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Professor – Photography & 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

Recent News

Someone’s Child,  40 North Arts Council Artist’s Billboard Project 2023-2024
Deep Mapping of a Thin Edge, Video/Sound installation w/ Photo. Champaign, IL 2023

Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award in Media Arts, 2021
Homecoming, Society for Photographic Education Multi-Caucus Exhibition, juried by Jess Dugan, Denver, CO 2023


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions (selected)

Deep Mapping of a Thin Edge, Video/Sound installation w/ Photography, 114 University Bldg. Champaign, IL 2023
The Noisiest Years of Silence, Video/Sound/Mixed Media installation w/ Photography, 114 University Bldg. Champaign, IL 2022

Long Arc of a Low Glimmer, installation, 25 O’Clock Where House, Urbana, IL 2019

Terrain, w /Chehalis Hegner, 10th West St Gallery, Indianapolis, IM 2019

Compass of Bone and Stars, Video/Sound projection over Photography, The Cohen Building, Urbana, IL 2018

For All We Know, Video/Sound projection over Photography, The Boy’s Club Building, Champaign, IL 2017


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2023 International Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ 2023

Convergence, Indianapolis Arts Center, Indianapolis IN 2022
Negative, Intersect Arts Center, St. Louis MO 2022 (w/ catalog)
10x10x10, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton WA 2022
Moving Images, Pause, Restart, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA 2021

Video Salon, invitational, Susan Calza Gallery, Montpelier, VT, 2021

Complex Territory: Image and Appearance, invitational, Giertz Gallery, Champaign, IL 2020

Plural, invitational, 40.1 Gallery, Champaign, IL 2018

Parkland Faculty Exhibition, Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL 2005-2023

Community Supported Arts Exhibition, 40.1 Gallery, Champaign, IL 2016

LENS 2015 international competition, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL 2015

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



Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award in Media Arts, 2021

40 North Champaign County Arts Council Artist Ace Award 2018

Illinois Community College Trustees Association Faculty of the Year Award 2016

Voted Best Visual Artist of Champaign Urbana, The Paper, 1.23.2004

Master Communicator Awards of Excellence in Video 1997, 1998 , 2001, 2003

Master Communicator Awards of Achievement in Video 1999 & 2000

CHAAMP Awards: Advertising Campaign 1992, 1997, 1998

Medallion Awards: Television, Radio, and Newspaper Campaign 1996, 1998

CHAAMP Awards: Radio Spot 60 seconds or less 19 9 0, 1992

Photography Finalist Award, Illinois Arts Council 1992

Visual Arts Finalist Award, Illinois Arts Council 1991

NCMPR paragon Awards: Best Video College Promotion

The Community College Association for Instruction and Technology, Presidentʼs Award for

Achievement in Video 1990

Chicago Access Corporationʼs Illinois Community Television Silver Award 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


Publications (selected)

Merli, Melissa, Getting Personal News-Gazette, August 21, 2016

The Hand, Issue 4, April 2014, page 37

Featured Artist Dialogist, published in Volume I, Issue II / 2013

Southlynn, Jenny, Artists Works Carry Much Meaning The Mahomet Citizen, January 17, 2007

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

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, Aug. 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)


Professional Presentations

It Takes A Village: Photographic Education at the Community College

Society For Photographic Education, Regional Conference, Lincoln, NE

Technology and Pedagogy: Ways to Improve and Assess Learning, Parkland College

Putting You In Touch: The Parkland College Interactive Multimedia Kiosk

  • League for Innovation in the Community College

  • Illinois Council of Community College Administrators

  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Taking Women Seriously: Parkland Television Programming in Womenʼs Studies

  • National American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC)

  • League for Innovation in the Community College


Visiting Artist Presentations

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL

University of Georgia, Athens GA

Millikin University, Decatur IL

Galesburg Art Center, Galesburg IL

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

Shift, Curatorʼs talk, Parkland Art Gallery

High Noon Artist Lecture, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign IL 2006, 2011, 2015, 2020

Women Artists for Womenʼs History Month, Parkland College

Women in the Arts: The New Millennium - Illinois Arts Council 



Shift, Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Giertz Gallery, 2018 (w/ catalog)
Manipulated Photography, Parkland Art Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL 2012 (w/ catalog)


IG: @ pbshaw

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