Shauna Jean Doherty is Program Coordinator of Inclusive Design at OCAD University, in the Graduate Studies Department. Previously, she served as Programming Coordinator at InterAccess, an artist-run centre with a focus on electronic art in Toronto, Ontario. From 2015-2017 she was the Distribution and Outreach Manager for Video Out, the distribution department at VIVO Media Arts Centre, in Vancouver, British Columbia and sat on the board of the Canadian Coalition of Independent Media Arts Distributors. Her primary critical and curatorial interests are; cyberfeminism and the social history of technology.
She graduated from OCAD University with an MFA in Art Criticism and Curatorial Practice and her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons), double majoring in Book and Media Studies and Semiotic Theory and Communications at the University of Toronto. Doherty has curated exhibitions, video screenings, and events since 2009 in a variety of commercial, public, and artist-run spaces which include, Vtape (Toronto), EM Media (Calgary), The Centre For Art Tapes (Halifax), The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Museum of Vancouver, VIVO Media Arts Centre, FIELD Contemporary (Vancouver) and InterAccess. Her exhibitions have been included in programming for the Images Festival (Toronto) and Capture Photography Festival (Vancouver).
She has written arts reviews and feature articles for C Magazine, Canadian Art Magazine, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, BlackFlash Magazine, Magenta Magazine, and ISSUE Magazine and exhibition essays for InterAccess, Hamilton Artists Inc., Xpace Cultural Centre, and Ryerson Artspace.
In February 2017 she served as a panelist on video art distribution at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In the summer of 2013 she served as assistant curator at Hashtag Gallery in Toronto and interned at the Art Gallery of Ontario for the First Thursdays Program. Following her internship she held the role of programming assistant for First Thursdays at the Art Gallery of Ontario and served as programming assistant at Hamilton Artists Inc. She has also interned at Georgia Scherman Projects in Toronto. In 2016 she was selected to participate in the Oberhausen Seminar, a week-long intensive on moving image art at Oberhausen International Film Festival and volunteered for the Vancouver Art Book Fair. Her written work has been translated into Russian and French.