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Shannon Anderson is an independent curator and writer specializing in contemporary art and culture. Her curatorial research focuses on psychological and perceptual conditions evolving from contemporary life, such as vulnerability, estrangement and destabilization. Artworks that address the intricacies of communication and connection between individuals and their surroundings are of particular interest. Her curated exhibitions have been shown at galleries across Canada, including the Blackwood Gallery, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Musée d’art de Joliette, Oakville Galleries, Plug In ICA, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and the Surrey Art Gallery, among others. She also currently serves as the Art Curator for the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Her writing has also appeared in publications produced by the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, General Hardware Contemporary, the Koffler Gallery, the Thames Art Gallery, and the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, and magazines such as Art Papers, Azure, C magazine, Carousel, Canadian Art, Designlines, and EyeMazing Amsterdam. Currently based in Oakville, Ontario, Anderson received her undergraduate degree in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and her graduate degree in Art History from Concordia University. She is also an experienced arts editor.

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