Kathryn and Francesca," bas-relief portrait, ceramic, Dripping Springs, Texas
"Marylyn,” bas-relief portrait, ceramic, Austin, Texas
“Embracing Couple,” unique bronze, Austin, Texas
"Male portrait study for Embracing Couple," ceramic, Austin, Texas
"Zoe," child portrait, ceramic, Austin, Texas
"Job," bronze, Austin, Texas, limited edition of ten
"Derrière" bookends in bronze, Newport Beach, California, unlimited edition, signed and numbered
Fine Arts, Potomac, Maryland
"Working in three dimensions enables the sculptor to achieve a level of tangibility not possible with two-dimensional media such as painting and photography. My figure sculpture is a vehicle for expressing human emotions and spirituality as well as physical attributes."
Arye enjoys making figure sculpture in various environments, including commissions for private clients, individual studio work, sculpture groups, and intensive workshops.
Experience and Education
20042005 Instructor, Sculpture Academy of Austin, Austin, Texas
2004 Instructor, Austin Sculpture Center, Austin, Texas
19992004 Leader, weekly figure sculpture group, Austin Sculpture Center, Austin, Texas
20002002 Leader, weekly figure drawing group, Artists Coalition of Austin, Austin, Texas
20002002 Leader, "Leading Visions" seminars, Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, Texas
20002002 Attended intensive sculpture workshops on the torso, portrait, and bas-relief, Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, Loveland, Colorado
19982000 Attended sculpture classes at Austin Sculpture Center, Austin, Texas
Publications about Arye Shapiro
Karen Leach, “Art in Real Space,” The Good Life, Oct. 2005 (Panache Publishing, Austin, TX, 2005) pg. 41.
Arye Shapiro, “Bas-relief Sculpture in Central Texas,” Art Lover’s Guide vol. 2, pg. 31 (2005).
Rachel Koper, “Sculpture in Central Texas Takes Many Forms,” Art Lover’s Guide vol. 1, pg. 40 (2004).