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Biography

Laurie Shapiro is inspired by the  natural world and by patterns that repeat in all things.  Many of her  drawings come from nature - her flowers are inspired by the places she  has lived in and visited: succulents, plants from California, "female"  imagined flowers, outer space flowers.  She screen prints these drawn  images onto various fabrics and then hand sews them as repetitive  elements onto mixed media paintings.  Her work comes from within, ideas  pop out at her and she tries her best to just go with them.  She sees  worlds of magic and beauty in the trees and the flowers: a grounded and  mystical connection she knows exists in all things and shares in her  pieces. 

Shapiro’s large-scale, tapestry-like,  mixed-media paintings are sometimes viewed from the wall and sometimes  walked inside of as full installations.  From afar, her pieces look like  paintings, but when viewed more closely, one can see the hand-stitching  of her screen printed drawings thus revealing their mixed-media  nature.  She is currently inspired by the work of Remedios Varo and Marina Abramović


Shapiro’s holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2012), during  which she spent a semester abroad at Bilkent University in Ankara,  Turkey (2011).

Download my CV to see a list of shows, residencies, awards, press, and commissions from the past few years.

Get in Touch!

Questions or comments?

Feel free to send me a message. I am available for commissions as well as for shows.  It's great to hear what you think about my work, or ideas on how we can work together.

Laurie Shapiro

Los Angeles, CA