Shannon Collis is currently an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, where she teaches Digital Foundations and Sound. Her studio practice focuses on creating installations and interactive environments that explore various ways in which digital technologies can transform one’s perception of audio and visual stimuli. Her work has been exhibited widely across North America as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and Brazil, including exhibitions at the Walters Art Museum, Open Studio (Toronto, Canada), The Dutch Museum of Lithography, (Valkenswaard, Netherlands), UNCC Gallery (Charlotte, NC), and FOFA Gallery (Montreal, Canada). She is also a 2015 recipient of a Visual Artist Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Collis is a 2005 graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and has completed post-graduate research at Concordia University in Montreal in the area of Digital Media and Computation Arts.