Upcoming: Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald (The World is a Forest), curated by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin: 

Centrum für Naturkunde, Universität Hamburg, 19 October 2017 – 28 February 2018

Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 18 April – 26 August 2018

Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 19 October – 16 December 2018


Diego Rivera Gallery, En Regla, San Francisco, CA 2016

Candela Gallery, UnBound IV,  Richmond, Virginia, 2015

Galeri Salihara (Komunitas Salihara), 125,660 Specimens of Natural History, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2015

Singapore Art Museum, After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art, Singapore,  April - October 2015.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, New Waves 2015, Curator: Lisa Dent, Virginia Beach, VA,  2015

National University of Singapore Museum, When you get closer to the heart, you may find cracks…Stories of Wood, The Migrant Ecologies Project w/Lucy Davis, Singapore, June 2014 - February 2015 *

The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Jalan Jati (Teak Road), Migrant Ecologies Project w/ Lucy Davis, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013 *

Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Kumamoto, Japan, 2013

Yokohama Museum of Art, Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Yokohama, Japan, 2013

Candela Gallery, UnBound Invitational Exhibition,  Richmond, Virginia, 2012

Intimacy and Voyeurism, Society of Photographic Education’s Women’s Caucus Exhibition, Jurors: Joyce Neimanas and Patrick Nagatani,  California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, 2012

Stoan galleria + Parvigalleria, Kulttuurikeskus Stoa, Helsinki, 2011

A-La Photography Festival, View From the Street, Stranger in my Homeland Series, Ningbo, China, 2011

Caisa Cultural Centre, PhotographersZamboree, Helsinki, Finland, 2011

Orange International Orange Photo Festival, Jugaads of SoutheAst Asia, Changsha, China, 2010 *

GalleriZEBRA, PhotographersZamboree, Karis, Finland, 2010

ION Art Gallery, ONE Exhibition, ION Orchard, Singapore, 2010

International Communication Association Conference, Open Space, Singapore, 2010

Galería Julián Morales de la UNEAC, Calle Principal, II Festival International de Videoarte de Camaguey, Camaguey, Cuba, 2009

Singapore Art Museum, TransportAsian, Singapore, 2009

Chobi Mela V, International Festival of Photography, Vietnam Vendors series, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009

The Substation Gallery, Jurong West Street 81, SeptFest, Singapore, 2008 *

Asian Civilization Museum, Viet Nam! From Myth To Modernity, Singapore, 2008

Kay Ngee Tan Gallery, Hanoi Ve Dem, Singapore, 2008 *

Motion, The Arts at Motion, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2005

Southern Shore Art Center, Photography Now, Cohasset, MA, 2004

San Francisco Art Institute MFA Show, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, 2004

Southern Exposure Gallery, Landing, Curator: Manray Hsu,  San Francisco, CA, 2003

Build Gallery, Cakewalk, San Francisco, CA, 2003

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Murphy Fellowships Award Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, 2003

New York University Photo Center Gallery, 33/ 20: 20th anniversary of NYU Photo Imaging Department, Tisch School of the Arts,  New York, NY, 2002

The Gallery of Contemporary Art at Corporate Museum and Frame, Shannon Castleman’s Richmond, Richmond, VA, 1998 *

1708 Gallery, Underground Home is Where the House Is, Richmond, VA, 1997

The Biograph, Richmond, VA (2 person exhibition), 1996

ArtSpace, Imposed Reality, Richmond, VA (3 person exhibition), 1996

* Connotes Solo Exhibition



Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Photography & Film Travel Grant, 2016

Honorable Mention, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, New Waves 2015, Curator: Lisa Dent,  2015

Society of Photographic Education 2012 Gary B Fritz Imagemaker Award for Excellence, 2012

Short listed / Finalists: COAL PRIZE/PRIX COAL Art & Ecology, Paris, France. Migrant Ecologies Project w/ Lucy Davis, 2011

Academic Research Grant, Tier 0, Principal Investigator, Nanyang Technological University. Project: Odyssey of Obsolescence: Mobile Businesses in Developing Asia, 2009

Academic Research fund (AcRF), Tier 1, (Co-PI), Nanyang Technological University. Project: The Secret Lives of Forest Products Tracing “memories” of Southeast Asian forest products in time & space. An interdisciplinary investigation combining contemporary art, biology and DNA timber tracking technology, 2009

IMI General Grant, Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University. Project: Synchronized Community Video project: Singapore/Cuba, 2009

IMI Seed Grant (Co-PI), Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University. Project: The Application of Computational Aesthetics in the Acquisition and Treatment of Digital Images, 2009

The Substation Art Center, Commission for annual SeptFest. Project : Jurong West Street 81, 2008

Nanyang Technological University RCC Grant. Project: Jurong West Street 81, 2008

Nanyang Technological University RCC Grant. Project: Jugaads and Peripatetic Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, 2007

Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts, sponsored by The San Francisco Foundation, 2003

SFAI Grant, San Francisco Art Institute, 2002

Lew Wasserman Scholarship, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 1993



Lilly Lampe, Critics' Picks, Review of "After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art", Artforum Magazine, September 2015.

