2018: Master of Fine Art in Photography, University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2014: Professional Certificate Degree, New England School of Photography, Boston MA, USA
2006: Bachelors of Science (Pharmacy), University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Center Forward 2018, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow and Kris Graves.
New Beginnings, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
Parallel, Artcetera Studio, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Co-incident, MFA Graduation Show, Belfast School of Art, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
36th Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy,Ulster Museum, Belfast.
15:1, Regional Cultural Centre, Donegal, Ireland
How To Flatten A Mountain, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, Ireland.
Night, The Center 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.
Illuminate, The Center 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
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 Center for Photographic Exhibitions, Boston, MA
Black and White, The Center 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
Photorama, Boston Centre for the Arts, Boston, MA
Student Exhibition, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA
Honours and 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
How to Flatten a Mountain, The Cow House Studio, Wexford, Ireland, May 2016
Circa Art Magazine, Éanna Mac Cana, "Degree's Show: Writers' Choice 2018", https://circaartmagazine.net/belfast-school-of-art-mfa-photography-degree-show-aoife-shanahan/, July 11th 2018
Elin Spring, “Who Said It” www.elinspringphotography.com/blog/hintlian-franson-shanahan-photograph-hazy-hot-humid/August 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