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Visual and Critical Studies

“At OCADU, I developed my writing skills while thinking deeply about what art is doing today, and how this 'doing' connects to and reflects back our world. ”

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Shannon Molenaar is a Visual and Critical Studies Major who lives in Toronto/Tkaronto with her husband and two sons. This fall, she will begin OCADU's Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Art Histories (MA) Program. Shannon wants to continue writing about current and recent cultural production while interrogating the everyday. For her undergraduate thesis project, she was attracted to the camera obscura for its simple everyday magic as well as its rich cultural and historical significance.
OCAD U - Faculty of Arts & Science
Visual and Critical Studies
Major Completed, 2023
CFA Institute
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
Major Completed, 2006
University of Toronto
Bachelor of Commerce
Major Completed, 2000

Art History Visual Culture Contemporary Art The Everyday Camera Obscura

2020, Dr. Eugene A. Poggetto Scholarship