Mcdonald, John, “After Utopia”, Sydney Morning Herald, review with image, September 5, 2015. 

Pew, Gwen, “Interview: Louis Ho. The Singapore Art Museum’s new exhibition tackles the theme of utopia. We find out more from the co-curator”, Time-out, Singapore, May 5, 2015. 

Ho Rui An, Review of "When You Get Closer To The Heart, You May Find Cracks", ArtAsia Pacific, Issue 92. March/April 2015.

Guest, Luise, “After Utopia at the Singapore Art Museum”, Daily Serving: An International Publication for Contemporary Art, July 31, 2015.

SG Magazine, “Jurong West Street 81”, Cover image and artist interview, September 2015. 

Ruyi Wong, “Teak Tales” Singapore Architect, Issue 282, pg. 148-152, Review with images, September 2014.

Hoon, Cheah Ui, “Nature's role in Asian culture”, The Business Times, Review and image, June 13, 2014.

Martin, Mayo, “Into the Wood: NUS Museum’s Latest Exhibition Weaves at Tale of Teak and a Nation’s Woodcut History.”, TODAY [Singapore broadsheet], June 14, 2014.

Hammond, Jeff, “An art expedition to Southeast Asia”, The Japan Times, May 2, 2013. 

“Migrant Ecologies: Innovative Southeast Asian science-art Collaboration”, Art Radar: Contemporary art trends and news from Asia and beyond, 5 images/ article,  February 15, 2012.

Tay, Sharon Lin, “Geopolitics and the Location of Cultural Memories”, Documentary Now!, 29 January 2011, University of Westminster, London.

Eisner, Rivak, “Photography as Performance”, Essay about my work for TransportAsian Exhibition Catalogue, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, November 2009.

Davis, Lucy, “Heartland Excess: The photography of Shannon Castleman & Chua Chye Teck”. Singapore Architect, Issue #152, 8 photographs published along with article, September 2009.

Davis Lucy, “Systems, Formulas & Heartlanders - Shannon Castleman & Chua Chye Teck”. In Cruikshank Alan ed: Broadsheet Art & Culture, March 2009.

Parvathai Nayar, “The Business of change”, The Business Times, Art Beat, Singapore, April 4, 2008.

Deepika Shetty, “Hanoi in a different light”, The Straits Times, Singapore, April 1, 2008.

Tan Kay Ngee, Lian He Zao Boa, Singapore, March 27, 2008.

Bing Alison, Artweek, review, October 2003.



Aloi, Giovanni, Why Look at Plants, Series of photographs (Tree Wounds) and text, Brill Publishing, forthcoming 2017

Springer, Anna -Sophie and Turpin, Etienne, editors. The Word for World Is Still Forest, intercalations 04. Berlin: K. Verlag and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Series of photographs and text, forthcoming 2017 

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (3rd Ed.) By Christopher James, Image (Delmar-Cengage, NY). Image. 2014. 

Welcome to the Jungle Catalogue, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Text and installation image, 2013.

Welcome to the Jungle Catalogue, Yokohama Museum of Art, 3 pages Images and text, 2013.

Marcella Segre, Back to the roots: A code for biodiversity conservation, The Jakarta Post, 3 Images for article, 2013.

Sustainability Review, An annual online journal edited and published by graduate students at Arizona State University. 5 images published. November 11, 2011.

Reframing Photography Theory and Practice By Rebekah Modrak and Bill Anthes (Routledge, UK). Photograph of my project Jurong West Street 81 included in book. Film included in online teaching materials. November 23, 2010.

T. Sachs, R. Kakarala, S. Castleman, D. Rajan, "A data-driven approach to understanding skill in photographic composition", ACCV Workshop on Computational Photography and Aesthetics, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 2010.

Aspect, The Chronicle of New Media, Volume 16. “Jurong west Street 81” featured, September 2010.

D. Mao, R. Kakarala, D. Rajan, and S. Castleman, "Understanding photographic composition through data-driven approaches," International conference on computer vision theory and applications (VISAPP) , Angers, France, May 2010

TransportAsian Catalogue, Singapore Arts Museum, Singapore, 4 pages, text and Images, 2009.

