Blue Mountains based mosaic artist, Marian Shapiro was originally trained in art and theatre in the UK. She has been a full-time working artist since 2003.
Shown and collected nationally and internationally, she has been commissioned by many private clients in Australia, the UK, USA and Canada and has public and commercial commissions in Sydney. She has been a been a finalist in many juried shows, both in Australia and abroad, winning Best in Show at the most recent Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand’s (MAANZ) prestigious juried national exhibition. Her work has also been featured in a numerous books and magazines and on television. In less unusual times she teaches and speaks regularly both in Australia and abroad.
Marian is fascinated by the possibilities of working with both traditional and modern materials. She is intrigued by the creative tension of using ancient techniques and traditional materials to make original work which is relevant today.