Kat Shannon

Kat Shannon is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and educator working in photography, text, and video, currently based between São Paulo, Brazil, and Orlando, Florida. Her work examines notions of intimacy, human connection, gender, community, and culture. She holds degrees in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA) as well as Bard College (MFA).

Kat has held teaching positions at Yeshiva University, Brookdale College, Stetson University, Middlesex College, and ICP, and previously worked for three years as the head curator at an art consultancy in New York. In 2017 Kat co-founded the collaborative artist collective Memory Foam through which she curates exhibitions, publishes and collects artists' books and zines, and produces an artist interview series called "Artists Eat Ice Cream."

Kat’s Classes

Kat Shannon did a superb job. She is an excellent photography instructor. She is thoroughly prepared and is creative in her content and assignments/prompts. She has considerable depth in her photography knowledge and is articulate and stimulating. She is kind. I will definitely consider another class with Kat.
—June (New Jersey)
I loved Kat’s class on photography as a pilgrimage. This is one of the most thoughtfully planned and presented classes I’ve ever taken. Kat brings a rich depth of materials, unique assignments, and thoughtful discussions to the classroom, and is exceptional at making conceptual ideas tangible. Kat is a fantastic teacher. She is thoughtful, articulate and poetic. I’ll take anything she teaches.
—Melissa (Chicago)
I thoroughly enjoyed Kat’s class. I think she’s very personable and a good teacher. Her lessons were always interesting, and the readings and information about various photographers opened up a new area for me re: “pilgrimaging” with my camera. And her critiques were always helpful. Very glad I took the class and I’ve signed up for her next class.
—Susan (New York City)
Kat was a fantastic teacher — really smart and super organized. She gave us excellent feedback and provided lots of useful resources as we continue on our photographic journey. i learned so much and am very happy I took this class.
—Nancy (Chicago)