“Jurong West Street 81: A Synchronized Community Video Project”, International Symposium on Electronic Art Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2009

Chobi Mela V Catalogue, International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh, Drik Pictures, pages 116- 117, two images published along with artist statement, 2009.

Silber, Joan, Lucky Us, Workman Publishing/Algonquin Books, Cover, 2001.

Sumner, Melanie, The School of Beauty and Charm, Workman Publishing/Algonquin Books, Cover, 2001.

Clermont Lounge Calendar, Shannon Castleman’s Clermont, Moodswing Records Publishing, Atlanta, GA, 2000.

Latingirl Magazine, 4-page spread, “Girls Will Be Girls”, August/ September 1999.

Punchline, Covers, Issue #’s 18, 21, & 26, 1998.

American Photo Magazine, Photography Contest Finalist, photograph published along with award announcement, 1998.

Notorious Magazine, 10-page spread, "Sex & Taxis”, February/ March 1998.

RayGun Magazine, 2-page spread, "Make-Up; The Gospel According to Punks”, July 1997.

Alternative Press Magazine, Unplugged, April 1997.

Rolling Stone Magazine, Random Notes, February 1999.



Artist talk, Rebecca Goldfarb’s Conceptual Photography Class, San Francisco Art Institute, September 27, 2016.

“System Based Approaches to Social Documentary”, Artist talk, Reagan Louie’s Documentary Practice class, San Francisco Art Institute, September 26, 2016.

Lecture, VCU Commonwealth Society Lecture, Richmond, VA, April 17, 2014.

Artist Talk, Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University, Boston, Ma, April 23, 2013. 

“Traversing the Void: Synchronized Community Video Projects”, College Art Association, New York, NY, February 13, 2013.

“Art in the Public space”, Artist lecture with Tran Luong at Manzi Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam, January 9, 2013.

“Stories of Wood, Trees, People and DNA Along a Jalan Jati” International Symposium on Electronic Art Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 20, 2012.

Mid Atlantic College Art Association, Detroit, Michigan, October 4, 2012.

“Traversing the Void: Synchronized Community Video Projects” Society of Photographic Education National Conference. San Francisco, CA, March 25, 2012.

"Teaching Art in International Universities”, Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute Master of Fine Arts Program, San Francisco, CA, March 20, 2012.

"System Based Approaches to Social Documentary”, Artist talk/ Public lecture, Georgetown Art and Art History Department, Washington, DC, March 15, 2012.

“The Migrant Ecologies Project”.  Presentation for panel on Visual Eco criticism, curated by Dr Kiu-Wai Chu University of Hong Kong, for the 10th International Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, May 24, 2011.

“Art Photography and Creativity”, Public Lecture, 2010 Orange International Orange Photo Festival, Changsha Hunan, China, October 23, 2010.

“La Productión, Conservación y distrubución del video arte”, Debate with Andrés Tapia-Urzua, José Fernández and Francisco López. Moderated by: Teresa Bustillo, II Festival International de Videoarte de Camaguey, Camaguey, Cuba, November 30, 2009.

“Jurong West Street 81: A Synchronized community Video Project”, Artist Presentation, International Symposium on Electronic Art Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 26, 2009.

“Liminal Zones: People & Space”, Artist Lecture, NUS Arts Festival, National University of Singapore Centre For the Arts Museum, Singapore, March 6, 2009.

“Alternative Processes”, Workshop, Chobi Mela V International Festival of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 26-30, 2009.

“Civic Lives: Framing Communities”, Artist Presentation, Forum sponsored by the British Council, Sinema Old School, January 4, 2009.

“Illuminated Night: Long Exposures, Ambient Light”, Workshop, Singapore International Photography Festival, 8Q, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, October 17 -18, 2008.

“Crosscurrents of Fashion and Fine-Art Photography 1900-2000”, Public Lecture, Singapore International Photography Festival, 8Q, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, October 25, 2008.

“Lens-less Photography: Pinholes Cameras & Cyanotypes”, Workshop, Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, October 19, 2008.

“Free Flow Forum #7:Shannon Castleman & Paul Kohl”, Artist talk, Kay Ngee Tan Gallery, Singapore, April 19, 2008.

Instituto Superior de Arte, Artist Talk, Havana, Cuba, December 2003.

Tisch School of the Arts, Guest Lecturer, New York University, New York, New York, March 1999.



San Francisco Art Institute, MFA in Photography, San Francisco, California, 2002 - 2004

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, BFA in Photography, New York, New York, 1989 -1993



VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 2013 - Present

VISITING FACULTY, INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, 2013, 2016

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL IMAGING, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2006 - 2013        

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Dar Al Hekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2004 - 2006      



College Art Association

Society for Photographic Education



Singapore Art Museum

Numerous private collections