Kate Shannon is an associate professor within the Department of Art at The Ohio State University and teaches on the Mansfield Campus in Mansfield, Ohio. The recipient of the 2013 Ohio State University Mansfield Campus Award for Excellence in Scholarship, she explores notions of desire, consumption, happiness, and loss through digitally manipulated photographs. She has exhibited her creative work widely, including in recent solo exhibitions at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas; Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia; the University of North Carolina, Charlotte; and TRACTIONARTS in Los Angeles, California. Her recent group exhibitions include Computer Aided at the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana; Kinetica at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ego: Exploitation, Glorification, and Objectification at Zhou B Art Center Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Shannon received her MFA degree in studio art from The Ohio State University and her BFA degree in studio art from the University of Kentucky. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two cats.