Kate Shaw was born in 1961 in Melbourne, Australia. There is no updating information about her parents and family. She started her career working in Alternative Theater and Arts Publicity in Melbourne at the end of 20th century. Later, in 1993, she decided to get Diploma in municipal policy and planning. There were others achievements like: Diploma of Museum Studies in 1997 from Deakin University, Fine Arts Honors in Painting from RMIT University and Masters in urban planning in 1999.

Soon, Kate moved to the University of Melbourne and became a teacher of planning law, civic design, political economy, and the cultivation of towns. In 2014, there was a huge success during the show at ART 14 in London. Kate also organized some presentments at The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong and Fehily Contemporary in her native city. In addition to her work, there were some tours to museums, which took place in the Eastern part of Eurasia, as a part of the Asialink exhibition Vertigo including such building of modern art like MOCA Taipei and POSCO Seoul.

From 2005 to 2008, Kate together with Prof. Ruth Fincher were scholarly colleagues on a big project named 'Transnational and Temporary: pupils, society, and production place in the center of Melbourne. She had her own project with a topic "Planning the ‘creative city’: reconciling global strategies with local subcultures". Nevertheless, she took part in many collective displays in China, Japan, France, Iceland, and American cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. The Australian Council for the Arts gave Kate a precious award, almost a palace in New York.

In 2016, she was showed in the nonfictional 'Conquest of Space' and 'Spectrum' Index Book in Spain. She has got several grants from Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts. Kate Shaw has been in the final of different art competitions, and got various rewards, among which there were Nomination for the Prudential Eye Award, The Arthur Guy Prize, The John Fries Memorial Prize, John Leslie Memorial Prize, Wynne Prize, Royal Bank of Scotland Art, ABM AMBRO Emerging Art Award and others.

In 2012, she has won in Artists Wanted, Painting category in New York. Her works may be seen in the collections of the University of Queensland Museum, Macquarie, Westpac Bank, RACV, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Museum of Brisbane and Art bank and in private collections all around the world. Now, she is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Urban Geography and Planning, in the School of Land and Environment at the University of Melbourne.

As to the personal life in her biography, Kate is married to Chris Hayes. She and her husband have two children. They named them Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes and David Emanuel Shaw-Hayes. Chris Hayes is a popular pressman and political informer, an eminent person in today’s media. He is the host on a weekday news and opinion television show 'All In With Chris Hayes'. The family’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 Million.

Last Modified: Mar 12, 2020

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