Jeff Shapiro was born in the Bronx, NY in 1949. He presently works and lives in upstate NY with his wife Hinako. He studied ceramic arts while living in Japan for 9 years from 1973-1981. His work has been exhibited internationally in: Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Canada, and Japan. His work can be found in numerous Museum collections including: The Sevre Museum, Paris, France, The Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy, The Massachusetts Museum of Fine Art, Boston MA, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA. He has given workshops and seminars in many countries around the world, and has built 2 wood fire kilns in Italy. He completed a 5 week European tour of exhibiting and workshops in the summer of 2013. Plans are being made for workshops and exhibitions in Switzerland, France, England and Italy during the summer of 2014 and a solo exhibition at Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan in Oct. 2014.
Jeff Shapiro's work is included in some premier museums around the world including Sevre Museum of Ceramics, Paris, France; Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy; American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA; and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.