Residing in Adams, Massachusetts, Keith Shaw received his doctorate in art history from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught art history at various institutions, including Long Island University and Hofstra University. Upon escaping from New York in 2001, he took a position at Berkshire Community College — his current affiliation.
Shaw has numerous scholarly publications on Italian Renaissance art. From 2008 to 2013, he was a regular contributor of art reviews and criticism on Berkshire artists for The Berkshire Eagle, Berkshire’s Week, and Artscope Magazine. During 2014 and 2015, he was the director and chief curator for the Berkshire Artist Museum in North Adams.