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Shannon McBride

Born in Rochester, NY

Lives & works in Queens, NY



2018 - Brooklyn College, CUNY, Advanced Certificate in Art Education

2013 - The City College of New York, CUNY, MFA

2010 - University at Albany, SUNY, BA Cum Laude

2009 - Universitat de Barcelona, semester abroad

Teaching History

2016-present - Studio In a School, Artist Instructor, New York, NY

2016-present - College of Staten Island, Adjunct Assistant Professor

2016 - RCSD #46 School, Visiting Artist In Residence, Rochester, NY

2014 - Independent Workshop Developer & Instructor, Malawi, Africa

2010-2011 - The Boys Club of New York, Art Teacher, New York, NY

2008-2010 - SUNY Albany, Student Program Developer

2008-2009 - Memorial Art Gallery, Assistant Teacher, Rochester, NY

Exhibitions History

2008 - present: ​Click here.

Grants & Awards 

2017 - Award Recipient. Marge Magner Internship Stipend Award, Brooklyn College.

2013 - Grant Recipient. Arts & Humanities Grant, City College of NY.

2012 - Nominee, Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship.

2010 - Annual Sculpture Award, University at Albany.

2010 - Roanne Kulakoff Art Award, University at Albany.

2009 - Benjamin Gilman International Travel Scholarship.

2006 - Horatio Alger National Scholarship.


About Me:


I'm an active, professional artist and arts educator and regularly teach and exhibit art locally, nationally and internationally. I currently teach at The College of Staten Island and Studio in a School. Some of my other special projects include artist lectures, curating exhibitions, and most recently a video series called Artist Demos Project.

I have taught art in public schools, universities, non-profit organizations, community centers,  private institutions, and even in a remote, mountain-top village in Southeast Africa.


My lifelong commitment to art has made me a passionate arts educator. I teach students of

all ages, from kindergarten through college. Regardless of age, my classroom style is student-centered, with an emphasis on student exploration and construction of meaning and knowledge. 

I have been awarded Artist Residencies through Governors Island Art Fair in New York City, and Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel, PA. Past exhibitions include the Portal Art Fair (New York, NY), Tent Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland), Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (Queens, NY), Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Governors Island Art Fair (New York, NY), and La Bodega Gallery (Baltimore, MD), among others.

Artist Statement:

Taking castings of my own nose, mouth, hands and eyes, I create hybrid creatures, site-responsive installations, and biomorphic sculptures. I combine the fragmented body parts with other objects, such as fruit, snail shells, fabric, or other materials, to create new ‘bodies’ and situations for them to exist within. Much of my artwork stems from an interest in how the transplantation of human body parts seems to personify inanimate objects, and create new relationships and creatures. I am attempting to initiate a sense of empathy as well as curiosity with these human-hybrid forms. In my practice I use of a variety of materials including wax, silicon, resin, fabrics, found objects, natural fibers and more.


You can see more of my artwork on my artist website:

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