photo by janice karam chung

she/they

is a writer and editor from queens, ny, currently based in the hudson valley (unceded 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 (unceded 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
was part of the production team on this absolute joy of a music video for Fantastic Man,
the hit single by Nigerian disco sensation, William Onyeabor

premiered on Nowness



updated april 2023