Shannon BenineShannon

Assistant Professor in Studio Art - Photography
Art Office: Art 112
Classroom: Art 109

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Shannon Benine is an internationally exhibited, interdisciplinary artist working within photography, video and installation art. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA in Photography and BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. Benine's work has been widely exhibited and included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the National Centre of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia. She has received grant support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus College of Art & Design, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Midwest Society for Photographic Education and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Recent exhibitions include the Columbus Museum of Art and the Urban Art Space Gallery at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Education and Training

  • 2007
    MFA Photography / University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) / Chicago / Illinois
  • 2003
    BFA Photography / BA Interdisciplinary Visual Arts / Minor Art History / University of Washington / Seattle / Washington

Courses at Sonoma State University

  • ARTS 210 Introduction to Digital Photography (3) 
    ARTS 212 Introduction to Analog/Darkroom Photography (3)
    ARTS 310 Intermediate Digital Photography (3)
    ARTS 305 Special Topics in Photography (3)
    ARTS 457 Advanced Photography (3)
    ARTS 458 Advanced Media Arts (3)*