I am a graduate of the University of Toledo and have my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in printmaking. Although printmaking was my concentration in school, I have primarily been doing installation work for the last ten years. I’ve always wanted my thoughts to immediately write themselves down on paper the second after I think them. Recording personal thoughts, conversations and experiences is something that I've been doing for as long as I can remember and it has become the foundation of my art. My work translates these personal moments of my life into public displays for people to experience. Displaying private thoughts in public places gives me a sense of freedom. Elaborating on specific moments, thoughts, ideas and emotions makes me feel like I am truly experiencing the world around me. My main medium for the past nine years has been embroidery floss. My biggest fear in life is that I might forget an important conversation or the way an experience felt or the clarity of an epiphany, so I like the idea of literally pinning down my thoughts or tethering them to a space. The knotting, weaving, and winding of string has become a type of meditation for me. Each piece is tedious and time consuming showing how much effort I give to a single thought.
Shannon's ArtPrize Entries
These are Shannon's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Shannon's Past Work
These are images of past work that Shannon has done.