Teaching Artist - Fine Art
Shannon is an artist and educator who lives and works in Los Angeles. Originally from Florida, he moved to LA from North Carolina where he earned his BFA in painting and drawing from The School of Art and Design at ECU. He became an exhibiting member of The Los Angeles Art Association, and began teaching with LACMA where he still works today. He has taught with Academy of Art University, LA City College and LAUSD elementary and charter schools. He was introduced to HOLA students through a residence at Charles White Elementary and has been a fan of HOLA and the community it supports. In 2013 he founded The Cool School Los Angeles, an arts education initiative offering classes and workshops to all ages. He describes his own artwork as viscerally expressionistic, textural, at times scribble-filled, color abstractions.