From the Taboo Series, 2011
Acrylic paint with photograph and resin on board
Original size: 55 x 200 cm
Photographer: Terry Shave
Terry Shave has an extensive track record as an artist and arts educator and has exhibited regularly both in the UK and abroad.
Solo exhibitions include: Loaded, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Reloading, Real Gallery, New York; and Closer than you Think, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham. He has been included in almost 150 mixed exhibitions, most recently he was invited to exhibit in The World Artists Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Shave has also won prizes in the John Moore's painting exhibition in Liverpool and the Unilever Award in London and has curated exhibitions that explore drawing, museum collections and contemporary painting in the UK.
He is Professor of Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, where he has initiated and developed a significant range of arts projects and artist promotion and development events. These have focused on location-specific intervention work that attempts to use art to explore socio-political and historical interpretations of sites.
Shave was a founder member of UK Young Artists and believes passionately that creative work and arts activities are key to social inclusion and society wellbeing. Supporting young artists as they emerge into a tough professional environment and encouraging the use of interdisciplinary networks is key to his role with UKYA.