Peg Shaw’s work has always been an exploration in layering multi-media including: photography, video, film, sound, and mixed media such as paint, charcoal, dirt, leaves, thorns, petals, eggshells, hair, thread, wire, and glass. Her work has been shown nationally including solo exhibitions in Chicago and New York, and has won numerous awards in both photography and video, including Photolucida Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist, Illinois Arts Council and Arts Midwest/NEA Regional awards. She is an Associate Professor in Photography/Video at Parkland College in Champaign, IL where she was recently awarded the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Shaw received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Shaw lives in the woods in a timberframe home her family built by hand. Her great great grandparents were friends with Abraham Lincoln. She is the middle child of five. She still loves her friends from junior high. She is a drummer that only makes noise in her basement. She has a lake in Michigan that runs in her veins.

Associate ProfessorPhotography & Video
Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts, Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Master of Fine Arts – Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Compass of Bone and Stars, The Cohen Building, Urbana, IL

For All We Know, The Boy's Club, Champaign IL 2017

A Daughter's Meadow, Galesburg Art Center, Galesburg IL 2017                                                                  

I Am Not Alone, The Boy’s Club Building, Champaign, IL 2016
312 Spring Exhibition, w/ Greg Rubenstein, Practical Angle, Chicago, IL
Water, The Boy’s Club Building, w/ Joan Stolz, Champaign, IL 2015
Beverly Arts Center,
Chicago, IL 2011
Illinois Wesleyan University,
Bloomington, IL 2007
Illinois Central College Art Gallery,
Peoria, IL 2006
Lincoln Land College Gallery,
Springfield, IL 2006
Contemporary Art Center of Peoria,
w/ Ann Coddington, Peoria, 2006
Rockford College Art Gallery,
w/ Stephen Holkanson, Rockford College, Rockford, IL 2005
Cinema Art Gallery,
Urbana, IL 2003
New Harmony Gallery,
w/ Russel Weedman, New Harmony, IN 1996
Johnson College Art Gallery,
w/ Susan Smith,  Johnson College, VT 1995
Gallery 105,
w/ Susan Smith,  Champaign, IL 1994
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery,
Chicago, IL 1993
Pennsylvania School of Art & Design,
Lancaster, PA 1992
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery,
w/ Lillian Heard, Chicago, IL 1991
Hal Katzen Gallery,
New York, NY 1991
Millikin University Gallery,
Decatur, IL 1991
Indiana University Northwest,
Gary, IN 1990
School of the Art Institute Superior Street Gallery,
w/ Stephen Lee, Chicago, IL 1986

Selected Recent Group Exhibitions
Community Supported Arts, 40.1 Gallery, Champaign, IL 2016
H2O   A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX 2015

