Jon Shaw

Jon Shaw's alley-scapes bring colour and life to the darkest areas of Vancouver's East Side.


Jon Shaw’s work explores the processes of deconstruction and assemblage, informed by experience as a graphic designer. Using a series of expressive and uninhibited paint, collage and texture applications, Jon creates a loose and abstract structure upon which to assemble detailed ink drawings. He selectively interprets and reworks different layers until they are harmoniously integrated.

Jon Shaw obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Mount Allison University in 2008. Jon began his art career in the small, cultural town of Sackville, New Brunswick where he developed his unique style. In 2010 Jon relocated to Vancouver to develop his studio practice in a new creative environment.

Jon Shaw