Shannon Crider is an arts administrator and educator with over a decade of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating public and youth programs for the visual and performing arts. Before coming to The Rep Project, she served as the Director of Education and Community Engagement at Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) and Education Director at Houston Center for Photography (HCP.) While at HCP, Crider also edited and contributed to HCP’s online publication spot Magazine.
In addition to her work as an arts administrator and educator, Crider is a practicing visual artist. Her work examines contemporary representations of women in pop culture and exposes the fallout when images of womanhood are constructed and defined almost entirely by cis-men. Her two and three-dimensional works employ collage, sewing, and print to restage and remix new spaces that reflect the psychogenic space of female subjectivity. Crider earned her MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Oklahoma City University.