Gail Shaw-Clemons was born and raised in Washington, DC. She graduated from Anacostia High School and went to the University of Maryland where she received her BFA and MFA specializing in stone lithography. She was a graduate assistant to Thaddeus Lapinski, and studied under Martin Puryear, and David Driskell.
With residencies in Africa, Sweden, Ireland, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico she spent many summers away making art. As an instructor at the United Nations International School in New York for 24 years, she had the opportunity to travel to art conferences in Madrid, Spain, Hamburg, Germany, and Amsterdam, Netherlands representing her school and her work.
Shaw-Clemons has exhibited extensively and has work as far away as Beijing, China, Brazil, and Sweden. She is also represented in the Library of Congress, Ballenglen Museum of Ireland, Banneker Douglass Museum in Annapolis, Md. and the David Driskell Center Md. Learn more about her work at www.gailshaw-clemons.com.