Born:1990 - New York



 2012 BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
 2011 Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Selected Installation Commissions


  •  2024 BNA x BonnarooSilent Disco, Sculpture installation of ten hanging pieces at Nashville International  Airport     


  • San Diego Museum of ArtWe Are All Connected To Each Other Through Nature, outdoor interactive and enveloping installations (18 x 12 x 13 feet), water-based paints and screen printed drawings on vinyl with 20 accompanying handmade lanterns, San Diego, CA
              - Also shown (2023) at Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA; and Dyer Arts Center
  •      OtherworldReturning full-room enveloping and interactive installation, (16 x 14 x 16 feet), water based paints, screen printed drawings, and sewing on muslin, meditation cushions, painted floor, handmade lights, Philadelphia, PA


  •      Walter StudiosThe Joy of Purpose, full-room enveloping and interactive installation, (32 x 14 x 14 feet), water  based paints and screen printed drawings on textiles and paper and handmade lights, Phoenix, AZ


  •      WeedmapsFlowers Are Not A Crime, outdoor interactive and enveloping installation (15 x 15 x 10 feet), water based paints and screen printed drawings on vinyl and handmade lights, Irving, CA
         Shown at Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas, NV; California Vibes, Long Beach, CA; Governors Ball, NYC, NY
  •      San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Public Art Commission, Through The Flowers, outdoor interactive and enveloping installation (15 x 15 x 10 feet), water based paints and screen printed drawings on vinyl and  handmade lights, San Luis Obispo, CA
  •      CoffeeworldCoffee Jungle, full-room enveloping and interactive installation, (24 x 14 x 18 feet), water based paints and screen printed drawings on textiles and paper,  handmade lights, and astroturf, Coffee World, Los Angeles, CA
  •      OtherworldBlanket Fort, full-room enveloping and interactive installation, (20 x 18 x 16 feet), water based paints and screen printed drawings on textiles and mylar,  handmade lights, Columbus, OH  


Solo Exhibitions



      The Renaissance of the Feminine Divine, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy

     You Don’t Need To Hear To Listen, Dyer Arts Center, RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY


     The Glendale Alteria, The Glendale Galleria, Public Art Project sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission,Glendale, CA

     ALCHEMY TUNNEL, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA 

     All Yoni Is Love, de Plume Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
     Before You Were Born, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA

     Before You Were Born, and Other Recent Pieces, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA 


Selected Group Exhibitions

   2024 Brand 52, Brand Library, Glendale, CA
             California Jewish Open, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
           Benefit Art Auction, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC 
.          Every Woman Biennial, La Mama Galleria, New York , NY
  2023 Culture of Care, The Anthropology of Motherhood, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

           Couples, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA  
  2022 45th Anniversary Exhibition: New Directions, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
          Tight In A Bud, Luna Anais Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Taking it to the Next Degree (Juried Show), Avenue 50 Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  2021 Digital Shorts Film Festival, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
  2020 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Coastline College, Newport Beach, CA 
           Bemis Annual Art Auction, Bemis Art Center, Omaha, NE
           Eshet Heyil, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles
  2019 eVe (Empowerment vs Exploitation), Warehouse 410, Oakland, CA
           Phase 2 Fundraiser, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles CA
           Temple of the Future, Paramount Academy of Music, Los Angeles, CA
  2018  Office Hours, Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA
           30th Anniversary / Art Expo, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL 
           We Rise, Los Angeles, CA
  2017  Raise a Brush – Benefit for Ghostship Fire Relief, Lottie Rose Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
  2016  Tying the Knot Fundraiser, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
           Wild/Mind, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA. (Juror: George Lawson)
  2014  Where to From There?, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA. (Juror: Arnold J. Kemp)



Winner, Spring 2024 International 2D Online Exhibition, Soul of Artists, HI
  2023  Individual Artists Fellowship, California Council for the Arts, CA

            Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA

  2022  Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, NJ
  2021  Vibrant Cities Art Grant, Los Angeles, CA
  2020  Artist’ Fellowship, New York, NY
  2020  Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
  2012  Surge Research Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA



