Contemporary visual artist and sculptor, Tim Shaw was born in Belfast in 1964. Educated in Belfast, Dublin and Enniskillen, Shaw began modeling with clay in school and decided to become a sculptor at the age of 15 after discovering a book on Rodin in a local bookshop. Shaw studied art at Manchester Polytechnic and Falmouth School of Art, and after a brief period working as a conservator of buildings and sculpture, decided to devote himself fully to creating sculpture.


In 2013 he was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in London and he exhibits in the London Summer Exhibition annually.