Jesse Shaw

Jesse Shaw is a printmaker from Tennessee primarily working in relief prints carved from linoleum blocks. He received his MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught Printmaking and Foundations at Austin Peay State University. Shaw’s prints focus on the visual narrative of American culture using texture, animals, and inanimate objects as stand ins for ideas, events, and actions dealing with issues of morality and ethics. A combination of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and Japenese Ukiyo-e prints of ghost stories, Shaw’s work taps into that part of our psyche which recognizes the duality of beauty and ugliness in modern life.




2009 MFA in Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design
2007 BFA Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Professional Experience
Durham Press: Assistant Fine Art Printmaker June 2014-Present

Teaching Experience
Austin Peay State University
            Visiting Assistant Professor: Fall 2012-Spring 2014
            Adjunct Professor: Fall 2009-Spring 2012
            2013 Visiting Artist Committee: Project Coordinator on the Cannonball Press “Conversation Piece,” a collaborative project among students and Mike Houston and Martin       Mazorra of Cannonball Press
Tennessee Artist in Schools Program: September 2009-Present
            Participated in visiting artist program providing 1 and 2-day workshops within local high schools by invitation. Schools visited in Montgomery County include: Montgomery County High School, Kenwood High School, Northwest High School, Northeast High School and Clarksville High School.
Rhode Island School of Design, Teaching Assistant: Fall 2007- Spring 2009 Printmaking

Selected Shows

2016    Art on Paper Art Fair, New York, NY
            American Epic, Brick and Mortar Gallery, PA
            "We Are Infinite" Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2015     Selections from America Epic, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Fall-Winter group show, Brick and Mortar Gallery, Easton, PA
35th Anniversary Show, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2014    “Under the Radar” Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
            “Whodunit?” Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2013    “The Epic Story of America” Solo Exhibition at The Gatewood Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
            “New Prints/New Narratives Summer 2013” selected by Andrew Raftery, International Print Center of New York, New York, NY
            Summer Selections 2013, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2012    “Without Borders” Group Exhibition, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
            “Your Planet Has Not Seen its Golden Age: Jesse Shaw and Erin Zona”
            Du Mois Gallery and SGCI Navigating Currents, New Orleans, LA
            “Fabled Fixations” Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
            "2012 LA Art Show" LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
            “Small Packages” Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
            “American Epic” Solo Exhibition,  The Woodward Library, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
2011    “Some Restrictions May Apply” Group Exhibition
            Du Mois Gallery, New Orleans, LA
            “Giving Pause, Reflecting Still” Juried Group Exhibition, Print Center of New Jersey
2010    “Cold Drink” Group Show, Du Mois Gallery New Orleans, LA
            “Myths & Marks” Juried Group Show, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ
            2010 Southern Printmaking Biennale, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA
            “Manifold, The Body Divided” Group Exhibit, Trahern Gallery Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
            “American Epic 2010” Solo Exhibition, Austin Peay State University Downtown Gallery, Clarksville,               TN
            “American Epic 2010” Solo Exhibition, Dayman Gallery, Owensboro Community & Technical                  College, Owensboro, KY
2009    Annual RISD Graduate Exhibition Providence, RI
            “American Epic” Solo Exhibition, MIR Gallery Nashville, TN
2008  “Animata” Group Show, Sol Koffer Gallery Providence, RI
            Printmaking Dept. Group Show, RISD Providence, RI
2007   “The Dirty South” BFA Solo Exhibition, APSU Clarksville, TN
            First National BFA/BA Juried Exhibition University of South Florida
            Winner of MFA Org. Prize, Tampa, FL
2006   “American Printmaker” Solo Exhibition, Alter Gallery Clarksville, TN
             Loyola University, Chicago Juried Print Biennial, Chicago, IL

Guest Artist and Speaker
2014    University of Anchorage Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Juror for the 29th Annual No Big Heads National Exhibition, Guest Speaker, and In-Class Print Workshop
2013    University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
            Guest Speaker and In-Class Print Workshop
2010    Owensboro Community & Technical College, Owensboro, KY
            Guest Speaker

Publications and Articles
“Under the Radar” Wendy Wilson, Nashville Arts Magazine February 2014
“New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013, International Print Center of New York” Curatorial Essay by Andrew Raftery, 2013
“Borders Show Avoids Limits” MiChelle Jones, The Tennessean, Jan 29 2012
“Goldfinch, Lindsley, and Shaw at Du Mois” Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, May 22
SGC Graphic Impressions Fall 2010 pg. 13 “American Technology II”
“RISD Graduate Show Embraces New Austerity” Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal, May 21 2009