Born: Rochester, NY.  
Lives & works: New York, NY.

Shannon McBride was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She earned a BA in Studio Art from University at Albany (SUNY) in 2010, and an MFA in Studio Art from The City College of New York (CUNY) in 2013. She currently lives and works in Queens, NY.

McBride exhibits regularly across the US and abroad, and has been awarded Artist Residencies through Governors Island Art Fair in New York City, and Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel, PA. Past exhibitions include the Portal Art Fair (New York, NY), Tent Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland), Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (Queens, NY), Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Governors Island Art Fair (New York, NY), and La Bodega Gallery (Baltimore, MD), among others.

Artist Statement:
Taking castings of my own nose, mouth, hands and eyes, I create hybrid creatures, site-responsive installations, and biomorphic sculptures. I combine the fragmented body parts with other objects, such as fruit, snail shells, fabric, or other materials, to create new ‘bodies’ and situations for them to exist within. Much of my artwork stems from an interest in how the transplantation of human body parts seems to personify inanimate objects, and create new relationships and creatures. I am attempting to initiate a sense of empathy as well as curiosity with these human-hybrid forms. In my practice I employ the use of a variety of materials including wax, silicon, resin, fabrics, found objects, natural fibers and more.