Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA
Born in Long Island, NY 1990

 

Education

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

Selected Installation Commissions
 

   2022 

  •      Walter Studios CommissionThe 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

   2021 

  •      Weedmaps CommissionFlowers 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
    2019  
  •      Coffeeworld CommissionCoffee 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
    2018   
  •      Otherworld CommissionBlanket 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

  2022 

     The Glendale Alteria, The Glendale Galleria, Public Art Project sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission,Glendale, CA
  2019  

     ALCHEMY TUNNEL, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA 
  2018  

     All Yoni Is Love, de Plume Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
     Before You Were Born, Radiant Space, Los Angeles, CA
  2017  

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  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)

 

Awards/Grants/Fellowships

  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


 

Residencies

  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 

 

   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
   2020 

  • Art Gallery Lecture, Coastline College, Newport Beach, September 16
  • Visiting Artist Presentation, Light Bringer Project, Pasadena, CA, October 20
    2019 
  • Lecture/Presentation, Pacific Palisades Art Association, Pacific Palisades, CA, September 21
  • Presentation, Women Painters West, Los Angeles, CA, April 5
    2017 
  • Presentation and Workshops, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, April 7, May 5, June 2
    2014 
  • Visiting Artist Presentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 
    PA, March 13-15


 

Selected Collections

 

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

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