Meet Our Artists

Our Members, Fiscally Sponsored Artists, and other program participants represent a wide range of career stages and disciplines. We love them - and, as fellow artists, we're always inspired by them. With this monthly feature, we hope you'll feel the same way!

Banner text reading: "SHANNON REYNOLDS: Co-Director and Choreographer, eSKay Arts Collective; Sponsored Artist with The Field" accompanied by photo of the artist in the middle of a movement, laying on a wooden studio floor. Artist is a tattooed female with her hair in a ponytail, wearing a red tank top and black tights.

Name & Pronouns: Shannon Reynolds, she/her/hers

What inspires you? 
Humans. How can our everyday events, social interactions, and life stories be transformed into art? How can art influence our everyday events, social interactions, and alter our life stories?

What are you proud of? 
eSKay Arts Collective! Six years ago, my Co-Director Kelly and I said, "One day we will have our own company,” and then chuckled at the idea, which we’d always thought would be only a dream. (Follow eSKay Arts Collective on Facebook to learn more about our upcoming events and watch videos of previous performances.)

What are your goals?
To engage individuals through art.

Do you have any advice for your fellow artists?
This is a job which includes administrative responsibilities. Treat it as a job and set aside a specific time each week to complete the administrative tasks which will allow your company to grow.

How does The Field help you?
The Field has allowed us to expand the size of our collective and reach an audience outside of New York City.

Photo of six dancers, each wearing a gray top and black tights, performing various stretches in a studio.Portrait of eSKay Arts Collective dancer facing camera with a breathless expression and hands crossed to make a plus-sign in front of her chest. The artist's long, dark, curly hair is tied in a half-ponytail; and she is wearing a red tank top and a gold ring on each ring finger..An eSKay Arts Collective dancer, dressed all in black, performs a balletic high kick on the 14th Street/8thAve subway platform. The dancer's back is towards the camera as they face a crowded train car with its doors open..
Banner photo and center photo, above, by Maya Elliott. Dance studio photo by Shannon Reynolds. Subway platform photo by Rick Perez.

 

© Shannon Reynolds / eSKay Arts Collective

 

 


 

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