Gavin Shapiro is a digital artist whose ultimate goal is to produce work that makes you smile. He focuses primarily on playful conceptual artworks that explore how we can use digital tools to confront our expectations of what’s possible in a traditionally physical art world. He's lived in New York, Osaka and Paris, working on a large variety of projects including tv shows, commercials, outdoor displays, large-format stage visuals, and animations for casino games.
His personal work, released under the name “shapiro500,” has been used as visuals at music festivals and concerts all over the world, and has been shown in both indoor and outdoor art exhibitions in over a dozen cities across nine countries. His animations have accumulated hundreds of millions of views across Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Giphy, and have been sold as NFTs on Nifty Gateway and SuperRare since mid-2020.
Select Clients
YouTube · Coca Cola · Zara · Pepsi · American Express · 7up · Oculus Rift · Verizon · Apple · Michael Kors · DKNY · Google · Shopify · Barclay’s · McDonalds · Smile Direct Club · Samsung · The Onion · Mailchimp · Swarovski · LionsGate · Microsoft · The NBA · Ford · Ralph Lauren · Adult Swim · Netflix · Hard Rock Casino
Studios / Agencies
Buck · Brand New School · Los York · Gentleman Scholar · Firstborn · R/GA · Radical Media · CVLT
Talks / Panel Discussions
Motion Motion - "How I found my style" (talk) - Nantes, France (2023)
Half Rez 9 - "The future of mograph" (panel) - Chicago, USA (2022)

B3 Biennale of the Moving Image - "Is the 'classic' art market in flux?" (panel) -  Frankfurt, Germany (2022)

Projects displayed in Times Square
Swarovski · Barclay’s · Coca Cola · McDonald’s · Samsung · shapiro500 · Artifex · Reddit

Views/shares on my Instagram stickers
600 million+

Languages spoken
English · French · Japanese
Software used
Cinema 4D · Octane Render · After Effects
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