Born in Belfast, Shaw came to England to study first at Manchester Polytechnic, then at Falmouth College of Art, where he received his BA (Hons) in Fine Art.
His catalogue entry for the Falmouth Art Gallery exhibition '20 Years of Contemporary Art' in 2000 states 'For the last four years Tim Shaw's work has been heavily influenced by a three month residency in Spain he received from the Delfina Studio Trust. His exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery in 1999 of La Corrida - Dreams in Red, first shown in London at Duncan Campbell Fine Art in 1997, was a combination of traditional sculpture making and contemporary installation.'
Shaw is a tutor at Newlyn School of Art (2016).
His work has been shown at Rainyday Gallery, Penzance.
In 2018 Tim Shaw's 'Drummer', prominent since 2011 on Truro's Lemon Quay, was moved temporarily to the Eden Project, while refurbishment work is carried out at the Hall for Cornwall.
works and access
Works incl: Onlooker, Bronze (edition 8) Falmouth Exh Cat 2000, p22 illus
2013: Newlyn Art Gallery - Newlyn School of Art Tutors Fundraising Exhibition (24 Oct-2 Nov)
Millennium Gallery, St Ives: Mixed Winter Exhibition Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014
2017: Something is Not Quite Right, Anima-Mundi, St Ives (Oct)
2018: What Remains, The Exchange, Penzance (10 Feb-14 May)
2019: Protected by Alarms - at the Old Vicarage Flats, St Ives, Anima Mundi (25 Oct-16 Nov)
Exh Cat: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000