Shapiro began his work in the late 60s and is sculpture is rooted in that time; a time when Minimalism and Conceptual Art were redefining the discipline. He has received numerous commissions for his work over the years. The most recent a 32 foot tall aluminum work at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. Other works are at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Creative Artists Agencey in L.A., Köln Sculpture Park, Cologne, Germany, National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C and numerous other locations.