Amy Shapiro has been a street performer, a builder of artwork in abandoned warehouses, and a creator of sculpture that she intentionally burns to the ground. Currently she takes night photographs and adds words to them using a light source. She grew up in Pittsburgh with frequent childhood visits to Paris and New York City. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be an artist and to work in an environment that fostered an artistic community. She found these communities in the warehouse scene in Brooklyn in the 1990’s and the Burning Man event and community during the 2,000’s. She has received multiple grants from the Burning Man organization. Her photographs have been shown at the Davis Orton Gallery, The Vermont Center for Photography, and the Midwest Center for photography. She has a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, and is co-owner of Luxlab.