Photograph by Hannah Harley

Photograph by Hannah Harley

About

While strongly believing that the key to social change is compassionate relationships that lead to genuine support, Shannon Finnell’s work We Are Women and COUNTERBALANCE attempt to embody that lesson through the exploration and deconstruction of supportive gestures and moments. Pulling from her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Peace Studies from Goucher College, the marriage of visual art and questioning oppressive social structures is where Finnell finds inspiration for her work. Now at Parsons School of Design at The New School, these concepts of engaged support and movement are pushed through experimentation of video, installation and photographic practices in collaboration with modern and contemporary dancers.

Notable exhibitions include Apparatus of Discomfort at Photoville (Brooklyn, NY 2017) and Personal is Political at Non-Fiction Gallery (Savannah, GA 2017).