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Shannon Finnegan

Brooklyn, NY

Hi!

I’m a multidisciplinary artist making work about accessibility. Accessibility is what allows us to be together (in both physical and digital spaces), and my work is in service of the alchemy that happens when disabled people are connected. So much of our world is inaccessible, so my work often intervenes is inaccessible places or protocols to create moments of protest, reprieve, and/or delight.

I’ve done projects with Friends of the High Line, Banff Centre, Tallinn Art Hall, Nook Gallery, and the Wassaic Project. I’ve spoken about my work at the Brooklyn Museum, School for Poetic Computation, The 8th Floor, and The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. In 2018, I received a Wynn Newhouse Award and participated in Art Beyond Sight’s Art + Disability Residency. In 2019, I was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam where I developed a workshop about alt-text with Bojana Coklyat. We have facilitated the workshop over 25 times with organizations including Queens Museum, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Laundromat Project, and Vassar College. My work has been written about in C Magazine, Art in America, Hyperallergic, and the New York Times. I live and work in Brooklyn, NY.