Katie Shannon (b. 1989, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow and London, UK. Her practice moves between events, sound, moving image, print, sculpture and dressmaking. Much of her work centres around alliances and collective experiences that form on dance floors; kinships that are often disconnected from reproduction or normative family structures, articulating both the joy and melancholy of a 'stretched out adolescence’.
Shannon collectively runs record label Domestic Exile, a Goth club called So Low and late-night curated event Daisies in collaboration with artist France-Lise McGurn. In conjunction with her art practice she works with all female identifying welding group Slaghammers.In 2018 she was awarded residencies at CCA Creative Lab Glasgow, Hospitalfield Arts Arbroath and was member of Collective Gallery’s Satellites programme.
Recent work includes a Late at Tate Britain event with France-Lise McGurn 2019; Bad Timing solo show at Lunchtime Gallery Glasgow 2019; A Pitched Down Higher State of Consciousness performance with Cucina Povera at The 343 Belfast 2019; solo installation CLIMAX club wear for babes at the Loftus Hall Berlin 2019; But I can’t quite remember feeling real commissioned live to air broadcast for Radiophrenia at Platform Easterhouse 2019; soundscape and collaborative gig for Ruffles Artmontecarlo Monaco 2019; last song for a waterbaby solo exhibition at Collective Gallery Edinburgh 2019; group show Hopelessly Devoted The Garment Factory Glasgow 2019 andThe Last Song performance at CCA, Glasgow 2018.