Ann R. Shapiro

STATEMENT

As the climate warms, seas are rising, rainfall and wind patterns are changing and these factors are contributing to a shifting landscape – what was high is now flat, what was flat is now a sinkhole or a small mound or hill and what was there is no longer.  The varieties of transformation are infinite. In person or through visual media, we see mountain creeks become rivers, land masses vanish, trees uprooted, roads crumble, ice melting and embankments disappear.  The landscape transforms in unpredictable, capricious and haphazard ways.  Oil paintings utilize geometric shapes to reflect the landscape and its shifting patterns.  Rain and running water, which cause erosion, creates many different shapes.  As permafrost melts it takes on the shape of a polygon. 
 
The computer-generated images digital prints include original work, primarily photographs, as well as, maps, diagrams and photographs primarily taken from the internet.  The data about climate change relates to the various geographic areas that are utilized to create each of the works.  All of the pieces are layered to tell a story about entire countries, states or parts of either, including the changes that are predicted or have already happened.

Ann R. Shapiro
201 East 28th Street
New York, New York 10016
(212) 683-6838
Shapann@aol.com
www.ceresgallery.org

Solo Exhibitions:

2015Ceres Gallery, March 31 – April 25
2013Random Topography, Ceres Gallery, February 5 – March 2
2010Altered Landscapes, Ceres Gallery, Nov. 2 – Nov. 27
2008Seas Rising , Ceres Gallery, Sept. 30 – Oct. 25
2006Impact, Ceres Gallery, NYC, March 28-April 22
2004Meanderings, Paintings and Digital Work, Ceres Gallery
2002Maps and Memory and Extracting Memory, Ceres Gallery
1996Constructs: Lurching into the Next Century by Shaping Remembered Environments, New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH
1995Landscapes of Maine and New Hampshire, Deer Isle Artist’s Association, Deer isle, ME
1994Landscapes, New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013-14Alternet, Traveling, John C. Hart Memorial Library,
Shrub Oak, NY, February – March 30, 2011, The Greenburgh Public
Library, Elmsford, NY, April 6 – September, The Chappaqua Library, October – November 2013, Field Librart, Peekskill, NY, December 2013 – January 2014, Tomkins Public Library, Ithaca, NY, Narch – May 2014,
Central Library Rochster and Monroe, NY, March – May 2014, Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC, Augus t – September 2013, Cohen Library Archives, City College of N Y, October- November 2014
2011Ceres Gallery, Women’s Nature, January 4 – 29
2009Ceres Gallery, Towing [sic] the Line, January 6-24
2008Gallery 225, Nov. 13 – Dec. 24, A Gift of Art, Harv Toback, Curator, NYC
2007National Association of Women Artists,   NYC,   “X + 1”,  October 2 – October 31, 2007, (invitational)
Ceres Gallery, Scratching the Surface , June 19 – July 14
Chappaqua (NY) Library Gallery, M R Rosenberg, Visual Poetry/Artists’ Books , Collaborative Book Work, “Color Codes”
2006Krasdale Gallery, Bronx, NY, Juror/Curator, Sigmund Balka, Main Line Art Center, Betsy Meyer Memorial exhibition, Haverford, PA, Juror, Elizabeth Osborne
2005New Books Editions: Old, New Digital, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, Juror, Betsy Davids
2003Ceres Gallery, Ceres at 20, Birthday Duet
2002Art Sites Gallery, Greenport, NY, Glynnis Berry, Curator
A.I. R. Gallery, Generations III: A Survey of Woman Artists at the Millennium (invitational)
2000A.I.R. Gallery Generations II: A Survey of Woman Artists at the Millennium, (invitational)
1998Jews, Women and Art, National Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C., Ori Z. Soltes, Director/Curator

Reviews and Notations:

Leibel, Aaron. “Jewish women and their art, ”Washington Jewish Week”, Feb., 26, 1998, p. 31
Boston (MA) Sunday Globe, “Art at New Hampshire College”, October 6, 1996, p. 47
“New show opening at DIAA gallery, Island Advantages: Compass, Deer Isle, ME, August 3, 1995 [photo]

Exhibition Catalogs and DVDs:

Balka, Sigmund R., Ceres Gallery Revisited, Roberts, Bryony  “The Artists of Ceres Gallery”, Krasdale Gallery, NY, 2006
New Book Editions: Old, New Digital, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, Juror, Betsy Davids, 2005
Maps and Memories, 2002
“JEWS, WOMEN AND ART”, Eighteen Artists: Issues and Ideas,   pp. 38 and 40, Ori Z. Soltes, Director/Curator, 1998

Collections:

New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York City, NY
National Museum of Women in the Arts Library, Washington, DC
Whitney Museum of American Art Library, New York City, NY
Various Individuals

Affiliations:

Women’s Caucus for Art, [Board Member, 1993 – 1998], NYC Chapter
Deer Isle Maine Artist’s Association, 1982 to present
New York Artists Equity, 1982 to present

Education:

New York University, PhD, New York City, NY
Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A., New York City, NY
Simmons College, B.S., Boston, MA
Joseph Wolins Studio, New York City, NY
Art Students League,   New York City, NY
School of Visual Arts,   New York City, NY
Manhattan Graphics Center,   New York City, NY
City College Graduate Center,   New York City, NY
New York Academy of Design,   New York City, NY