Shauna Thompson is a Curator at the Esker Foundation, Calgary. She has developed numerous projects and exhibitions with national and international artists, including Vanessa Brown, Anna Torma, Kapwani Kiwanga, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Jason de Haan, Sans façon, Celia Perrin Sidarous, Charlotte Moth, Beth Stuart, and Tobias Zielony, among many others. She recently co-curated and managed the major touring exhibition, Earthlings, which featured the work of Roger Aksadjuak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Pierre Aupilardjuk, Shary Boyle, Jessie Kenalogak, John Kurok, and Leo Napayok.
Prior to joining Esker, Thompson worked with Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, and Doris McCarthy Gallery, all in Toronto; as well as the Art Gallery of Mississauga. She holds a master’s degree in Curatorial Studies from the University of Toronto as well as a master’s degree in English from the University of Guelph.