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    Natalia Shapira

2560 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON
M1M 1L8
tel: 416.201.7156
www: Sculpture of Natalia Shapira

ceramic_sculpture@yahoo.ca

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Natalia Shapira was born near the Ural Mountains of Russia, Natalia Shapira's talent as a sculptor has taken her artistic career to an international level. Natalia's 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's 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 had already begun. Cultured in the classical 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 art galleries in Toronto.Her sculpted works are now on permanent display in five gallery locations across Toronto. With her ever-increasing success, Natalia's original sculptures have earned their place in both international art exhibitions and private collections across North America.

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