Julie Shapiro is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Western Massachusetts.  She received her BFA in art from University of California, Santa Cruz and her MFA in painting/printmaking from the Yale School of Art.  She also studied at the Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT. Her most recent solo exhibition wasat the Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Other exhibitions include those at Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, The Painting Center, NYC, Weatherspoon Museum, NC, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC, The Brooklyn Museum and The Drawing Center, NYC.  Shapiro received tenure from Southern Methodist in Dallas, TX and subsequently taught at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. She has been a Visiting Artist at numerous colleges. Her awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and residencies at Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, Redline Milwaukee, Virginia Center for Contemporary Art and Yaddo. Her work is included in numerous collections.