Jordan Shaw

Jordan Shaw is an artist and creative technologist. An MFA graduate from OCAD University Digital Futures program, Jordan’s interests spans mediums and range from strictly digital to interactive physical environments. Often Jordan explores themes relating to the influence of technology in popular culture and exploring the predefined expectations society has about their relationship with computers, technology and the future. In many cases the manifestation of his creative output transpire through projects that focus on communicating the invisible, yet very physical components of technology and how these unnoticed pieces of technology impact, influence and alter our behaviour and surroundings. 

Curriculum Vitae


2015 - 2017: MFA, Digital Futures. OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario.

2004 - 2008: Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario. Bachelors of Information Technology (BIT) majoring in Interactive Multimedia and Design (IMD).

2004 - 2008: Algonquin College, Ottawa Ontario. Advanced College Diploma from the school of New Media & Design in Interactive Multimedia and Design (IMD).

Exhibition Record

March 2018 - "Enhancer". Colour: What Do You Mean By That?, Propeller Gallery (Canada)

2018 - "Enhancer". Come Up To My Room 2018, Gladstone Hotel (Canada)

July 2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. Vector Festival, InterAccess (Canada)

May 2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. GradEx, Open Gallery, OCAD U (Canada)

April 2017 - “Habitual Instinct”. Digital Futures Graduate Show. Open Gallery, OCAD U (Canada)

2017 - “Creation By Error”. Digital Futures Open Show. Open Gallery, OCAD U (Canada)

2016 - “Parting Ways”, “Everywhere”. The Salon of Inclusiveness III, Black Cat - Artspace (Canada)

2016 - “Understory”, WayHome Music & Arts Festival (Canada)

2016 - “Sentiment Cocoon”, Vivid Sydney (Australia)

2016 - “CBC Holodeck”,  OCAD U, Black Box Gallery (Canada)

2015 - “Curious”, OCAD U Graduate Gallery Group Show (Canada)

2015 - “Mirror Lake Refactored”, “Jack Pine Refactored”, “Pic Island Refactored”. The Salon of Inclusiveness II, Black Cat - Artspace (Canada)

2008 - ACM SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Student Competition (Runner up) EmoCapsule Interactive Art Installation (USA)

Awards / Grants

2017/18: Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. Enhancer at Gladstone's Come Up To My Room 2018.

2017: The Advertising & Design Club of Canada: Interactive Miscellaneous Merit for UNION Hats. 

2017 - Best Exhibited Thesis Work for Habitual Instinct. Digital Futures Thesis Examination Awards 2017. 

2017 - Applied Arts: Agency Self-Promotion, Single, 2017 + Experimental/Artistic, 2017 for UNION Hats (agency self-promotion).

2016 - OCAD U Graduate Scholarship

2015 - OCAD U Graduate Scholarship

2008 - SpaceTime ACM SIGGRAPH Student Competition (Runner up). EmoCapsule Interactive Art Installation

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