Shows / Festivals

2017 Centrum for Fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden; “Bending the Frame”, show based on the book: “Bending the Frame”; “Last Supper” series
2017 Preus Museum, Oslo, Norway, “Bending the Frame”
2016 Fotografisk Center; Copenhagen, Denmark; “Bending the Frame”
2015 Expo Milano 2015 — Arts and Foods Pavillion at Triennale di Milano: “Arts & Food- Rituals since 1851”, curated by Germano Celant “Last Supper” series
2015 Columbus College of Art and Design Art Gallery: Columbus, Ohio; “Sitter”, “Last Supper” series
2012 LA Film Forum — screening “Cluck” video
2007 Solares Fondazione Culturale; Parma, Italy
Center for Photography at Woodstock; “Death Bizarre”
2004 Houston Center for Photography; “Truth Matters: the Meaning of Objects”, “Last Supper” photographic series
2004 Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island; “Excess”, “Last Supper”
2002 SF Cameraworks; “No Exit”, “Last Supper” photographic series
1993 “Montage 93 International Festival of the Moving Image”; Rochester, New York
1990 New York University Stern Graduate School of Business; (next door to the stock exchange) solo show of large scale video installation in front lobby “Weltschmerz”
1991 The Clocktower Gallery, New York,NY; inspired by Lower Manhattan “Mixed Use District”large scale Cibachrome photographs “Rooftop” series- co curated show
1988 Aarhus Video Festival; *Denmark
1987 The Kitchen Center; New York, NY; “Techno Bop”
1986 Honolulu Academy of the Arts; Honolulu, Hawaii “Hawaii Video Festival”
1985 PSI; New York, NY; “Video Music Combinations”
1984 Fashion Mods, Bronx, NY; “Art & Politiks”
1983 Kijkhw, De Haque; Holland; *“World Wide Video Festival”
The Kitchen Center; New York, NY; “Process Video Part 111”
1982 Honolulu Academy of the Arts; Honolulu, Hawaii; Solo Show/Video Installation
*“CAPS Traveling Video/Multimedia Festival”; toured the U.S.
1981 JVC 4th Annual Tokyo Video Festival (Award)
1980 American Center; Paris, France. show presented by the Whitney Museum of Art
1979 “Ithaca Video Festival”; (Award). show toured the United States
The Kitchen Center, New York, NY; “VIDEO DJ SHOW”
PS1 Queens, NY; “California Video: Sally Shapiro”
1978 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles, CA, “Public Domain/Private Shadows”
1977 L.A. Louver Gallery; Venice, CA; “Robert Janz, John Gordon, Loren Madsen, Sally Shapiro” single channel videoworks

Print / Broadcast / Cablecast

2015 “2015 Arts & Foods: Rituals Since 1851” Editor - Germano Celant, publisher - Electra
2015 Musee magazine; édition “Rituals” “Last Supper” series feature
2014 Bending the Frame — Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen by Fred Ritchin, publisher - Aperture
2012 Exchange and Evolution — Long Beach Museum of Art - book /catalogue; Water Paintings video installation
2004 ZDF German Television; ”Artist Profile Series” Profile of Celia A. Shapiro
2002-12 features / interviews
Mother Jones, Aperture/USA; Der Spiegel/Germany; Good Weekend/Australia; Toro/Canada; Photo Italia/Italy; The Observer Food Monthly/ London; Le Matin/Switzerland; VG/ Norway; De Telegraaf/ The Netherlands; Liberation/ France; D magazine/ Italy; La Presse/ Canada; St Martin’s Press/ Bedford; Derneire Heure/Quebec; Brasil 2005/ Brazil; Dazed and Confused/ Australia: Etiqueta Negra/Peru; Canadian Post/Canada etc.
(images published regularly)
1990 ZOOM Magazine; edition #44 (English and French editions) six page feature “Celia Shapiro”
1988 “NO TV”, series produced by Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester New York, NY
1986 WKCR Radio, New York, NY; interview and airing of excerpts of audio pieces
1985 WKCR Radio, “Agent XYZ” (Audio Art)
1984 The Learning Channel, Washington, D.C. “The Independents”, Program series of award winning videos...broadcast throughout the U.S. “Transnotations”
1981 WNET Channel 13; New York, NY “Transnotations”
1980 WXYJ; Rochester, NY; “Award Winning Independents”, “Cluck”
1979 Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan Cable Television; New York, NY “Cluck”
1978 KPFK RADIO; Los Angeles, CA; “CLOSE RADIO” (Audlo Art) “Hand Painted Mutiny”
1978 Los Angeles Times — “Video Vehicles in Long Beach” - photographs and video installation “Water Paintings”- review by Suzanne Muchnic
1974 Los Angeles Times — “8 Venice artists”: curated show “CA 90291” at Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of technology - review by Henry Seldis

