Medium: Oil on board
Size: 16" x 20"
Shapiro received her BA and MS from Queens College, New York. Her work was part of the Pattern & Decoration movement of the 70's. She continues to explore similarities in cross-cultural patterns, graphic and mathematical as well as natural forms. She is represented by the Andre Zarre Gallery, New York and has been teaching for Empire State College, SUNY Old Westbury since the 1970's. Her media include acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas and board, and several suites of silkscreens. Her bibliography includes reviews by April Kingsley in the Village Voice, Gordon Brown in Arts Magazine, Madeline Burnside in ARTnews, Helen Harrison in the New York Times, and Judith Tannenbaum in Arts Magazine.Selected collections include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York; Birmingham Museum, Alabama; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; and Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Northwinds Coffee & Tea Co., Port Washington, New York, 1996; Andre Zarre Gallery, New York; 1976, '85, and '91; Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, 1981; St, Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1978; University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1977; Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New York, 1973; and Central Hall Gallery, Port Washington, New York, 1972.
Her selected group exhibitions include: A Woman's Place, The Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, 1996; In Small Dimensions, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, 1995; 20th Anniversary Show, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, 1994; Artists Books, Islip Art Center, Islip, New York, 1993; Metamorphosis, Wunsch Art Center, Glen Cove, New York, 1989; Let's Play House, Bernice Steinberg Gallery, New York, 1986; Criss-Cross en la Cuidad de Mexico, Galeria Pecanins, Mexico, 1983; Criss-Cross, Boulder Art Center, Boulder, Colorado, 1982; Recent Acquisitions, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1981; Abstract Art in the '80's, Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1981; Homework, Women's Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York, 1981; and Women and Art, Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1981.