Shannon Catherine Smith

2638 East 19th St.

Tucson, AZ. 85716




M.F.A.     2006  Photography  University of Arizona 

B.F.A.     2001  Photography  Northern Kentucky University


Professional Experience

2008-2016     Instructor, The Gregory School, Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Photography

2015     Instructor, Tucson Museum of Art, Summer Arts Program, Photography

2005     Graduate Instructor, University of Arizona, Beginning Black & White Photography, Spring 2005, Fall 2005

2004     Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, Beginning Black & White Photography, Spring 2004

2003     Teacher's Assistant/Grader, University of Arizona, ART 119, Contemporary Art and Theory, Fall 2003

2003- 2004     Student Curator: Todd Walker Gallery, University of Arizona

2003-2005     Center for Creative Photography: Avedon Archive Registration Student Assistant   



2005     Graduate Trust Grant

2005     Medici Scholars Award

2005     George Grant

2004     Graduate College Fellowship

2003     Graduate College Fellowship


Exhibition Record

Solo Exhibitions

2006     Doing It Domestic, Zoe Boutique, Tucson, AZ.

2005     Bed Rest, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona                                      

2003     Don't Trash the Nati: Recent Works by Shannon Smith, The Comet Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2003     Mixed Media Photography by Shannon Smith, Enzo's Art Gallery, Covington, KY.

2001     It's Personal: B.F.A. Senior Thesis Show, Northern Kentucky University

2001     Another Covington Special: Recent Works by Shannon Smith, Humbug Gallery, Covington, KY.


Group Exhibitions

2017     All Art Arizona, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

2017     Constructing Narrative, Light Leaked, Online Exhibition, May 2017, Jurors: Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander, Co-Founders and Editors of Float Photo Magazine

2017     The Female Gaze: Portraits: Don't Smile Photo, Online Exhibition, Curator: Ashley Kauschinger, Editor of Light Leaked

2017     Being Feminist: What Feminism Means To Me, The Galleria at the YW, Tucson, AZ.

2016     Fast Forward: Women in Photo, Instagram Feed Conversation, Research led by UCA Farnham in collaboration with PARC /LCC & Tate Modern

2016     HOME, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Kevin Miller, Associate Curator of Southeast Museum of Photography

2016     Ansel Adams & the American PhotographTubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ.  

2016     2016 SPE Combined Caucus Juried Traveling ExhibitionLiving Arts, Tulsa, OK.  

2016     Wish You Were HereTubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ.  

2016     Reflections of ArizonaShemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ.  

2016     Children, SHOTS Magazine, Issue No. 131, Spring, 2016

2016     2016 SPE Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV.  Juror: Aline Smithson, founder of Lenscratch

2016     Home, Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, KS.

2015     At Home, Don't Take Pictures, Online Exhibition

2015     Not MY Family Values, Art Photo Index, Online Exhibition, Curator: Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at The Center for Creative Photography and The Phoenix Art Museum

2015     Hand Painted Signs, The Galleria at the YW, Tucson, AZ.

2014     Small Works Exhibition, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2014     Arizona Works, Southwest University of Visual Arts Florence Quarter Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2014     Hit The Road! Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2013     Arizona Biennial '13, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.  Juror: René Paul Barilleaux, Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.

2013     We Are Family, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT.  Juror: Chris Verene

2013     The Fraction 50, Top 50 Photographers of 2013, Fraction Magazine, The Fifth Anniversary Issue

2013     Beyond Portraiture: Childhood, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE.

2012     small WORKS, ATLAS fine art services, Tucson, AZ.

2012     Pollos del Pueblo, Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ.

2012     Mobile-O-graphy, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT.  Juror: Dan Burkholder

2012     Family Matters, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ. 

2012     Beyond the Lens, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ.  Juror: Joseph Labate, Award of Excellence

2011     Delight-becomes pictorial- A Visual Lexicon of Dickinson's First Lines, Big Read Pop–up Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2011     small WORKS, ATLAS Fine Art Services, Tucson, AZ.

