Denise Shaw’s paintings, drawings, and prints have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries and cultural centers in the United States and in Europe, including the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Reece Museum in Tennessee, The Copelouzos Family Museum, Athens, Greece, The Cooper Center for Communicative Arts at South Texas College, the Woodruff Arts Center of the Atlanta College of Art in Georgia, Metropolitan Dade Community College in Miami, Artist Presentation Spaces in Rome, including St. Stephens Cultural Foundation Center, the Vasilunas Gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania and the 2018 and 2020 Human Rights Biennial in Seattle and California..  In New York City she has participated in shows at the Museum of Arts and Design, the Swiss Institute, the Park Avenue Armory and LaGuardia College of the City University of New York.

Denise Shaw has participated in public art forums in New York City including CowParade, In celebration of Rescue Dogs, Save the Tigers at the United Nations and designing a flag for the Iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center.

In 2012, she was elected into the National Association of Women Artists. Her work has been honored at the White House in 2003 for designing and painting the White House Easter Egg commemorating the 911 Terrorists Attacks.

Shaw’s work is in private, public and corporate collections, including those of Rockefeller Center, ESG Insignia, GHI Health Insurance, Phillip Morris, New Moves Dance Company, Cruise Norway and Pfizer, Inc. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and a postgraduate certificate in Film from New York University.