Yvonne Shaw uses photographic portraiture to explore interpersonal relations and a multiplicity of roles. She is interested in patterns of attraction and rejection within social groups. Her unscripted process of working with the protagonists in her photographs allows for both spontaneity and enactment. The resulting images hover between psychological theatre and the authentic tension of human encounter.
Yvonne completed a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts at Unitec in 2015 and a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Hons) at Elam School of Fine Arts in 2017. She was awarded the 2nd Runner Up award at the 27th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2018.
Recipient of the 2019 Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Commission.
She currently works as a lecturer at Unitec, Auckland.