Shannon Finnegan


Portrait of Shannon sitting outside on a sunny day among large, flat rocks, smiling softly and looking off in another direction. She is wearing a wood grain sweatshirt and pant set. The sweatshirt has contrasting sleeves with a squiggle pattern and sleeve cuffs in two different colorsShannon Finnegan is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1989. They have done projects with Banff Centre, Canada; the High Line, New York; Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia; Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA; and the Wassaic Project, New York. They have spoken about their work at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; School for Poetic Computation, New York; The 8th Floor, New York; and The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York. In 2018, they received a Wynn Newhouse Award and participated in Art Beyond Sight’s Art + Disability Residency. In 2019, they were an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam. Their work has been written about in Art in America, The Creative Independent, C Magazine, Hyperallergic, and The New York Times. They live and work in Brooklyn.

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Line drawing of a bench. Text on the bench reads, “This exhibition has asked me to stand for too long. Sit if you agree.”