Shannon Ritchie is a Northern Irish artist whose work focuses on the personal impact of cultural and political tensions in Northern Ireland. Graduating from Ulster University with a BA in Photography with Video, she went on to complete a residency in Belfast School of Art, as well as receiving the Emerging Artist Award from Photo Museum Ireland. As part of the Award she began developing her ongoing project Home / Sick, which continues exploring Ritchie’s complicated relationship with her home in a politically tense Northern Irish council estate.
Early Career Artist Award, Photo Museum Ireland, 2022-23

Imprints: Photography as Practise, Photo Museum Ireland, Dublin, February 2024
No Place like Home: The Domestic in Irish Photography, Photo Museum Ireland, Dublin, July 2023
Belfast School of Art Degree Show, Ulster University, Belfast, June 2022
A Bigger Picture, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, May 2022

BA (hons) Photography with Video, First Class Honours, Ulster University, Belfast, 2018-2022
Diploma in Professional Practise, Distinction, Ulster University, 2020-2021

Graduate in Residence, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, Belfast, 2022-2023
Learning Partner Internship, The Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice, Ulster University, Belfast, 2021-2022
Art, Events and Enterprise Coordinator, The Belfast School of Art Shop, Ulster University, Belfast, 2020-2021
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