CV

b. 1980, Morristown, NJ

p. 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

Upcoming Publication

May 2018 – International Photography Annual 5, Manifest, Cincinnati, OH

E X H I B I T I O N S

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

2017-present

Nasty Women Connecticut (NWCT), Co-organizer – NWCT is a platform for organization and resistance. We aim to remove elitism from our local art scene and empower all members of our community to participate in making and experiencing art.

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.