MICHAEL A SHAPIRO

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Selected Vita

Michael A Shapiro (b.1954) is a documentary photographer, living in Minneapolis. He has been a working artist since 1972 and engaged solely in photography since 2000. Shapiro is curently working on personal projects and accepting commissions for portraits.

Career (Professional)

Photographer, 2000 - current
Photographer/Artist/Educator, 1967 - 2000

Recent and Scheduled Exhibitions

2014
New Work, The Phipps, Hudson, Wisconsin, Dec. 5 - Jan 11(2015)

 

2012
Off the Cuff, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, Group, February - March
IFP, Minneapolis, MN, Group, February
10 Portraits, May Day Cafe, Minneapolis, July-August

2011
Sense of Place, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN, Group, October - November
Burned Garden
, 1906 Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Group, October - November
Clicks
, Blue Moon Coffee Cafe, Minneapolis, MN, Solo, September
Facing the Lens, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, Group, January - August
Clicks, May Day Cafe, Minneapolis, MN, Solo, February - March

2010
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Group
Urban Views, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois, Two person
Silverwood Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Group

2009
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Art Perchance
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, Group
Black Dog Cafe, St. Paul, MN, Group
Saint Paul Art Crawl, NWAC
Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN, Group

2008
Saint Paul Art Crawl, NWAC

Cafes, Nuance Gallery, Beresford, SD, Solo

2007
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Group, Britta Konau
Paris, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO. Two Person

2006
Paris, Black Hills State University, Ruddel Gallery, Spearfish, South Dakota, Solo
Face to Face, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Apex Gallery, Rapid City, South Dakota, Group

2005
Rodeo, Dakota Wesleyan University, Middle Border Museum, Mitchell, SD, Solo
Views of the River, GAR Hall, Yankton, SD, Group, John Day
Inuit, Dakota Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD, Solo
Paris, Coffee Works, Sioux City Iowa, Solo
Paris, CSG, Vermillion, SD, Solo

2002
Inuit, Dow Gallery, Richmond, IN, Solo

2001
Pine Ridge, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Solo
Pine Ridge, Indiana University East Gallery, Richmond, IN, Solo
Pine Ridge, SW Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota, Solo

Books

Urban Geometry. 2011
Made of Light. 2010. Anthology (Dan Mauer)
Bridges. 2009. Limited Edition Artist Book (Betsy Dollar)
Culturescape. 2009. Blurb
Family of Man 2, Leica (Alastair Firkin)
Paris. 2007. Viovio
Inuit. 2003. Limited Edition Artist Book

Publications

Photojournale
Documentary Shooters
Stealing Plums (Blog)
English Education (Blog)
B&WMag
Susan Hensel Gallery (blog)
Photo Auto Toto (blog)
Digital Journalist
Durango Herald
Photo District News
pdn online
Explorer Club Journal
American Quarter Horse Journal
South Dakota Magazine
Farmer-Rancher Exchange
SDRA Magazine
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
SDRA Website

Commissions

South Dakota Rodeo Association
University of South Dakota
Makivik Corporation
Gannett Publishing
Habitat for Humanity

Photographic Series

Caffetto's Café
Time Off: Freedom from Work
Touch of Humanity
Foreclosed
Urban Geometry
Looking Glass
Musicians
Clicks
Flags
Watering Holes
Pine Ridge: Health Care On the Reservation
Portraits
Inuit: On Top of the World
Rodeo: Behind the Chutes
Parisians: Street and Café

Workshops and Gallery Talks

Springfield Art Association
University of South Dakota
Black Hills State University
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Dakota Wesleyan University
SW Minnesota State University
Dow Gallery

Education

Bachelors, Music/English, Yankton College
Masters, Poetry and Translation, University of New Orleans

Studied

College of Fine Arts, University of South Dakota
Sioux City Art Center