Shaw, Smith, & Stolz   Art Coop Gallery, Champaign, IL 2014
Things With Wings   Photoplace Gallery,Middlebury, VT 2014
Sky Gallery 40 North Champaign County Arts Council billboard exhibition, Champaign Urbana IL 2013
Memory  Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 2012
Women and Water  The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI 2012
8 Photographers   invitational. Art Coop Gallery, Urbana, IL 2012
Canis Familiaris   invitiational. Amara Gallery, Urbana, IL 2012
Uncanny: Surreal Photography   PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 2011
14th National Contemporary   Grand Junction Art Center, Grand Junction CO 2011
7th Photographic Image Biennial   East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 2011
5 x 5 Exposed  Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA 2010
Self  national juried exhibition, Croft Gallery, Waco, TX 2010
Nostalgia  national juried exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery Annex, Middlebury VT 2010
Fourth Photography Image Biennial   East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 2005
Photo LA represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery, Santa Monica CA (2003-04)
Joyce Grant Elaine Photography Exhibition  Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX 2004
4 Artists  Stipes Space   group exhibition. Boneyard Arts Festival, Champaign, IL 2004
Here and Now  invitational exhibition Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL Texas 2003   
Texas International Photography Exhibition  Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX 2003
The Camera Obscured IV: Mixed Media Photography  Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL 2002
The Photography Show sponsored by AIPAD, Edelman Gallery, New York, New York 2002
52nd Quad States Exhibition Juror’s Award, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL 2002
The Cicada Show invitational group exhibition. Cicada Gallery, Champaign, IL 2002
Dreamworks national juried exhibition. Juror’s Award, Gallerie Mesa, Mesa, AZ 1999
The Art of Collage group invitational. Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign 1996
The Summer Show Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL 1995
Gallery Artists Burnt Purple Fine Arts, Bosman, MN 1995
New Artists group exhibition. Burnt Purple Fine Arts, Bosman, MN 1994
New Work group exhibition. Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL 1994
Photoccurrance group invitational. Modesto College Art Gallery, Modesto, CA 1994
The Summer Show group exhibition. Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL  1993
ART CHICAGO Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL  1993
ART FAIR/SEATTLE Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Seattle, WA (199293)  1993
Image and Soul national juried exhibition. ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL  1993
The Eidetic Image: Paper Trails invitational. Krannert Art Museum (Traveling), Champaign, IL  1993
Reorganized Realities national juried exhibition. Reicher Gallery, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL 1992   
New Work group exhibition. Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago International Art Expo, Chicago, IL 1992 
The Summer Show group exhibition. Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL 1992 
Local Aesthetic 3: ChampaignUrbana invitational. Illinois State University, Normal, IL 1991 w/ catalog
Summer Show group exhibition. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1991 
Summer Work group exhibition. Hal Katzen Gallery, New York, NY 1991 
New Work group. Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago Intl Art Expo, Chicago, IL 1991 
11:59 Gallery 2, regional invitational. Chicago, IL 1991 
Photo Collages solo exhibition & lecturer, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN 1990
Chicago International Art Exposition  Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago Intn Art Expo, Chicago, IL 1990
Surface Appearances: The Painted Photograph national juried exhibition. Kohler Arts Center, Sheyboygan, WI 1989
Resurgence: Surrealism Inferred invitational. Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago,IL 1989
Reverse Angle, Transcultural Exchange invitational. Ludwig Drum Factory, IL and WUK Kunsthalle, Vienna 1989
Chicago International Art Exposition DesonSaunders Gallery, Chicago, IL 1989
2D at R100 national juried exhibition. Upfront Gallery, Bloomington, IL 1989
Material Matters group invitational. College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL 1989
Governor’s Awards for the Arts Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL 1989
Our Corner of the World: Seventeen Illinois Artists. Illinois State University, Normal, IL 1989 
A Kiss Is Just A Kiss  Bruce Velick Gallery, San Francisco, CA & Twining Gallery, NY 1989
Gallery Artists Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL 1989
Manipulated Photography invitational. Parkland College Gallery, Champaign, IL 1989
Polaroid & Polaroid Derived Imagery group invitational. MoMing Gallery, Chicago, IL 1989
I’ll Be Art In A Minute group invitational. Limelight, Chicago, IL 1989
Alternatives ‘87  Honorable Mention, Ohio University School of Art, Athens, OH 1987 w/ catalog
New Photographics national juried exhibition. Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA 1987
Past Presence national juried exhibition. Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR 1987
North Coast Society Traveling Exhibition national juried exhibition. Hiram College, OH 1987
The Members Show group invitational. Krasl Arts Center, St. Joseph, MI 1987  
The Traveling Fellowship Show School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1986
Past(iche), Post, and Future group invitational. Shun Pong Gallery, Wanchai, Hong Kong 1986
The 1986 M.F.A. Thesis Show School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL 1986
SAIC Photography group invitational. Lightsong Gallery, Tucson, AZ 1986
The Age of Age group exhibition. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1986
PhotoSpiva ‘86 national juried exhibition. Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO 1986
The 2 x 2 Show group exhibition. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1986
Video Billboard juried video exhibition. Video works on State & Adams St., Chicago, IL 1985 
Midwest/4 national juried exhibition. Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 1985
Evidence of Self national juried exhibition. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 1985
The Salt and Paper Show . Honorable Mention, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI 1984 
Sexuality in Art and Media  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1984
PhotoFlow national juried exhibition. University of Texas, Arlington, TX 1983
20/20: Contemporary American Nude national juried ex. Inland Empire Gallery, Riverside, CA 1983
Third Women in Art Exhibition  Springfield Art Association Gallery, Springfield, IL 1983
Pieced Alternatives national juried ex, Appalachiana Gallery, Bethesda, MD 1983
Works on Paper national juried exhibition, Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, KY 1983
Translations two person exhibition, McKinley Foundation Gallery, Champaign, IL 1982
The First Members Show juried exhibition, The New Muse, Champaign, IL 1982
Works on Paper juried exhibition, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 1982
Women at the Crossroads juried exhibition, NEH Traveling Show, Champaign, IL 1981
Work By Women group invitational. The New Muse, Champaign, IL 1981

