Jim Shaw



ARTIST:  Jim Shaw

BORN:   1952, Midland Michigan

RESIDENCE:  Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION:  University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1974, BFA; California Institute of the Arts, 1978, MFA

MAJOR SHOWS/GALLERIES/COMMISSIONS:

http://www.metropicturesgallery.com/index.php? mode=artists&object_id=15&view=bio

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES:  drawing, sculpture, painting, prints, photographs

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION:  A collector of thrift store paintings (which he would not dream of disparaging)and other �junk� which he calls, �Anthropology...looking through the garbage of American culture.�

For more:    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2000/sep/16/ weekend.oliverbennett

SUBJECT MATTER/THEMES/CONCEPTS DEALT WITH:  thrift shop �anthropology�...the influence of religious movements on American society

LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY:

http://www.realmeaningofdreams.com/jimshaw.html

        

researched by Janet Weyenberg

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