CV

b. 1980, Morristown, NJ

Lives and works in Madison, CT

E D U C A T I O N

2005

  • MA in Photographic Studies – Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK – Equivalent to MFA

2003

  • BFA in Photography – School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

E X H I B I T I O N S

Upcoming

2017 – 5th International Photography Annual, Manifest, Cincinnati, OH

Juried

2014

  • Imagined Realities, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2012

  • 18th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Group

2017

  • Nasty Women New Haven, The Institute Library, New Haven CT
  • In Grace We Trust, The Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven CT

2012

  • Both Sides of the Lens: Self-portraiture, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA

2006

  • Salthouse 06, Salthouse Church, Salthouse, UK
  • Norwich Fringe Festival, Bally Shoe Factory, Norwich, UK
  • 25: Women’s Photography & New Media, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK

2005

  • Norwich Fringe Festival, Bally Shoe Factory, Norwich, UK

2003

  • Mentors, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Commissioned / Collaborative

2006

  • Pellicola, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK – Commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and shot on location in Spannocchia, Italy

2005

  • Lacuna: Origin, Destiny, Choice, RoaR Art Gallery & Archive, Norwich, UK

Film and Performance

2017

  • Hygienic Screening Room: Indie Film Festival, Crocker House Ballroom, New London, CT

2011

  • GLOVEBOX Film and Animation Festival, Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

2009

  • Offshoots Shorts, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
  • The Late Shift, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
  • International Women’s Day Exhibition, Global Cafe, Reading, UK

2008

  • Offshoots Shorts, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
  • Norwich Festival of Life 2008, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, UK

2005

  • Troika: movement, sound, photography, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK

C A T A L O G U E S  A N D  P E R I O D I C A L S

  • PhotoPlace Gallery, Imagined Realities, PhotoPlace Gallery Exhibition Catalogue (Middlebury, VT, 2014), 41.
  • The Kiernan Gallery, Both Sides of the Lens: Self-portraiture, The Kiernan Gallery Exhibition Catalogue 6 (Lexington, VA, 2012), 54.
  • Norwich School of Art and Design, “Graduate Profile: Megan Shaughnessy and Emma Shipton-Smith,” Alumni, Winter 2008, 14-15.
  • Houston Center for Photography, “Call for Entries – 24th Annual HCP Juried Membership Exhibition,” advertisement, Spot, Spring 2006, 36. 
  • Norwich School of Art and Design, “Photographic Studies [MA],” Prospectus, 2006, 87-89.
  • Norwich School of Art and Design, “Megan Shaughnessy,” in MA Catalogue 2005 (Norwich School of Art and Design, 2005), 34-35.

R E L A T E D  P R O F E S S I O N A L  A C T I V I T I E S

2006-2009

  • Guest Lecturer – MA Photographic Studies, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK 

2005-2006

  • FIVE, Co-founder – Norwich University of the Arts creative collective that organized and curated 25: Women’s Photography and New Media at the Norwich Arts Centre in conjunction with International Women’s Day

2005

  • Lacuna, Co-curator – RoaR Art Gallery & Archive, Norwich, UK 

2005-2009

  • Shaughnessy/Shipton-Smith – Artistic collaboration with fellow artist, Emma Shipton-Smith. During this period Shaughnessy/Shipton-Smith not only curated two major exhibitions, including Pellicola commissioned by the Norwich Arts Centre in the United Kingdom, but they also took part in numerous exhibitions and film screenings and were co-founders of Five a creative collective that organized and curated 25: Women’s Photography and New Media at the Norwich Arts Centre in conjunction with International Women’s Day in 2006.