David Shapiro (1944-2014) was born in Brooklyn, New York and earned his BFA at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, followed by his MFA at Indiana University. His paintings and prints, often simple in their compositions but complex in their details, evoke Buddhist and Hindu ideas of meditation, concentration, and energy. The titles of Shapiro’s pieces reflect his interest in these Eastern practices of spiritual contemplation. Shapiro’s work is included in many public and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon Guggenheim Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. His work has been exhibited in Atlanta, London, Washington, DC, Toronto, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, amongst others.