Museum Shows

2003 Katonah Museum of Art;* “Food Matters” curated by Sarah Tanguey, “Last Supper”
1991 Laguna Glorla Art Museum; Austin, Texas; selected by Charlotta Kotik* “Beyond Photography”; large scale color photographs - “Rooftop Series”
1984 Long Beach Museum of Art;* Long Beach, CA; “A Retrospective/Long Beach Museum of Art, 1974 84” Video Installation; “The Well”
1980 Whitney Museum of American Art;* NY, NY; “Biennial Exhibition” “Transnotations”
1978 The Selina Musuem, Fukuoka Art Musuem, Hara Musuem of Contemporary Art; Japan; Kunsthaus, Switzerland: traveling show organized by the Museum of Modern Art* “Video: New York, Seattle and Los Angeles”, “Cluck”
1977 The Museum of Modern Art; New York, NY; “Projects: Video XXI” (solo show)
Long Beach Museum of Art; Long Beach, CA; “Videoworks”: Joel Herman, Sally Shapiro, “Water Paintings”; Video Installation and Photographs
1977 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo; Caracas, Venezuela; “Encuentro Internacional de Video”

Fellowships / Grants / Residencies

1992 Polaroid Corporation; Photographic Grant
1990 Art Matters Inc.; New York, NY; Grant support to video sculpture “Weltschmerz”
1987 New York Foundation for the Arts; New York, NY; Fellowship
Samaya Foundation, New York, NY; Residency
1981-1984 Experimental Television Center; New York, NY; Residencies
Public Access Synthes;lz~ Studio, New York, NY; Artist In Residence, Audio Art
1982 CAPS (Creative Artists Program Service), New York, NY; Fellowship
ZBS/AIR; New York, NY; Artist in Residence, Audio Art
1980 Television Laboratory at WNET/THIRTEEN; New York, NY; Artist In Residence

Solo Screenings / Performances

1986 The Jazz Center of New York; New York, NY; live musicians / video performance
Monte Video Gallery; Amsterdam, Holland; solo screening
1985 American Museum of the Moving Image; New York, NY; live musicians/video performance
1982 Focus Gallery, Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY; (also 1978)
1981 Los Angeles Center for Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Los Angeles, CA



  • George Eastman House — Rochester NY
  • Joy of Giviing Something, Inc — NYC
  • Solares Foundation for the Arts — Parma Italy
  • Netherlands Media Art Institute — Netherlands
  • Lijnbaancentrum-Rotterdam — Netherlands
  • De Appel — Amsterdam
  • private collections in the US and Germany


Bachelor of Arts in Design, Video Emphasis from University of California, Los Angeles, 1975

studied sclupture at San Diego Sate University and Cal-State Los Angeles


Assistant Director / Curator, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Ca.- Assistant Dean of Admissions, California Institute of the Arts; Instructor, Metal Casting; Betzalel Art Academy (School of Design), Jerusalem, Israel (developed course and built foundry). Artist in Residence / Consultant for the integration of video into curricula in NYC Schools and Women’s Prison.

Currently living in New York and Miami.