Ann R. Shapiro


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
(917) 414-8632

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Solo Exhibitions:

2023Changing World, Ceres Gallery, NYC, April 25-May 20
2021Vanishing, Ceres Gallery, April 27 – May 22, 2021
2018Rising Atlantic, Ceres Gallery, April 24-May 19
2015World in Transformation, Ceres Gallery, March 31–April 25
2013Random Topography, Ceres Gallery, NYC, February 5–March 2
2010Altered Landscapes, Ceres Gallery, Nov. 2 – Nov. 27
2008Seas Rising, Ceres Gallery, NYC, Sept. 30-Oct. 25  
2006Impact, Ceres Gallery, NYC. March 28 – April 22
2004Meanderings, Ceres Gallery, NYC, March 26–April–22    
2002Maps and Memory and Extracting Memory, Ceres Gallery, Jan. 29–Feb. 23
1996Constructs: Lurching into the Next Century by Shaping Remembered Environments,New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, October
1995Landscapes of Maine and New Hampshire, Deer Isle Artist’s Association, Deer Isle, ME, August
1984Landscapes, New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, July

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2023Terra InFirma, Skirball, Los Angeles
2022Women’s Voices: A New Day, June 21 – July 16
Terra inFirma, Alper JCC, Miami, FL April 4 – May 29, 2022
 Arc of the Viral Universe, Westchester Community College Ext. Site, Peekskill, NY,  February 1 – April 27,
Ossining Public Library Main Gallery, JulyTerra inFirma, Alper JCC, Miami.FL
2021Earth on the Edge, Ceres Gallery. December 14- 24
Outside My Ouevre, January 6-30,  Ceres Gallery          
Earth on the Edge, M. Annenberg, Curator, December 14 – 24
Arc of the Viral Universe,    Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca NY, September – October, Field Library, Peekskill, NY, November-December
2020Life as It is Now, Ceres Gallery, September 8-26
2019Exposure: Endangered Earth, Ceres Gallery December 10-14
Raising Women’s Voices II, Ceres Gallery, June 25-July 20
Exposure: Endangered Earth, Ceres Gallery, December 10-14
2018Terra InFirma, Heller Museum, Hebrew Union College, NYC
2016Maps, Traveling Show, Hebrew Union College, NYC
2014Personal Histories, Redland Museum, (Cleveland, Queensland, Australia), Oct. 12 – Nov. 30
Cartography: Artists as Map Makers,
Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY June 6-August 17
Ceres Summer Salon, Ceres Gallery, June 24-July 19
2013-2015Alternet, 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 Library, Peekskill, NY,  December  2013 –January 2014, Tomkins Public Library, Ithaca, NY, March– May 2014, Central Library Rochester and Monroe, NY, March–May 2014, Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC, August- September  2013, Cohen Library Archives, City College of 
NY, October-November 2014, Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, NJ  November-Deceber 2014, Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library, February-March 2015, The Butterfield Library, Cold Spring, NY, April-May, March 23 – May 23, 2015, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesberg. IL, June 1- August 11, 2015
2012Inside/outside Ceres Gallery, January 3– 28
2011Women’s Nature, Ceres Gallery, January 4- 29
Bronxartspace, December
Towing [sic] the Line, Ceres Gallery, January 6-24
2009 Ceres Gallery, Towing [sic] the Line, January 6-24
2008 Gallery 225, Nov. 13 – Dec. 24, A Gift of Art,  Harv Toback, Curator,
2007 National 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’Book  Work “Color Codes”                             
2006Ceres Gallery Revisited, Krasdale Gallery, Bronx, NY, (S.Balka, Juror/Curator), Feb.  15-May14
Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Elizabeth Osborne, Juror, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA                              
2005New Books Editions:  Old, New Digital, (Juror, Betsy Davids), O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Angles and Issues, February 5–May, Ceres Gallery, June 21–July 16                                         
2003Ceres at 20, Birthday Duet, Ceres Gallery, January 2–February 1    
2002 Art Sites Gallery, Greenport, NY, Glynnis Berry, Curator, November 20–December 14 
Generations III:  A Survey of Woman Artists at the Millennium (Invitational), AIR Gallery, January 26–March 30                             
20012001:  a space odyssey, Ceres Gallery, June 19 -July 14
2000Generations III:  A Survey of Woman Artists at the Millennium (Invitational), AIR Gallery, February 15–March 11
1999Imaginings, Ceres Gallery, July  20–August 14
1998  Artist Friends of Ceres (Invitational), July 21–August 15
Hallelujah ’98 (Invitational), Ceres Gallery, December 9- January 2


2021Fragile Earth, Fran Belalor and Barbara Sherman, Co-Curators, 
 https://nyartistcircle,com/curated-shows/fragile-earth#gallery97-39 March 1- May 1
2019Exposure: Endangered Earth, Ceres Gallery December 10-14 co-curated with M. Annenberg
20182018  CLIMATE CHANGE PANEL, Ceres Gallery, Organizer and         
Moderator, Participants  Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Former CEO of the New England Aquarium, Founding Member of the Ocean Collectiv, Marcia  Annenberg, Artist, with an interest in the untold stories of climate , Alice LeBlanc, Sr. change, Environmental Economist, Sr. Economist, Environmental Defense Fund; Director,  Climate Change, AIG
2017Balaz, Joe OTOLITHS,, issue 44, southern summer 2017, Marilyn R. Rosenberg & Ann R. Shapiro, COLOR CODES IV  
2016, Foggy Bay I and II, Photography
   2014–redland- museum.html.
Marilyn R.. Rosenberg & Ann R. Shapiro, COLOR CODES II


2019 O’Donovan, Leo J. ‘Endangered Earth’ exhibit, artists confront climate change, EarthBeat, Dec. 12                            
2018Kruger, Laura, Curator, TERRA inFIRMA, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, Hebrew Union College, (catalog),p. 33 
Brawarsky, Sandee, Jewish Week, September 28, 2018, Review and Photo (Kruger,   Laura, Curator, TERRA inFIRMA, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, Hebrew Union College) 
2012Conklin, Sara and Neri, Perri, inside/outside, (catalog)                      
2006 Roberts, Bryony, Ceres Gallery Revisited (catalog)                                
1998Leibel, Aaron, “Jewish women and their art,” Washington Jewish Week, Feb, 26    p.31
Soltes, Ori Z., Director/Curator, “JEWS, WOMEN and ART, Eighteen Artists: Issues and Ideas”, pp. 38 and 40, 1998 (catalog)                            
1996        Art at New Hampshire College,  Boston (MA), Sunday Globe, October 6, p. 47
1995New show opening at DIAA gallery”, Island Advantages:  Compass, Deer Isle, ME, August 3, p. 4, (photo)
1992   At Westbeth Gallery, The Villager, Nov. 1992 (review)
1984“Artist Shapiro to Exhibit at N.H. College in August”, The Manchester Journal, August 15, p. 20, (review) 
The Union Leader, Manchester, NH, August 7, (photo of artist and painting)
The Union Leader, Manchester, NH, August 2, (review)


Hebrew Union College, New York City, NY
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
The Akin Free Library and Museums, Pawling, NY 
Whitney Museum of American Art Library


New York University, PhD, NYC, NY
Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A.,  NYC, 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
National Academy of Art,  New York City,