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Shannon Lee Castleman

Shannon Castleman is the executive director of Oakwood Arts and an adjunct professor in the Photography and Film department at VCU School of the Arts. She graduated with a BFA in Photography from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. From 2006 – 2013 she served as an Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2013 she was also Visiting Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies at San Francisco Art Institute. She was the recipient of the Gary B. Fritz Imagemaker Award for Excellence from the Society of Photographic Education in 2012. Many of her projects are directorial in nature and utilize self-imposed systems as the framework to create highly orchestrated events that combine live performance and video. Her photographs and video installations have been included in a number of exhibitions in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia such as the Singapore Art Museum; the Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore; the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland; the Yokohama Museum of Art; and the Contemporary Art Museum of Kumamoto in Japan.



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