Brian Zachary Shapiro (b. 1987, San Francisco USA)


Education
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Fine Art with an emphasis in Photography, 2009
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Master of Fine Arts in Photography, 2016
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


Solo Exhibitions
On the Side of the Road,  Paul Sack Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015
Weaving Spiders Come Not Here, Paul Sack Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015
Hand Painted Signs, Photobooth SF, San Francisco, CA 2014


Group Exhibitions
Looking Forward, Giving Back, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA 2017
SFAI Graduate Exhibition 2016, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2016
Utopia is Chaotic, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2015
Vision Quest, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2015
In the Moment, Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, CA 2013
Singular, San Francisco, CA Submission Gallery 2012
Black and White Photography Show, Harvey Milk Photo Center San Francisco, CA 2012
Process, MIM Gallery San Francisco, CA 2010
Salon De Refuse, Martin Wong Gallery San Francisco State University 2009
Stillwell Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco State University 2009
Regions and Realms, Martin Wong Gallery San Francisco State University 2009
Under The Influence, Martin Wong Gallery San Francisco State University 2008
Salon De Refuse, Martin Wong Gallery San Francisco State University 2008
Stillwell Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco, CA 2008
Under the Influence, Martin Wong Gallery 2008


Teaching
2017 to Current, Digital Photography Teacher,  Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts
2017, Digital Photography, Young Artist Program, California College of the Arts
2016 to Current, Analog Teacher, Mentoring Program, First Exposure  
2016 Teacher Assistant, Undergraduate Program, Tools and Practices, San Francisco Arts Institute
2015 Teacher Assistant, Undergraduate Program, Black and White Photography, San Francisco Arts Institute  
2015 Teacher Assistant, Pre College Program, Darkroom Photography, San Francisco Arts Institute
Summer 2012 and 2013 Analog Photography Teacher, Children’s Creativity Museum C.I.T.Y Guide Program
2013 Mentor with First Exposure Program, mentoring underserved youth in analog and digital photography

 

Awards and Grants

Graduate Grant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2014

Winner of 2013 Quick Grant sponsored by SF Photobooth, Spring 2013

Publications

Humble Arts

The Modern Flaneure

Group Study

 

Bio

Brian Z. Shapiro is a Bay Area Fine Art photographer examining the connection of history and place, and how forces, both natural and unnatural, effect geographical spots. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he has a BA in Photography from San Francisco State University and received his MFA in Studio Arts from San Francisco Art. He currently teaches at the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts, the nonprofit First Exposures and California College of the Art’s Young Artist Program.