2011     Slideluck Potshow Kentucky, Land of Tomorrow Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2011     SPE Southwest Regional Conference 2011 Juried Members Exhibition, Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

2011     Phone-ography, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2011     Arizona Biennial '11, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.  Juror: Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator UCLA Hammer Museum

2011     Picturing Tucson: An Exhibit of Cell Phone Photography, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

2011     Slideluck Potshow Phoenix, The Historic Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ.

2011     Curious Camera, 3rd Annual Pinhole and Plastic Camera Competition, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson, AZ.  Jurors: Teresa Engle Moreno and Stu Jenks, Award of Honorable Mention

2011     Beyond the Lens, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ.  Juror: Ken Rosenthal, Award of Merit

2010    "16", T.A.C. Studios, Tucson, AZ.

2010     2010 Resident Alumni Fund Benefit Art Auction, Benefiting the OB/GYN Resident Education Fund for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona

2010     Photographs and Free Candy, T.A.C. Studios, Tucson, AZ.

2010     Beyond the Lens, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ.  Juror: Kate Palmer Albers, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Arizona, Award of Excellence

2009     Arizona Biennial '09, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.  Juror: Dr. Tim Rogers, Chief Curator New Mexico Museum of Art

2009     Continuum, The University of Arizona School of Art Studios, Tucson, AZ.

2008     I Love You Love Me: An Exhibition Exploring the Complex Notion of Personal Relationships, Northern Kentucky University

2007     From Our Perspective: A National Women’s Art Exhibition, The Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, MI.

2007     GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!, Zoe Boutique, Tucson, AZ.

2007     Arizona Biennial '07, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZJuror: Dianne Vanderlip, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Denver Museum of Art

2007     Seize and Play, Synthetica Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2007     BYTES: Making Pictures with Ones and Zeroes, Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ.

2006     Tucson Munny, Lulubell, Tucson, AZ.

2006     In Stereo: Visual Commentary on Social Stereotypes in Society, The Greenwich Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2006     U of A 2006 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.

2006     "home (____) home", Group show exploring ideas of home and domesticity featuring Photography, Mixed Media, Painting, Installation, and Performance Art, DinnerWare Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ.

2005     Recent Works by Shannon Smith & Racheal Rios, Shot in the Dark Café, Tucson, AZ.

2005     Still Battling Clip Art, Centennial Hall, University of Arizona

2004     Bare Witness, Kaldi's Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2003     Oculus Photographic Arts Group: Oculus Photo Folio, Tyler School of Art Gallery at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA., Curator: January Parkos

2003     Intimate Geography: Show of Photographic Works by Two Cincinnati Artists, The Greenwich Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2003     Viridian Artists XIVth Annual Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists at Chelsea, New York, NY, Juror: Robert Rosenblum, Guggenheim Museum

2002     Click: Group Show of Exploratory Photography by 15 Area Artists, The Artery, Newport, KY.

2002     Summer Small Works, Limner Gallery, New York, NY.

2002     Benefit for Breast Cancer Show, Southgate House Art Gallery, Newport, KY.

2002     X-Ray Magazine 2nd Anniversary Show, SSNOVA Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2002     New Women's Work:  An Exhibition of Young and Upcoming Female Artists in the Greater Cincinnati Area, The Artery, Newport, KY.

2001     Art On View, The Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH, Juror: Rebecca Ibel, Owner of the Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH.

2001     Benefit for Breast Cancer Show, 20th Century Ballroom Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2001     Black & White Documentary Photography: Group Show of Selected Works from Documentaries by Area Artists, Franklin Street Art Gallery, Dayton, OH.

2001     Juried Student Show and Scholarship Competition, Northern Kentucky University, Juror: Dennis Harrington, Curator of the Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.  Best of 3-D Mixed Media and Tom Schiff Merit Scholarship

2000     Eleven Minds: NKU Art Department Scholarship Recipients Show, Northern Kentucky University

2000     Juried Student Show and Scholarship Competition, Northern Kentucky University, Juror: Suzanne Fisher, Professor of Art, Cincinnati Art Academy.  Best of Show and Tom Schiff Merit Scholarship


Speaking Engagements

49th Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Image Maker Presenter, March 24, 2012.

Tucson Museum of Art, Platica: Informal gallery tour of selected works in the AZ. Biennial, July 17, 2011.

UA Museum of Art, Artist Lecture:  MFA Thesis Exhibition Public Lecture, May 3, 2006.

DinnerWare Contemporary Arts, Artist Lecture: "home (____) home", Feb. 15, 2006.