Sterling Shaw is a product of Philadelphia’s Public School System. He entered the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in the year 2000 receiving his certificate in 2004 and was the beneficiary of a Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship. His work has been exhibited at The Painting Center New York, The Woodmere Art Museum, Smile Gallery Philadelphia, BlinkArt Gallery, Delaware Center For Contemporary Art, Rosenfeld Gallery, The Main Line Art Center, Seraphin Gallery and Artists House Gallery. Select prizes include: Woodmere Endowment Fund Memorial Prize 2012, The Betsy Meyer Memorial Prize 2006, William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship 2004. Work included in various private and public collections, including the permanent collection of The Woodmere Art Museum and the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He is currently working from a studio in West Philadelphia.
“The Intimate Gaze” Paintings by: Martha Armstrong, Jordan Graw, Michael Neff, Victoria Barnes, Yoni Hamburger, Scott Noel, Joan Becker, Ken Kewley, Katy Schneider, David Campbell, Brian Kreydatus, Perky Edgerton, Aubrey Levinthal, Leslie Stahl, Philip Geiger, Susan Lichtman, Leigh Werrell, & myself at Gross McCleaf Gallery. Opening Reception: Friday, July 11, 5 – 7 pm.
“People & Places” Paintings, Photographs, Etchings & Sculptures By Jennifer Hansen Rolli, Louis Russomanno, Ronald M. Villegas, Charles Wells & myself. March 8-April 27, 2014. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2014 7-9 pm at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion
“On the Edge: Seeing With New Eyes” Group Exhibition at Artists House Gallery. Sunday Reception on March 9th.
“Holiday Small Works Show” A group exhibition at Artists’ House Gallery. Opening reception Friday, December 6th, and a Sunday reception December 8th.
“Figure Ground” A group exhibition at Gross McCleaf Gallery, also featuring David Campbell, Alyssa Deville, Perky Edgerton, and Gilbert Lewis. Opening Friday, November 1st, 5-7pm
114th Historic Annual Juried Fellowship of PAFA Exhibition. Opening Sunday, August 4th 1-4pm. @ PAFA Alumni Sales Gallery.
“Night Visions” group show at Gross McCleaf Gallery, Friday, July 12, 5-7 pm
“RAW Natural born artists presents: MARVEL” Thursday, April 25, 7:30 pm, one night only.
“Sampler: Small Works By 30 Artists”, at Cerulean Arts, guest-curated by Bill Scott, April 17- May 11. Opening reception Friday, April 19th, 5 to 8 pm
Group exhibition at the Acorn Club organized by Woodmere Art Museum with the Acorn Club, Feb 21
“Just In: Recent Acquisitions in the Collection of Woodmere Art Museum” January 26- March 17, 2013, featuring “Grapes”
“TRUST US” A one night only pop-up show in the building currently known as Trust. An amazing group of artists. Friday, November 2, 2012
HONORING THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS: First Friday: November 2, 5-8:30pm, Sunday Reception: November 4, 1-4pm
The Arts Empowerment Project and Miss Pennsylvania Present International Arts Festival, Saturday October 27, 2012
Woodmere 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Alex Kanevsky. July 28-September 30.
Philadelphia Artists Edge Collective “The Same As It Ever Was”, @ CSA Gallery, opening May 18, 2012, 6-9pm
With Philadelphia Artists Edge Collective “Spring Blooms”, benefiting MANNA. Opening Friday April 27, 2012.
‘FERTILE’: Two man show with John Camacho @Chris White Gallery, Wilmington DE, Opening Friday, April 13, 2012
SMALL WORKS Exhibition, PAFA Alumni Sales Gallery Nov.5, 2011 -Jan.29, 2012
“Small Works Invitational” at The Painting Center, New York, December 2010
Alumni Gallery Inaugural Exhibition at The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts, November 2010
“Philadelphia Painters” at The Painting Center, New York, July-August 2010
Smile Gallery Group Show, June 2010
“In Search of Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection Of African American Art” Woodmere Art Museum 2008
“Communication” Solo Show, BlinkArt Gallery, September 2008
Delaware Center For Contemporary Art “Philadelphia Collects” Works On Paper, June-September 2008
Rosenfeld Gallery New Talent Show, July 2007
BlinkArt Gallery, June 2007
Smile Gallery Philadelphia, May 2007
The Main Line Art Center Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition “Landscape Revisited” 2006
The American College Presents “Out of The Academy,” 2006
La Colectiva Noches De Arte, Oct. 2005
Artists House Gallery Emerging Artists Exhibition 2005
Arts League, Long Island, NY “Best Of The Best” 2004