Pennylane Shen is an artist consultant, curator and educator. Since 2006, her company Dazed and Confucius has offered one-on-one consultations to over 1000 artists each year and business development seminars to audiences worldwide.
Pennylane holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Culture Theory from New York University and has lectured at various forums throughout Canada, the US and the UK. Her publications discuss the politics of representation, race and fine art. For more than a decade, Pennylane has worked in commercial and public galleries including the longest standing commercial gallery in Canada. Among her curation and education projects are the NYC Crit Club, Langara College, The I Like Your Work Podcast and The Vancouver Mural Festival. She currently sits on the board for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Foundation, collecting notable art pieces for hospital walls.