  2024  Artist-In-Residence, Ann Weber Artist Residency, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

            Artist-In-Residence, SACI x Singulart, Florence, Italy
  2022  Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Italy
  2017  Artist-In-Residence, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
  2014  Artist-In-Residence, Digital Art Studio, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  2012  Artist-In-Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA 


Selected Bibliography 


  Natasha Ntone, “SACI x Singulart, Meet Resident Artist Laurie Shapiro,” Singulart Magazine, May 23, 2024

  - Shana Nys Dambrot, "Meet Analog Immersive Painter Laurie Shapiro," LA Weekly, November 20, 2023
  - Joanne Harrop, “Artist listens to inner voice through exhibit at Three Rivers Arts Festival,” Trib Live, June 9, 2023
  - Adam Reinherz, “California installation artist returns to Pittsburgh with big piece and bold message,” Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, June 5, 2023
  - “Three Rivers Arts Festival Set for June 2-11 in downtown Pittsburgh,” WTAE, Pittsburgh, PA, June 1, 2023 (TV segment)

  - Von Peter Dorn, “Männerbilder,” Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany, March 2022
  - “Making A Statement At Life Is Beautiful,” KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV, September 23, 2021 (TV segment)
  - Weedmaps, “Life is Beautiful with Weedmaps and artist Laurie Shapiro,” Weedmaps News, Irvine, CA, September 14, 2021
  - Nicholas Wilton, “The New World of Laurie Shapiro,” Art2Life, Sausalito, CA, March 7, 2021
  - Kaitlyn Little, “ 'Through the Flowers' art project featured in downtown San Luis Obispo,” KSBY-TV, San Luis Obispo, CA, April 1, 2021 (TV segment)
  - Shana Nys Dambrot, “Art Pick: ALCHEMY TUNNEL At Radiant Space,” LA Weekly, October 4, 2019
  - Genie Davis, “Radiant Space: Laurie Shapiro,” artillery, October 30, 2019
  - James L. Chapman, “Hung Up: An Evening of Stars In Your Eyes,” Cultural Daily, January 2, 2019
  - Megan O’Sullivan, “12 Art Installation To See (And Share) Now,” Lonny, January 17, 2018 (featured alongside Ai Wei Wei and Yayoi Kusama)
  - Johnny Otto, “Seen: Shapiro’s Temple,” Left Bank, January 8, 2019
  - Sydney Walters, “Laurie Shapiro’s Before You Were Born,” Art and Cake, January 24, 2018
  - Genie Davis,Gankstas, Hipsters, Art Lovers,” artillery, January 10, 2018
  - Lisa Beebe, “Step Inside an Otherworldly Psychedelic Cave 1,000 Hours in the Making,” LA Magazine, January 8, 2018
  - Marcia Young, “A Look At Our Community,” Fiber Arts Now, Summer 2017 (magazine in print)
  - Camille Miller, “Dancing Inside a ‘Walk-In-Womb’,” metroactive, May 21, 2017

Visiting Artist Lectures and Presentations


       - Artist-In-Residence, SACI (Studio Arts College International) x Singulart, Florence, Italy


        - Visiting Artist, Painting in the Expanded Field, Carnegie Mellon University, September 20

       - Art Gallery Lecture, Coastline College, Newport Beach, September 16

       - Visiting Artist Presentation, Light Bringer Project, Pasadena, CA, October 20

       - Lecture/Presentation, Pacific Palisades Art Association, Pacific Palisades, CA, September 21

       - Presentation, Women Painters West, Los Angeles, CA, April 5

       - Presentation and Workshops, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, April 7, May 5, June 2

       - Visiting Artist Presentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 13-15


Selected Collections


  Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  Otherworld, Columbus, OH
  Otherworld, Philadelphia, PA
  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
  Walter Studios, Phoenix, AZ
  Walter Where?House, Phoenix, AZ
  Weedmaps, Irvine, CA




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