About Marian

Previously based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches I now live in the Lower Blue Mountains.  I make original art and architectural mosaic for private and public spaces.  Originally trained in fine art and in theatre, I have been working exclusively in mosaic since 2003 and have furthered my mosaic education in Italy, the UK, USA and New Zealand.

A multi-award winning artist, my work is shown and collected both in Australia and internationally. I recently won Best in Show at the MAANZ (Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zeland) national juried exhibition.

 

Public and commercial commissions are in Sydney and many private commissions are in Sydney, Melbourne, the USA, UK and Canada.  About 70% of my work is on commission. 

I have exhibited, taught and spoken nationally and internationally and have represented Australia in two International Symposia of Contemporary Mosaic in Italy hosted by Maestro Guilio Menossi. My work has also been featured in a variety of books and magazines and on television. 

Mosaic has existed as an art form for thousands of years. As a contemporary artist, I am fascinated by the creative tension of using ancient techniques and traditional materials to make art in our current world.  For studio work, I often work in series which allows me to explore a theme in depth.   To see my work, check out the Galleries section.

Text and images © 2004-2020 Marian Shapiro unless otherwise credited. All rights reserved.