Dr Abi Shapiro is curator, writer and lecturer based in Sheffield. She is Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield where she specialises in modern and contemporary art history with an interest in interrogating art historical narratives in regional British post-war public art collections, especially with regards to art made by women. At The Hepworth Wakefield she has worked on exhibitions including: Sheila Hicks: Off Grid (2022); Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life (2021) and Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works (2019). She is the curator of Hannah Starkey: In Real Life (2022). She has published research about female Kitchen Sink Painters in British Art Studies and has a forthcoming essay about autobiographical art and artists’ diaries in a volume with Manchester University Press. She has previously worked as Research Curator of Post-War British Art at Museums Sheffield and Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of York, City & Guilds of London Art School, and McGill University.