L.Shapiro,Square Dance, acrylic on paper

Square Dance,Shapiro, acrylic on paper, 18x20, 2020

Laura Shapiro

Mixed Media Artist

Artist's Statement


“Still?”  questioned one of the signs from the  Women’s March and Black Lives Matter protests.



Since the 1960’s I’ve had work with other women and men to continually address the unequal treatment of women. 


Part of that work,  for me is to make art that embodies both the anxiety and fear that women hold AND our collective wisdom, vulnerability, resilience, humor, courage and strength.  I am a mixed media artist, using whateever  materials that express and shape my ideas.   I am inspired by many artists and art worlds including, Danh Vo, Frank Stella, Amy Sillman, Michaela Eichwald,Barbara Leoff Burge, Richard Tuttle, visionary artists, and first graders’ drawings.