Gross, a painter, installation artist and set designer, is a New York native that has lived and worked in Tribeca for four decades. Her work flies in the face of the notion that serious art cannot be fun. Her art is fun and the set design influence is obvious in the installation piece, Waitin' Behind the Bullpen.
Schapiro, born in Canada, was a force and pioneer in the post World War II New York art scene. She first attended school at the University of Iowa and then moved to New York and became part of the New York School. Despite her success (she was the first woman exhibited at Andre Emmerich Gallery) she moved on from the male dominated world of Abstract Expressionism. In the late 1960s she moved to California to teach at the University of California (San Diego).
The Gallery website, linked above, has extensive information on both artists that is well worth reading.