Education:

2018  Master of Fine Art in Photography, University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art, Belfast, GB

2014   Professional Certificate Degree, New England School of Photography, Boston MA, US

2006 Bachelors of Science (Pharmacy), University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, IE

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2018

Centre Forward 2018, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, US, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow and Kris Graves.

New Beginnings, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, IE

Parallel, Artcetera Studio, Belfast, GB

Co-incident, MFA Graduation Show, Belfast School of Art, Belfast, GB

2017

36th Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy,Ulster Museum, GB

15:1, Regional Cultural Centre, Donegal, IE

2016

How To Flatten A Mountain, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, IE

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

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

186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IE

2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014

Winter Solstice, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, US

Poetics of Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, US

City, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU

Black and White, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, US

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

Girls of Summer, The Stonecrop Gallery, York, ME, US

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

Graduate Exhibition, Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions, Boston, MA,US

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

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

Blink 2014, Group Pop Up Show, Somerville, MA, US

NESOP Black and White, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA, US

 2013

Photorama, Boston Centre for the Arts, Boston, MA, US

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

 

Awards and Honours

2018

Juror’s Award, Centre Forward 2018, The Centre for Fine Art Photography

The Degrees Show: Writer’s Choice, Circa Art Magazine

2016       

The Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging Photographic Artist Award, Royal Hibernian Academy 

2014        

Departmental Honours, New England School of Photography

Director’s Award, Downtown, A Smith Gallery

Third Place Award, Shadow and Light, Pasadena Photography Arts

2013       

Juror’s Award, Photoarama 

Residencies

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

 Publications

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