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Shannon Lyons attempts to visually 'unpack' the complex relationships that exist between artistic content and context in her multidisciplinary practice. She continually adapts, draws from and responds to specifically located built environments, producing works which directly reference the site where they were made or are eventually exhibited.

Shannon graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Art (Art) (First Class Honours) in 2008. She was selected to participate in the Fondazione Antonio Ratti Advanced Course in Visual Arts with visiting Professor Jimmie Durham in Como, Italy in 2004 and was a visiting scholar to the E'cole Nationale Supérieur d'Art de Dijon (ENSAD) in 2007/08.

Since 2002, Shannon has been actively involved in a number of artist collectives and has participated in local, national and international group exhibitions including; Surely We Will Be Confused, Ex-Ticosa, Como (2004); One Foot in the Door, Breadbox Gallery, Northbridge (2005); Hatched: Healthway National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth (2005); Tracce di un Seminario, Viafarini, Milan (2005); Where we're from the birds sing a pretty song, Rocketart, Newcastle (2005); Long Distance Relationship, International Art Space Kellerberrin, Australia (2007); Open Door Policy, ENSAD, Dijon (2008); For a moment the blissful feeling of being able to see it all, The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle (2008); French Connection, The Cannery, Esperance (2008); The Building Show, 399 Wellington Street, Perth (2008); Linden1968, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St. Kilda (2008) and Notes On, Spectrum Project Space, Perth (2009).

In 2009 Shannon contributed to the Love Is My Velocity Cookbook II and installed a site-specific work in the bay window of Last Chance Studio for the Windows on William street event. She also undertook a studio residency in the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art's Tower Studio for three months, collaborating on new artistic/ curatorial project, Three Sixty, with Perth-based creative Tim Carter.

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Image 1. Untitled (Apply_No_09), Plexiglass, paint, tin and MDF, 2009.
Image 2. Untitled (Sill_TBS_08), (Detail), Boarded up window in stairwell, MDF, pine, fluorescent light, flexible plywood, nylon coated steel trace, paint and wood filler, 2008.
Image 3. Untitled (Sill_TBS_08), Boarded up window in stairwell, MDF, pine, fluorescent light, flexible plywood, nylon coated steel trace, paint and wood filler, 2008.
Image 4. Untitled (Six_Colour_Separation_No_09),(Detail), MDF, paint and wood filler, 2009.