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Since 1970, Joel Shapiro (b. 1941, New York City, New York) has created work that activates and reconfigures space with his iconic vocabulary of geometric forms, shifting figural and nonreferential implications, and subtle manipulations of scale. In his recent investigations of the expressive possibility of form and color, the artist suspends elements from the ceiling, wall, and floor. He has executed more than 30 publicly-sited sculptures across Asia, Europe, and North America, and has been the subject of numerous one-person and retrospective exhibitions, including at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (1980); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1982); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1985); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1995-6); the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2011); and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2016). Shapiro’s work can be found in international public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Tate Gallery, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.