EDUCATION: 

2018 :University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Master of Fine Art (Photography), Candidate

2014: New England School of Photography, Boston MA, Professional Certificate Degree, Fine arts, Departmental Honours

2006: University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Bachelors of Science (Pharmacy), Honours Degree

EXHIBITIONS: 

2017

15:1, Regional Cultural Centre, Donegal, Ireland

2016

How To Flatten A Mountain, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, Ireland.

Night, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Sean Corcoran

A Fine Line, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland. Two pieces selected by a Prestigious Committee.

 

2015

Illuminate, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror : Elizabeth Avedon

Black and White, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Tillman Crane

Greetings from Ireland, The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Windows, Mirrors and Doors, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Seth Curcio  

On The Street Where you Live, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: James Blair

Black and White: The Living Tradition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014

Winter Solstice, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Poetics of Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Or

City, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Black and White, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Your Work Here 2.0, Photographic Resource Centre at Boston University, Boston, MA

Girls of Summer, The Stonecrop Gallery, York ME

Industrialized, Kadoya Gallery, Pueblo, CO, Juror: Jason Landry

Graduate Exhibition, Garner Centre for Photographic Exhibitions, Boston, MA

Black and White, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Jason Landry

Downtown, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Juror: Peter Liepke

Blink 2014, Group Pop Up Show, Somerville, MA

NESOP Black and White, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA

2013

Photorama, Boston Centre for the Arts, Boston, MA

Student Exhibition, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA

AWARDS

Winner of The Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging Photographic Artist Award 2016 , Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

My New England Photography Contest, Yankee Magazine, Honourable Mention, Juror: Paula Tognarelli

Shadow and Light Contest, Pasadena Photography Arts, Pasadena, LA, Third Place

Downtown, A Smith Gallery, Johnston City TX, Directors Honourable Mention (four pieces selected)

Photoarma, Boston Centre for the Arts, Boston, MA, Top Place in the Fine Art Category, Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Olivia Parker, Jason Landry and Lou Jones

RESIDENCIES

How to Flatten a Mountain, The Cow House Studio, Wexford, Ireland, May 2016

PUBLICATIONS

Elin Spring, “Who Said It” www.elinspringphotography.com/blog/hintlian-franson-shanahan-photograph-hazy-hot-humid/August 19th 2015

Yankee Magazine, “My New England”, March/April Issue 2015

F-Stop Magazine, Issue 69, Black and White Exhibition (four pieces selected), http://www.fstopmagazine.com/pastissues/69/groupexhibition.html, February 2015

Don’t Take Pictures, “City Life”, www.donttakepictures.com/city-life/, November 26th 2014

Elin Spring, “Northern Lights!” www.elinspringphotography.com/blog/northern-lights/, August 14th 2014

Stonecrop Gallery, Featured Photographer of the Day, www.lamusephoto.typepad.com/stonecrop/ August 6th 2014

Digital Darkroom, “Portfolio Project”, http://www.digitaldarkroom-blog.com/2014/07/28/portfolio-project-aoife-shanahan/, July 28th 2014

Panopticon Gallery BlogSpot, “ A Woman Reflecting on Women Reflecting on Art Created by Women’ www.panopticongallery.blogspot.ie/2014/05/a-woman-reflecting-on-  women-reflecting.html, May 27th 2014

Elin Spring, “Who Said It " www.elinspringphotography.com/blog/who-said-it-44/, May 8th 2014

Elin Spring, “The Kids are Alright!” www.elinspringphotography.com/blog/the-kids-are-alright/, March 25th 2014

EXPERIENCE

2006-present, Pharmacist, Dublin, Ireland

June 2014, Volunteer, New England Portfolio Review, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

May 2014, Volunteer, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

April 2015: Participant, Photolucida Portfolio Reviews , Portland, OR

July 2015:   Participant, PhotoIreland Portfolio Reviews , Dublin, Ireland