David Shapiro (American, b.1944) was born in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 1966, and his MFA from Indiana University in 1968. Shapiro’s Abstract compositions of paintings and mixed media are made up of color, form, and texture; these pieces provoke meditative consciousness and tranquility. He uses diverse textures, such as Nepalese, Japanese paper, burlap, nylon screening, and canvas. Shapiro’s work is influenced by Eastern traditions such as Buddhist hand symbols and yoga practices, which materialize in his work in forms such as circles, spirals, waves, and flames. Shapiro has exhibited internationally, and his works are included in collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH, and the Kunsthalle der Stadt in Nuremberg, Germany. The artist is represented by the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, CA, and the Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Timeline

1944
Born in Brooklyn, NY
1965
Skowhegan School of Art Skowhegan, ME
1966
Taught - John Herron School of Art Indianapolis, IN
1966
BFA, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
1968
MFA, Indiana University Bloomington, IN
1968–1969
Taught - Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
1970–1971
Taught - Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
1971–1972
Taught - Barnard College New York, NY
1970–1977
Taught - University of Bridgeport, New York, Connecticut
1974–1980
Taught - Parsons School of Design New York, NY

Exhibitions

2012
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
2010
Amy Simon Contemporary Art, Westport, CT
2009
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008
Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
2008
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008
Goya Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
2007
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006
Numark Gallery, Washinton, DC
2006
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
2006
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, CA
2006
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005
Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL
2005
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta
2003
Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2002
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2001
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2001
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta
2000
Mira Godard Gallery Toronto
2000
Perimeter Galery Chicago, IL
1999
The Fine Art Society London
1999
Numark Gallery Washington, DC
1998
Perimeter Gallery Chicago, IL
1998
Lowe Gallery Atlanta, GA
1998
Elliot Smith Contemporary Art St. Louis, MO
1997
Numark Gallery Washington, DC
1995
Frameless, Inaugural INTernational Invitational Bienale, Mie Cultural Center Japan
1995
US Print Grafikan Paja Hummelblau Tampere, Finland
1990
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Univ. of North Carolina Greensboro, NC
1990
Echo Press: A Decade of Printmaking (catalog), Indiana University Museum of Art Bloomington, IN
1990
Eleventh British International Print Bienale, Bradford Art Galleries and Museums
1989
Mind and Matter, Seoul and travel
1989
Graphic Biennial, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1989
Myth Symbol Dream: Structures of the Unconscious, Delaware Center for he Contemporary Arts Wilmington, DE
1983
Vanderwoude-Tanenbaum Gallery, New York
1982
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
1981
Getler/Pall Gallery, New York
1979
Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York
1978
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
1974
Poindexter Gallery, New York
1971
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit