Shannon Morris

Gallery Director

Shannon Morris

Gallery Director

Senior Lecturer

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Art and Design

Bio

M.A. in Art History with a background in museum education and curation. As a curator, I focus on the presentation of contemporary artists especially those living in the Southern region and its evolving identity.

  • (706) 729-2427
  • WH 144

Education

  • MA, Art History, Criticism and Conservation Savannah College of Art & Desi, 2008

  • BA, History, General University of Alabama, 1995

Certifications

  • Certificate Non-Profit Fundraising Essentials University of Georgia, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi, 2019

  • Ellsworth Kelley Award Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ART 2010H

    Honors: The Marvel of Art
  • ART 2010

    The Marvel of Art

Teaching Interests

museum education, curation, contemporary art

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Shanequa Gay's Daughters of Metropolitan, 2022
    Art - Exhibition, Curator
  • Swarm Memorial by Alan Peterson, 2021
    Art - Exhibition, Curator
  • Story Lines by Steven Anderson and Dayna Thacker, 2021
    Art - Exhibition, Curator
  • Dreamscapes by Corrina Sephora, 2020
    Art - Exhibition, Curator
  • “Forever Yesterday,” by Johannes Barfield, 2020
    Art - Exhibition, Curator

Research Interests

contemporary art, environmental and ecological concerns in contemporary, exploration of Southern literature and contemporary art
art presentation techniques and writing for the general public

Department Service

  • Guest Presenters Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Visiting Artist Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Events Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Social Media Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Visiting Artist Committee 2020 - 2022

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

College Service

  • Pamplin College Deans Committee for Grants 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin College Communications Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • 2022 - 2022

Professional Service

  • ArtsGA 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta Cultural Arts Consortium 2020 - 2021

    Role: Reviewer
  • Averitt Center for the Arts 2020 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer
  • Ernest G. Welch School of Art, Georgia State University 2020 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer
  • Foundation For Contemporary Art 2018 - 2019

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Arts in the Heart 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Westobou Festival Inc. 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Arts Consortium of Augusta 2020 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • TedX Augusta 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta Fair Exhibition Juror 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer