Lauren Shapiro is a visual artist living and working in Miami, Florida. She earned a BFA from Florida Atlantic University and a MFA in ceramics from the University of Miami. Lauren has been a resident artist at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute at Jingdezhen, China, and has participated in biodiversity focused residencies like “Labverde'' in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest. Recently, Lauren was a resident at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado, and is the current artist in residence for a National Science Foundation grant awarded to marine ecologists at California State University, Northridge. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Knight Foundation, and Oolite Arts. In 2018, Laurenpresented Fragile Terrains, a solo exhibition at Bianca Boekel Galeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has also exhibited her work with the New Dealer’s Alliance (NADA), Projektraum M54 in Basel, Switzerland, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.