About & Media

The Art and the Artist

  • My collages are made from torn and cut pages from magazines.  No paint is used.  My style weaves a sense of realism with the subject and a sense of abstraction in the details.  Each reflect my love for animals and the everyday experiences in my middle aged, mid-west, suburban life.
  • I stumbled onto this style after having a major jaw surgery in 2013.  Looking through magazines as I recovered,  I was drawn to the colors and started to think about how I could use that as “paint”.  After making my first few collages, I was addicted.
  • Prior to creating collages, I was a corporate videographer for over 35 years and created less than ten pieces of art over that period in oils and acrylics.

Awards

  • 2018 Honorable Mention from Boston Mills Artfest, Peninsula, OH
  • 2017 First Place for Non-Traditional Art from Art in the Park, Medina, OH
  • 2017 Judges Selection Award from Cain Park, Cleveland Hts, Oh
  • 2016 Honorable Mention from Art on the Green, Hudson, OH

The Personal Stuff

     
    • I live in Bath Township, Ohio, which is near Akron, Ohio, with my cameraman husband, a rough collie and two cats.  I enjoy hiking at the local Metroparks and in Cuyahoga National Park (so fortunate to have those nearby), love to explore while traveling, have a deep compassion for animals, and embrace the simple things in life. 
    I live in Bath Township, Ohio, which is near Akron, Ohio, with my cameraman husband, a rough collie and two cats.  I enjoy hiking at the local Metroparks and in Cuyahoga National Park (so fortunate to have those nearby), love to explore while traveling, have a deep compassion for animals, and embrace the simple things in life.

     

    News Media

    Applause Interview on PBS WVIZ    May 2018 - TV

    Interview with magazine collage artist Deborah Shapiro on WVIZ ideastream

    Artists at Work on Community Focus June 2019 - TV

    collage artist Deborah Shapiro explains the meanings in her works

    PBS Ch. 49/ WONE/WAKR Forum 360 with Leia Love  March 2018 -TV and Radio
      Leia Love interviews artist

        WKYC Golden Opportunities -TV    April 2018

        WKYC Golden Opportunities with collage artist

         

        Art at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport    September  2017 - January 2018

         

        Cleveland Public Library Vimeo Video     August 2017 - Online Video and on Digital Displays

         

         

        Fox 8, New Day Cleveland, morning show segment
        April 2017 - TV

         Bath Country Journal
        March 2017 - Publication

        The Devil Strip
        February 2017 - Publication

        Interviewed by motivational speaker, DeLores Pressley,
        April 2016 - Online

        DeLores Pressley interviews artist Deborah Shapiro

        Outlaw Critters
        November 2015 - Online

        The Akronist
        April 2015 - Online

        Akron artist interview on The Akronist