Kate Shaw Biography

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Facts of Kate Shaw
Date of Birth: 1961
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Kate Shaw
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Melbourne
Profession Lawyer, Teacher
Net Worth N/A
Married Yes
Married to Chris Hayes
Children Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes and David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes
Education University of NSW
Awards Not Yet
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Early Life

Kate Shaw was born in 1961 in Melbourne, Australia. She started her work in Alternative Theater and Arts Publicity in Melbourne in 1980s. Kate did a post-graduate Diploma in urban policy and planning in the year 1993, Diploma of Museum Studies in 1997 from Deakin University, Bachelors of Arts (Fine Arts Honors in Painting from RMIT University and Masters in urban planning in 1999.

Then, Kate Shaw moved to the University of Melbourne and started teaching planning law, statutory planning, urban design, and ran classes on political economy, gentrification, and the cultures of cities.

Kate Shaw's Works

Kate Shaw did a successful showing at ART 14, London in 2014 and solo exhibitions at The Cat Street Gallery, Hongkong and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne. Her work also includes touring to museums throughout Asia as a  part of the Asialink curated exhibition Vertigo including MOCA Taipei and POSCO Seoul.

Kate Shaw was also a research associate on a large project 'Transnational and Temporary: students, community, and place-making in central Melbourne' from 2005 to 2008 with Prof. Ruth Fincher. Shaw has also performed many group exhibitions in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, Reykjavik, Auckland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Awards and Achievements

Kate Shaw  was awarded a residency in New York, supported by the Australian Council for the Arts at Point B Worklodge and was featured on 17 August 2016, in the ABCTV documentary 'Conquest of Space' and 'Spectrum'  Index Book, Barcelona.  Kate's work has been published by the University of NSW in 'Landscape and its Psyche'.  She has received several grants from Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Kate Shaw has been a finalist in numbers of art prizes including: Nomination for the Prudential Eye Award (2015), The Redlands Prize (2014), The Arthur Guy Prize (2013), The Gold Award (2012), John Fries Memorial Prize (2012), John Leslie Memorial Prize (2003, 2012), Wynne Prize (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014), Substation Contemporary Art Prize (2012), Royal Bank of Scotland Art (2010), ABM AMBRO Emerging Art Award (2007, 2006), and winner of Artists Wanted, Painting category, New York (2012).

Kate Shaw's works are in the collections of the University of Queensland Museum, Macquarie, Westpac Bank, RACV, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Museum of Brisbane and Art bank and Private collections in Australia, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, and France.

Married Life

Kate Shaw is married to Chris Hayes and has two children, Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes and David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes. Chris Hayes is an internationally popular journalist and political commentator, who hosts a weekday news and opinion television show named 'All In With Chris Hayes'.

Kate Shaw and Chris Hayes, despite their busy schedule, are happy with their married life as there is no news of divorce or any issues.