Steven Hoffman Shapiro has been working as an artist and designer for over thirty years. He began his career as an architect graduating from Yale University's School of Architecture with an M.Arch in 1980. While at Yale he studied with notable architects Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Peter Millard and Cesar Pelli. After a successful career in residential and small commercial design he transitioned to a focus in painting, sculpture and illustration. In 1997 he enrolled in the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institiue College of Art where he studied with Grace Hartigan among others and received an MFA in painting in 1999. Since completing his art education, he has worked continuously as a studio artist executing over 1500 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints to date. His work has been exhibited widely including at the: Government House in Annapolis, Maryland, Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore, CCBC Dundalk Campus Gallery, School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, the Reeves Gallery in Baltimore, and at the Third International Exhibition of Architecture - Venice Biennale.
In addition to his work as visual artist Shapiro has had a long career as an art educator and has taught art and architecture design at Auburn University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The Catholic University of America, Baltimore County Community College, and The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland.. He is currently a member of the art faculty at Loyola Blakefield School in Baltimore, Maryland.