Shapiro was part the Pattern and Decoration exhibit at PS I. and has exhibited in New York and elsewhere since the late 1970’s with solo and group exhibitions including AIR, Andre Zarre Gallery, Everson Museum, Nassau County Museum, David Richard Gallery, Bernay Fine Art and many other galleries and museums in the US and abroad. Her work is in the collection of the S.R. Guggenheim Museum, Heckscher Museum, Albright Knox Gallery, Birmingham Museum, William Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection, university, corporate and private collections.
A painter who also writes and makes artists books and whose practice explores the intersection of pattern, nature and geometry. Imagery is borrowed and imagined from weaving, beading and craft of other cultures as well as biomorphic forms overlapping within each individual piece. She employs a variety of media and has produced several bodies of work including systemic patterning, city and landscapes, prints and large figurative mixed media pieces. She has been teaching art history and studio art at Empire State College SUNY, Old Westbury, NY