Shannon Brunette lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY from 1998-2014, returning to her hometown in the Twin Cities in June 2014. She received her Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Currently, she is the Co-founder of The Drawing Project a 2015 Knight Arts Challenge winner and General Manager of Penumbra Theatre.
Brunette was a Jerome Foundation fellow-in-residence at the Anderson Center in Red Wing and her work has been exhibited nationally in New York City, Washington D.C., Alaska, Minneapolis, and internationally in Berlin, Germany. Her professional work has put her in leadership roles at the Walker Art Center, The Guggenheim Museum, Blue Man Group, and Lambent Foundation as well as consultancy at New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Northern Spark Festival.
Brunette's art practice explores her cultural exchange opportunities, from Alaska video artist-in-residence focusing on climate change to a five-week international fellowship in exchange with traditional craftspeople of Orissa, India at Rughurajpur International Arts & Crafts Exchange.