Peg Shaw is an interdisciplinary artist incorporating video, sound, photography, and mixed media within layered site-specific installations. Profoundly personal and politically aware, her work addresses “how we can connect across time and space, be so moved by an experience that isn’t ours, and truly care for people we will never know > floating on a membrane of what we have been given, hovering just below what we have to give.”
Born in Oak Park, IL, she received an MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her work has been shown nationally, including solo exhibitions in Chicago and New York, and has won numerous awards in photography and video, including most recently: the Illinois Arts Council Agency 2021 Artist Fellowship Award in Media, and the 40 North Champaign County Arts Council Artist Ace Award. She is a Professor in Photography/Video at Parkland College in Champaign, IL.
She lives in the woods in a timberframe home they 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 shy drummer that only makes noise in her basement. She has a lake in Michigan that runs in her veins. She spends an amazing amount of time looking up at the night sky.
Group exhibition featuring: Installation, Video/Sound, Painting, Photography. Handicap accessible with no steps. Street parking on University Avenue or behind the building to the east. Peg Shaw: Video/Sound/Photo Joan Stolz: Painting Ann Coddington: Installation Friday: Noon-8pm Saturday: Noon-8pm