Place of Birth
1961, Born Wallasey U.K.
Place of Residence
Chris SHAW– Born Wallasey U.K.1961.
In 1983 while working in Hamilton Ontario wandered into a library looked at photobooks and saw IKKO NARRAHARAS photograph of TWO BINS IN MID AIR from his New Mexico series and decided to be a photographer.
1985-89 Wiwral Metro College (btec)
1985-86 West Surrey College of Art (b.a)
1986 Left Art College went to live in Budapest.
Life as an Artist
1991 London, became homeless and got a job as a night porter in a London hotel because they had staff accommodation...
1992-2003 Worked in 8 different hotels as a Night Porter.
2001 Won an assistant grant for Night Porter Series, from Arles rencontres judged by ERIK KESSELS.
2003 Won first prize in a fashion photography competition (independent newspaper) Judged by a.macqueen Nick Night with Night Porter Photographs entered as a joke.
2004 Exhibited night porter in galleries in London, Liverpool, Arles, Sydney, Paris.
2005 Life As A Night Porter published by Twin palms.
2007 Starts Weeds of Wallasey series.
2009 Moves to Paris…
2010 Exhibits night porter in perm russia.
2011 Exhibits at Tokyo Photo with IKKO NARRAHARA, as guest of honor for TATE MODERN with Simon Baker.
2012 Publishes Before and After Night Porter with KEHRER.
2013 Art residency at Joshua Tree National Park California. Weeds of Wallasey published by Superlabo Japan.
2014 Exhibition at TATE BRITAIN Chris SHAW and Daido MORRIYAMA. TATE buy Weeds of Wallasey series.
May - Chris Shaw - exhibition - Moscow Museum of Photography.
June - Chris Shaw - Weeds of Wallasey exhibited in Aura Gallery Beijing.
2015 Exhibitions Derby, (evidence) Hong Kong (book Fair) LANDSKRONA (photo festival) honored Paris. Working with Aron Morel (morel books) on Retrospecting Sandy Hill. Working with Ines Bordas (Adad Books) on Horizon Icons.
2016 Exhibition Life as a night porter/Retrospecting Sandy Hill. galerie du jour agnès b. Paris, France.