Mari Shaw is an intellectual property lawyer
, storyteller, and author of Painter and Pataphysician Thomas Chimes
(2015). She has organized projects with artists such as Candida Höfer and Anri Sala
; has taught a seminar on originality, art, law, and technology at the University of Pennsylvania; and lectures at a number of universities and art schools. Shaw has served on boards and advisory committees for documenta 12, The Galleries of the Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin Law School, and the Wilma Theater. She and her husband, Peter, live in Philadelphia and Berlin and have been collecting art for thirty-five years.