Shift, Contemporary Photography Exhibition
  Parkland Art Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL 2012

Southlynn, Jenny, Artists Works Carry Much Meaning The Mahomet Citizen, January 17, 2007 (w/ photo)
Merli, Melissa, Art & Design News-Gazette, August 21, 2006 (photo)
SouthlynnSavage, Zoe, Voted Best Visual Artist of Champaign Urbana The Paper, 1.23.04
Merli, Melissa, Coming Home to CU News-Gazette, April 6, 2003
Southlynn, Jenny, Going Local at Krannert The Paper, May 23, 2003
Harrington, Kelly, Celebrating 20 Years of the Parkland Art Gallery The Daily Illini Buzz, Sept 13, 2001 (w/ photo)
Featured Artist Octopus, September 2000 (cover and photos)
Southlynn, Jenny, New Work Octopus, September 1999
Featured Artist Tamaqua Literary Magazine, Spring 1994, Volume 4, Issue 2. (w/ cover and photos)
Wasserman, Tina. Chicago Roundup Art Muscle, Aug/Sept 1993
Weinstein, Michael. Photo: Betsy Rosenfield Gallery New City, April 15, 1993
Atterberry, Gisele. Three CU Artists Well Represented at Chicago Galleries News Gazette, August 21, 1992
Atterberry, Gisele. Parkland Puts on a New Show News Gazette, August 30, 1991
Sauter, Spencer. Art Show Features Good, Bad, Ugly The Pantagraph, July 18, 1991
Condon, Elisabeth. Peggy Shaw, Lillian Heard New Art Examiner, May, (w/ photo)
Brunetti, John. Peggy Shaw New City, March 1420. (w/ photo)
Atterberry, Gisele. Those Who Can Do—And Teach News Gazette, August 31, 1990
Birge, Elizabeth. Art In Perspective Post Tribune, Nov. 4, 1990 (w/ photo)
Cassidy, Victor. She Moved, She Shook: Marianne Deson’s 24 Years As An Art Dealer Chicago Artists Coalition Newsletter, Jan 1990, p.8.
Ligocki, Gordon. Art Inspired in Time Between Sunset and Darkness Hammond Times, October 28, 1990. (w/ photo)
McCracken, David. Summer Shows a Time for Reacquaintance Chicago Tribune, June 30, 1989 (w/ photo)
Snodgrass, Susan. Resurgence New Art Examiner, September 1989, pp. 52,53.
Another Chicago Magazine, Number 20, Peggy Shaw (photo) pg. 24, Another Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
Kerr, Kathryn. Picture Perfect News Gazette, October 28,1988. (w/ photo)
Lufkin, Liz. Kiss—Beauty in the Buss San Francisco Chronicle, August 3, 1988.
Sherman, Mary. Exhibit Delivers Instant Art Chicago Sun Times, March 25, 1988,
Brodhead, Jeffrey. Artists Eschew Special Effects, Altered Photographic Perspectives Arizona Daily Wildcat, Oct. 14, 1986.
Hawkins, Margaret. Art Institute Student Work Offers Refreshing Alternative Chicago Sun Times, Feb. 21, 1986, p. 14.
The Blatant Image, Peggy Shaw Feminist Press, Oregon, P. 17. (w/ photo) 1983

Photolucida / Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist, Portland OR 2016

ICCTA Outstanding Faculty Award, Parkland College, Champaign, IL 2016
Best Visual Artist of Champaign Urbana, The Paper, 2004
Master Communicator Awards of Excellence in Video 2003
Master Communicator Awards of Excellence in Video 2001
Master Communicator Awards of Achievement in Video 2000
Master Communicator Awards of Achievement in Video 1999
Master Communicator Awards of Excellence in Video 1998
Master Communicator Awards of Excellence in Video 1997
Photography Finalist Award, Illinois Arts Council 1992

Visual Arts Finalist Award, Illinois Arts Council 1991
NCMPR paragon Awards: Best Video 1990CCA President’s Award for Achievement in Video 1990
Illinois Community Television Silver Award, Chicago Access Corporation 1989
Visual Arts Fellowship Award, Arts Midwest/NEA Regional 1988
Artist Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council 1988
Brown Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1986