Kate Shaw's works has been exhibited widely in New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

She has undertaken studio residencies in Brooklyn, USA, 24hr Art Contemporary Art Space, Darwin and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne. She was a finalist in the 2009 Salon De Refuse and in  the 2008 Fleurieu Biennale and John Leslie art prizes. In 2007 she received a highly commended in the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, was a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Award.  She also was the recipient of an Arts Victoria International Fund Export & Touring Grant. Her works reside in the collections of Artbank, Macquerie Bank and private collections in Australia, UK and the USA.

Kate Shaw graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Honours at RMIT University in Melbourne in 1994 before completing a Diploma of Museum Studies at Deakin University in 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Honours from RMIT University, Melbourne.

For the last 15 years Shaw has exhibited in a number of group shows within Australia and internationally including The Ides of MarchABC NO RIO, New York; Singular, Luxe Gallery, New York;FIAC 2006 at the Grand Palais in the Louvre, Paris;Places, Luxe Gallery, New York in 2007. In 2007 Shaw exhibited in and co-curated (with Larissa Hjorth) the Arts Victoria funded group exhibition U-turn at The Glendale College of Art Gallery, Los Angeles in 2007. She has also held several solo exhibitions in Australia and the USA. 

In 2008 she had two studio residencies, the first in Brooklyn, New York, and then in Darwin at 24hr Art where she also held an exhibition. In 2008 Shaw was a finalist in the Fleurieu Biennale, and her work was also included in the New York LUXE gallery’s offering for the CIGE art fair in Beijing. In 2007 she was highly commended in the ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award, was a finalist at the Fisher’s Ghost Award and received an Arts Victoria International Fund Export & Touring Grant. Her work is held in Artbank’s collection as well as numerous private collections in Australia, America and the UK.