Born 1977, Newcastle, New South Wales; lives and works in Melbourne. Caleb Shea studied toward a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Newcastle from 1995 to 1997. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) in 2006 at RMIT University, where he completed honours in 2009. In 2011 he completed a Master of Visual Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include Exercise in Sophistication, with Thomas Jeppe, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011; XTYO, Utopian Slumps, 2012; and The Peasants are Revolting, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2012–13. In 2008 Shea’s work was included in Model for Abundant in the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Shea was recipient of the fourth Baldessin Foundation Travelling Fellowship in 2004 and the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award in 2011. His work is held in the Joyce Nissan Collection and various private collections in Australia.