Peg Shaw’s work has always been an exploration in multi-media including photography, video, sound, and mixed media such as paint, charcoal, dirt, leaves, thorns, petals, eggshell, hair, thread, wire, and glass. Her work has been shown nationally including solo exhibitions in Chicago and New York, and has won numerous awards in both photography and video, including awards from the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Midwest/NEA Regional. She is an Associate Professor in Photography/Video at Parkland College, Champaign, IL. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Shaw received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Shaw lives in the woods with her family in a timberframe home they built by hand. She is a drummer that only makes noise in her basement. 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 has a lake in Michigan that runs in her veins. She adores the moon.