We Are All Connected
We Are All Connected
We Are All Connected, 2018
Watercolor and Glitter on Museum Board
8 x 8.5 in.
Signed on the front
"We Are All Connected" by Laurie Shapiro is a unique, watercolor painting that is signed by the artist on the front. The artist used watercolor and glitter on museum board to create this original work. It comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity.
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Laurie Shapiro’s large-scale, mixed-media paintings can be viewed from the wall or in an otherworldly setting where she creates installations that the viewer can walk inside of. Her work is driven by an insatiable need to inquire about the nature of how we perceive the world. Fascinated by color and process, Shapiro initially builds up her paintings by screen printing stencils of her drawings, then hand-sewing the segments onto raw muslin which she brings to life with layers of paint. When viewed up close, one can see the intricate details and hand-stitching of her screen printed drawings. A few artists she admires are Roy De Forest, Gustav Klimt, and Kerry James Marshall.
Shapiro’s holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2012), during which she spent a semester abroad at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey (2011). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
2012 BFA Painting, Printmaking, Installation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2011, Painting, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2017 San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
2014 Digital Art Studio, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2012 “Trespass,” Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Solo Exhibitions and Installations
2018 “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
2014 New Works, Studio 9, Berkeley, CA.
2012 “Lovers in the Wonderland of the Holy Innocence,” Ear Peace Records, Berkeley, CA
“Laurie Shapiro,” Blush!, San Francisco, CA
2011 “Fran’s Karma,” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
“The Forest of Phallies,” Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Selected Group Exhibitions and Installations
2017 Raise a Brush - Benefit Art Show for Ghostship Fire Relief, Lottie Rose Art Gallery,
2016 “Tying the Knot Fundraiser,” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
“Wild/Mind,” Juried Art Show, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA (Juried by George Lawson)
2015 Art Party Group Show, Sawtooth Studios, East Bay Open Studios, Berkeley, CA
2014 “Where to From There?” Pro Arts Juried Annual, Oakland, CA (Juried by Arnold J. Kemp
“Re.DeConstruct,” Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA
2013 “East Bay Open Studios Group Show,” Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
“Formative Amalgamation,” Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland, CA
“Artists’ Annual,” Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2012 “Fools of Transport,” Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA
“Terms and Conditions,” Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
“Connect Disconnect,” Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
“Replica of Oswaldo Guayasami’s Mother and Child,” Long Island, NY.
“Figures in the Windows” private commission Berlin, Germany.
“American Eagle” private commission, Dresden, Germany.
“Graffiti Monster” private commission, Florentin Hostel, TelAviv, Israel
“Lovers Dance,” permanent collection, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
“Yellow Cave,” public installation, San Francisco, CA
“Stranger,” public display, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
“Folsom Street Fair,” private collection, Oakland CA
“Trees in the Wonderland of the Holy Innocence,” private collection, Sausalito, CA
“Homeless People and Dancing Bird Children,” private collection, Pittsburgh, PA
“Melodie,” private collection, Long Island, NY
Honors and Awards
2012 Wickerman art grant recipient, Four Quarters Farm, PA
SURGE grant recipient, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Ethal Kirk & Mary Murdock Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University
2011 Ethal Kirk & Mary Murdock Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University
2010 Ethal Kirk & Mary Murdock Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University
Voyage LA - 2018
Art and Cake LA - 2018
Artillery Magazine - 2018
LA Magazine - 2018
Fiber Art Now (print) - Summer 2017
Metroactive - 2017
Silicon Valley DeBug - 201