Michal Shapiro is a musician, writer, painter, producer and videographer. She has been a professional singer since the age of 11. Between 1995 and 2001 she produced award winning world music compilations for the Ellipsis Arts label, and wrote music criticism for various publications, including Songlines (UK) Tower Pulse, Rootsworld and Global Rhythm (USA).
Her paintings have been used in movies, commercials and television shows, the most high profile of which was Mad Men, in which her painting “Butternut” adorned the office of Don Draper for the first 3 seasons. For a more in-depth look at her art work, go here.
She has always been interested in the intersection of visual art and music. In the ten years that she was the Director of Music Programming at Link TV, she was mentored by Steven Lawrence, the Director of Cultural Programming, and a fine film maker in his own right. He eventually got the channel to buy Ms. Shapiro a camcorder with which to get acquainted with shooting live performance.
This led her to documenting music and culture from around the world, which further led to learning Final Cut Pro, and doing her own editing. She currently has her own website at InterMuse, her own channel on YouTube and Vimeo, and has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post for over 6 years.