Emily Shanahan is a visual artist working primarily in video and mixed media. She received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Her work has been exhibited in Norway, Germany, Singapore, Canada, and the United States. In 2019, she was the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant and was awarded a summer fellowship from the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France. In 2016 she participated in the New Museum Seminars: (Temporary) Collections of Ideas. Her first artist book,The Tick vs. the Hum was published by Golden Spike Press and is held in the Whitney Museum Library Collection. Her most recent artist book, Work Life Harmony, was published by Sming Sming Books and is held in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library Collection and the Walker Art Center Library. She lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia.