George Shaw (born 1966 in Coventry) is an English contemporary artist who is noted for his suburban subject matter. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011. Shaw first attracted attention for painting the estate where he grew up in the 1970s, in the Tile Hill suburb of Coventry. Shaw studied art at Sheffield Polytechnic and received a BA in 1989. In 1998, he completed an MA in painting from London's Royal College of Art.