David Shapiro Art

Critically-acclaimed abstract painter David Shapiro creates sophisticated compositions in which color, form, and texture combine to evoke a deeply meditative consciousness and tranquility. Likened to be the visual equivalent of a mantra, Shapiro develops series of work based upon Eastern traditions and concepts, such as "Mudra" (Buddhist hand symbols) and "Savasan" (the lying-down posture in yogic practices).

"Shapiro's shapes hum with a paradoxical energy, alternately attracting and repelling one another like magnets. That tension brings the colors to life, high-lighting the wealth of surface and sub-surface textures that Shapiro weaves together in his subtle, strange, mesmerizing works," writes Ferdinand Protzman in his Washington Post review.

In addition to multiple solo exhibitions with the Bill Lowe Gallery, David Shapiro has exhibited throughout the United States for over three decades. His work is included in the permanent public collections of such respected institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Kunsthalle der Stadt in Nuremberg, Germany.

David Shapiro Paintings

BORN
1944 Brooklyn, New York.

EDUCATION
1968 M.F.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
1966 B.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1965 Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1999
The Fine Art Society, London, England.
Numark Gallery, Washington, DC.
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

1998
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO.
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1997
Numark Gallery, Washington, DC.
Sen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

1996
Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO.
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1995
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1994
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Kaoru Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

1992
Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA.
"Twenty Year Retrospective", Indiana University Fine Art Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Thompson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

1990
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO.
Kaoru Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL.
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, New York, NY.
Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

1989
Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, New York, NY.
Thompson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

1988
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Souyun Yi Gallery, New York, NY.
Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL.

1987
Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Thompson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL.

1986
Vandewoude- Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY.

1985
Thompson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL.
Getler/ Pall Gallery, New York, NY.

1983
Vandewoude - Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY.
Styria Studio, New York, NY.
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN.
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL.
Getler/Pall Gallery, New York, NY.

1982
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.
Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH.
Butler Institute of America Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

1981
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL.
Getler/Pall Gallery, New York, NY.

1979
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL.
Getler/Pall Gallery New York, NY.
Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, NY.
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY.

1978
Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV.
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, NY.

1974
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY.

1973
William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY.
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, New York, NY.

1971
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY.
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, New York, NY.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1995

US Print Grafikan Paja Himmelblau Tampere, Finland
"Frameless", Inaugural International Invitational Biennial, Mie Cultural Center Ise Japan.
1990

"Eleventh British International Print Biennial", Bradford Art Galleries and Museums: traveling to the Royal College of Art, Henry Moore Galleries, London.
"Echo Press: A Decade of Printmaking", Indiana University Museum of Art, (catalogue) Bloomington, IN.
"Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
1989

"Myth Symbol Dream: Structures of the Unconscious", Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington.
Graphic Biennial, exhibition sponsored by U.S.I.A., Ljubljana, Yugoslavia and traveling to University of Florida Gallery, Gainsville.
"Mind and Matter", exhibition sponsored by U.S.I.A. and traveling to Seoul, Tokyo, New Zealand, Australia, Bangkok, Manila, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore (catalogue).
1988

23rd National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY.
Contemporary American Prints, Garton & Cooke, London (catalogue).
Combination Prints-1980's, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ.
1983

World Print Four, San Francisco, CA.
1982

Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.
1981

22nd National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY.
Recent Acquisitions, Brooklyn Museum, NY.
1980

Recent Acquisitions, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA.
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN.
Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Kunsthalle der Stadt Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany.
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL.
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
North York Performing Arts Center, North York Ontario, Canada.
Ohio University Art Museum, Athens, OH.
Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, PA.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Soloman Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa City, IA.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
American Express
Amoco
Ashland Oil Corporation
Bayer, USA
The Chase Manhattan Bank
Continental Grain Corporation
First National Bank of Chicago
General Mills
Highlands Group
Holder Construction Company
Hospital Corporation of America
Mobile Oil Corporation
Northern Telecom
Philadelphia Savings Fund Society
Security Pacific National Bank
Southeast Banking Corporation
3M Corporation
Union Bank of Switzerland (Canada)
Haworth Canada, Toronto
American Telephone & Telegraph
Bank of New York
Coca Cola
Dun & Bradstreet International
The General Electric Corporation
Hewlett-Packard

VISITING ARTIST

1993 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
1991 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
Southern Graphic Association Convention, Kansas City, MO. Speaker
1988 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
1986 Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
1985 Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
1982 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
1981 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
State University of New York at Buffalo.
State University of New York at Purchase.
Nova Scotia School of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Drake University, Des Moines, IA.
1973 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

TEACHING

1974-80 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.
1971-72 Barnard College, New York, NY.
1970-71 University of Bridgeport, CT.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1968-69 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
1966 John Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN.
 

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