Joel Shapiro

Joel Shapiro (b.1941) is a world-renowned American sculptor. Described as a minimalist, most of his works are composed of simple rectangular shapes and constructed primarily from wood and bronze.

He has completed more than thirty commissions in major cities worldwide and has been the subject of more than 160 solo exhibitions and retrospectives internationally. The French Minister of Culture awarded Shapiro the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2005 and in 2013 he was honoured with the National Art Award for Outstanding Achievement by Americans for the Arts. What’s more, in 2015 he was awarded The International Sculpture Center's Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.

Shapiro and Lévy Gorvy donated 'Untitled' (2015) to the 2019 Art of Wishes Gala auction.

Portrait of Joel Shapiro, Credit to Pace Gallery

  • Area: Artist

  • Area: Artist