Shannon Rae Lindsey received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina and a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. She has participated in thirteen solo exhibitions and over thirty-five group exhibitions as an interdisciplinary artist exploring installation, sculpture, and drawing. Her artwork embodies notions of order and disorder with man-made construction materials that challenge their conventional context, setting, and utility. Her recent solo exhibition Displaced Processes was showcased at the Steven F. Gately Gallery at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina and she was the winner of the 2014 South Carolina 701 CCA Prize. Lindsey is an Associate Lecturer and UCF Art Gallery Director in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. She was awarded the 2023 Teaching Incentive Program Award that recognizes teaching excellence and contributions to the University of Central Florida’s key goals of achieving prominence in undergraduate and graduate study. She has been the Vice President of Finance since 2021 for Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, a non-profit educational association dedicated to the excellence in the development and teaching of college-level foundation courses in both studio and art history. She uniquely combines her roles of visual artist, educator, and gallery director to support contemporary professional practices and encourage students to navigate their unique identities and goals inside and outside the classroom.