Anna Shapiro is an artist and catalyst. She incorporates metal, textiles and other everyday materials into her sculptures. The work she makes connects social and ecological issues that have been important to her since her early employment as a wilderness guide and National Park Ranger. Anna has received awards and residencies in Vermont, New York, Brazil and Latvia, and has spoken on panels about iron casting in relationship to five-element Chinese medicine and about eco-feminism. She has published intermittently about these subjects. Anna is known as the “wavelady” for her interactive performances “making waves”. She loves molten metal, and has taught welding and iron casting at the Steel Yard in Providence, RI. Anna has also catalyzed many creative industries in Boston and Rhode Island including art spaces, festivals, alternative grocery stores and mobile hydroponic gardens. Her studio is in Providence RI.
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