Join us digitally for our tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about their creative process and artistic practice. This month, artist Lauren Shapiro will lead the tour, sharing her work and practice which draws inspiration from environmental research and data, and combines ceramic arts with social practice to join people and the environment through art making processes. #MuseumFromHome with us on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Lauren Shapiro is a visual artist living and working in Miami, Florida. She earned a BFA from Florida Atlantic University and a MFA in ceramics from the University of Miami. Lauren has been a resident artist at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute at Jingdezhen, China, and has participated in biodiversity-focused residencies like "Labverde'' in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest. Recently, Lauren was a resident at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado, and is the current artist in residence for a National Science Foundation grant awarded to marine ecologists at California State University, Northridge. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Knight Foundation, and Oolite Arts. In 2018, Lauren presented Fragile Terrains, a solo exhibition at Bianca Boekel Galeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has also exhibited her work with the New Dealer's Alliance (NADA), Projektraum M54 in Basel, Switzerland, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.