Shannon Brunette lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY from 1998-2014 and recently returned to her hometown in the Twin Cities. She received her Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Currently, she is exploring a body of work relating to cultural exchange opportunities, from Alaska video artist-in-residence focusing on climate change to a 5-week international fellowship in exchange with traditional craftspeople of Orissa, India at Rughurajpur International Arts & Crafts Exchange. She 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 consultancies at Lha Charitable Trust, New York Foundation for the Arts and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.