I am a half Japanese artist, raised between Tokyo and London. I've lived and worked in Melbourne, the Daintree rainforest, Puglia, Goa, and Madrid, roaming the globe experiencing different ways of living whilst working on myself and my art.

My inspiration comes from nature, time and timelessness, and the spaces we inhabit, both physical and energetic.


When not drawing, I can be found somewhere in nature,  learning about plants, connecting with the earth, finding new ways to work with my hands, or just sitting in the sun listening to the birds.

For commissions, licensing, or any inquiries, I can be reached at ky.shapiro@gmail.com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


selected clients & press

Mayor of London

Chinatown London

The Believer Magazine

Two Orchards Cider

Nordorff Robbins

The Preserve Journal

Sowing Seeds Magazine

Daikon Magazine



exhibitions & residencies

Works on Paper, Blue Shop Cottage                   Apr 2022

Life on Venus, The Tub                                         Jan 2021

Heat and Relief, Vacant Gallery                         Aug 2020

Femme Fatale, Darkside collevtice                     July 2020

Serendipity Festival (Panaji)                                Feb 2020

Con Questi Occhi, La Controra                         Nov 2019

Artlover Ground Madrid Feria                      March 2018