Laurie Shapiro

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Laurie Shapiro
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Long Island, New York
Alma mater
  • BFA Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bilkent University
Known forInstallation Art, Painting
Notable work
  • Alchemy Tunnel
  • Before You Were Born
StyleContemporary Art
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CitizenshipUnited States

Laurie Shapiro (2012-Present) is an American installation art and mixed media artist. Born in Long Island, New York (1990), she lives and works in Los Angeles. [1]


Born in Long Island, NY (1990), Shapiro lives and works in Los Angeles. She received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2012) and Bilkent University in Ankara Turkey (2011). Notable solo shows include two with Radiant Space Gallery, and she shown with Mars Gallery in Chicago. Her residencies include Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and the San_Jose_Museum_of_Quilts_&_Textiles Shapiro has received awards such as, Artists’ Fellowship Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation Grant, and a Fellowship at American Jewish University. She has been publicly commissioned to create installation environments for otherworld and Coffee World. Her work is in the collections of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and Bilkent University. [2]

Notable Works

Alchemy Tunnel (2019) “a literal and figurative cave of wonders. Using fabric, foil, sequins, and water-based paint, Shaprio’s inventive fantasy environment glitters and beckons. A distinct floral theme dominates the space, which is covered floor to ceiling with images and patterns that include lights and sparkles and sensual fabric.” [3]

Before You Were Born (2018) Shapiro's work was first debuted in Los Angeles with Radiant Space Gallery. Her installation, "Before You Were Born" attracted thousands to see the floor to celing textile cave which she spent over 1000 hours creating. [4]. [5]


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