Laurie Shapiro’s Art Show: Modern Feminist Mythology


Artist Laurie Shapiro

Laurie Shapiro is an American artist who has showcased her work across the United States in solo and group exhibitions. She is currently participating in an art residency program through SACI Florence, and will be presenting her work at a lecture in English, followed by the opening of a show of her work.

Shapiro is interested in exploring Florence so she can research and develop her most recent project, “The Renaissance of the Feminine Divine.” It explores the representation of the sacred in the past and present to create installations incorporating modern feminist mythology. Shapiro said she wants to create a new goddess temple that fosters a sense of sacredness, connections to the earth, and feminine empowerment. Shapiro  is an artist with progressive deafness, so she said her work can be very internal, and she is interested in finding interconnection by examining the inner self and collective cultural stories.

There will be an art exhibition of Shapiro’s work opening on Wednesday, April 17, at 6 pm, located at SACI Gallery – Sant’Egidio Study Center, Via Sant’Egidio, 14. An artist talk will take place on Wednesday, April 10, at 6 pm, also located at the gallery.

Shapiro is a painter and textile artist whose process is research-based. This includes meditation and being active in the present moment. Her work urges listening through the quietness of space and visual stories. Through her mixed-media compositions, she conveys the overlap of human perceptions, including their commonalities and connections. She wishes to share moments of astonishing love through her art. Link to her website(Sophia Koch)