Happy Birthday: Miriam Schapiro

Miriam Shapiro (b. November 15) was a pioneer in the feminist art movement.

I'm surprised I hadn't heard of Schapiro before! Her work placed traditional "feminine" objects in a fine art context. Changing their meaning and place in our culture. She gravitated towards objects such as fans, dollhouses, lace, and decorative patterns. She inspired other female artists through curated exhibits, and founding the New York Feminist Art Institute.

"So I think what’s been neat about my life is that I am totally aware that all my experiences come together in the studio, and afterwards I could branch out and share whatever it was that developed from the work in the studio. I could share it with others, and I did that in many, many ways." ~Miriam Schapiro