photo by janice karam chung

she/they

is a writer and editor from queens, ny, currently based in the hudson valley (ancestral lands of the Esopus peoples of Lenapehoking).

they are the current and founding editor of The Amp at Asian American Arts Alliance, as well as the editor of Hyundai Artlab Editorial. her writing covers art, ecology, and asian diaspora.

previously, she worked as an associate editor for Artsy covering news and the art market.  they also worked for the PR firm, Cultural Counsel and co-founded the experimental environmental journalism platform, Silica Mag.

in a previous life, they played in a band called Teen Body. she also cooks food for people sometimes. 

work status:
closed for freelance assignments


︎ cv
︎ shannyown@gmail.com
︎ shannonlee@aaartsalliance.org
︎ @shannpo


photo by janice karam chung.


she/they


is a writer and editor currently based in kingston, new york (ancestral lands of the Esopus peoples of Lenapehoking). they are the current and founding editor of The Amp at Asian American Arts Alliance, as well as the editor of Artlab Editorial. her writing covers art, ecology, and asian diaspora. in particular, they are interested in cultural practices that reframe/reclaim our relationship to nature.

she is a co-founder of the experimental environmental journalism platform, Silica Mag and used to play in a band called Teen Body. they also cook sometimes.

work status:

closed for freelance assignments

︎ shannyown@gmail.com
︎ shannonlee@aaartsalliance.org
︎ @shannpo
CV (excluding all the countless in-between service industry gigs)


2022—present   editor, the amp

2021—present   volunteer mentor, indykids 

2020—2022      associate editor, artsy

2019—2020      copywriter, tröllback+co.

2018—2019      account coordinator, cultural counsel


2017—2018     editorial fellow, artspace magazine

2015—2020      founding editor and executive producer, silica mag

2014           production assistant, david byrne and todo mundo

2013—2014      studio manager, arielle de pinto


2013           pratt institute, bfa painting + art history minor 
updated april 2023