concourse Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2003–2004
The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; traveled to the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2003
Multiple Artists, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Clay Works: American Ceramics form the Everson Museum of Art, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
2003
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2003
Richard Shaw: Trompe l’oeil Ceramics, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA (solo)
2002
Something, Anything, Organized by Nayland Blake, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Collaboration: Richard Shaw and Robert Hudson, Byron C. Cohen Gallery and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2001
Three Masters: Roy De Forest, Jack Earl, Richard Shaw, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2001
Richard and Martha Shaw: Paintings, Sculpture & Ceramics, B. Sakata Garo Fine Art, Sacramento, CA
2001
Richard Shaw: Real New Ceramics, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2001
b. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA (solo)
2000
Richard Shaw's One-Man Show: New Ceramic Sculpture, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2000
Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA (solo)
2000
The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1999
China Painting Today, SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
1999
Richard Shaw / Tom Rippon, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1999
Richard Shaw: Ceramic Sculpture, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1998
Richard Shaw, Selected Sculpture: 1968-1998, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998
Illusion-Trompe l'oeil & Slight of Hand, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1997
Seoul Ceramic Bienalle, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1995–1996
Altered and Irrational, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1994
Late Twentieth Century Ceramics, National Museum of History, Republic of China
1992
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (solo)
1991
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1991
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
1991
Sculptural Perspectives for the Nineties, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
1990
The Blues Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990
Functional Fantasy, Transamerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA
1989
30 Ceramic Sculptors, Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA
1989
Surreal Ceramics, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1988
Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase, Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
1988
My Funny Valentine, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1988
The Smits Collection: Inaugural Exhibition, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1987
30 Ceramic Sculptors, Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA
1987
Honolulu Contemporary Art Center, Honolulu, HI
1986
More Than Meets the Eye: The Art of Trompe l'Oeil, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
1986
Figure as Subject: The Last Decade, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1985
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1945-1980, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1984
Directions in American Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1983
Ceramic Echoes: Historical References in Contemporary Ceramics, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1982
Sculptural Deceptions, Chevron Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1981
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (solo)
1980
The Continental Clay Connection, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada

Public Collections

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY