Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • MFA Photography, California State University Long Beach
  • BFA Interdisciplinary Studio Art, Biola University


Shannon Fisher is an artist and educator whose art practice deals with the ephemerality of the present moment. Her photography is intimately autobiographical and has been examining the psychological dynamics in her family of origin and within her own domestic space for the past decade. Shannon also challenges the notions of photography in her durational performance work: these pieces explore presence, the embodiment, and taste and offer daily rituals for viewers to partake in.

She received her MFA in Photography from Cal State Long Beach in 2017 and her BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Biola University in 2009. Prior to this role, she owned a commercial photography business and developed a robust photography program at a private high school in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown in exhibitions at Eastside International, Xavier University, Collective Arts Incubator, Lexington Art League, Bergamot Station, and Colorado Photographic Arts Center.


  1. Shutter Hub Yearbook: Highly Commended, Wall Street Journal’s Dan Gaba. 2021.

  2. California State University Long Beach: President’s House Award. 2017

Publications (Selected)

  1. Yearbook, curated by Karen Harvey, (Shutter Hub, 2021).

  2. Making Muses, curated by David Bram & Jennifer Schwartz, (Flash Powder Projects, 2016).


  1. Introduction to Photography

  2. Studio Lighting Specialties

  3. Photography I- Introduction to Darkroom and Digital Processes

  4. Photography II- Studies in Color

  5. Advanced Photography

  6. AP 2D Art and Design

  7. Video Production I

  8. Video Production II

  9. Graphic Design I

  10. Graphic Design II

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