Born near the Ural Mountains of Russia, Natalia Shapira’s talent as a sculptor has taken her artistic career to an international level. Natalia first formal artistic training at the Sverdlovsk College of Arts (1983-1987) qualified her as a teacher of sculpture and drawing. In 1989 Natalia was accepted to Russia Krasnoyarsk University to be classically trained in sculptural art (1989-1994). Participating in several major exhibits, even before the end of her artistic training, Natalia’s successful career as an independent artist has already begun.
Cultured in the classic approaches to sculpting, Natalia’s work has achieved universal appeal. In response to her wide acceptance, Natalia took her artistic career to Tel-Aviv, Israel (1996-1999). Working within artistic communities in Israel, Natalia was active in restoration, drawing, and of course, sculpting.
Arriving in Canada in 1999, Natalia’s talent was immediately celebrated. Shortly after her arrival, Natalia attained a close relationship with several Canadian galleries where her sculpted works are now on permanent display. With her ever-increasing success Natalia’s original sculptures have earned their place in both international art exhibitions and private collections across North America and Europe .
Mastery of form and commitment to her own style is what defines Natalia Shapira’s work. Though every proportion and gesture is considered with precision, there is a true freedom about the style in which she applies to her sculpted *****. Their full and fantastic forms reflect the carefree feeling about them. Possessing a dream-like quality, they are truly embodiments of the artist’s imagination. Working on a small scale in natural materials lends a sense of intimacy to her sculptures. These robust figures also possess a confidence, which spurs a sense of admiration in the viewer; an admiration that marks Natalia Shapira’s sculptures as undeniably attractive.
In 2004 was admitted to Society of Canadian Artists .
Natalia Shapira currently lives and works in Toronto.
2009 Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland, Ontario
2008 Canada Blooms (With Sculpture Garden) Toronto
2005 Arts Etobicoke 25 the Anniversary Annual Juried Art Show
2005 38 Th National Open Juried Exhibition at the Peppermill Gallery in Toronto
2005 Sacred Voice Gallery-Greenpeace, Toronto
2004 Dolphin Gallery, Maui, Hawaii
2004 The Catto Gallery, London, UK
2004 Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland, Ontario
2004 New York Art Expo, New York, NY
2004 Galerie d’Art Yves Laroche, Montreal, Quebec
2003 Tay River Gallery, Perth, Ontario
2003 Eclectic Art Objects Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Bev’s Fine Art, Raleigh, NC
2003 New York Art Expo, New York, NY
2002 Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec
2002 New York Art Expo, New York, NY
2002 The Veni Vidi Gallery, Port Perry, Ontario
2001 New York Art Expo, New York, NY
1999 “From Artist to Community”, Moscow, Russia
1997 4th Annual Art Show, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1993 Homeland, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
1993 Regional Exhibition of Sculpture, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Dr. John B. Gammon Toronto
Mrs. Charlotte Hale Port Perry , Canada
Mrs. Judy Pedersen Corona Del Mar,
Mrs. Gillian Catto London, UK
Mrs. Gretel Boose Port Perry, Canada
Mrs. Joan Yerema Sunderland, Canada
Mr. Barry Lyon Toronto, Canada
Mrs. Lillian E. Stupp Toronto, Canada
Mr . Yoav Pour Tel – Aviv , Israel
Mr. George Lopez Toronto, Canada
Mr. Jack Lockhead Toronto, Canada
Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Charlotte Braithwaite London, England
Mr. B.Shapiro Ekaterinburg , Russia
LIST OF GALLERIES
Klim Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland, Canada
Dolphin Gallery, Maui, Hawaii
The Catto Gallery, London, UK
Galerie d’Art Yves Laroche, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Eclectic Art Objects, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Bev’s Fine Arts, Raleigh, NC, USA