Every Thursday, local project Hot Art Wet City introduces us to a new cultural asset: Artists, curators, designers, illustrators, directors, and more take a turn before Hot Art Wet City's camera, letting us in on everything from secrets of the trade to their hopes and dreams for Vancouver's cultural climate.

The project interviewed Pennylane Shen earlier this year. You may remember her from our recent Gabryel Harrison exhibition, for which she penned the catalogue essay. Beyond being associate curator for the Elliot Louis Gallery, Shen also manages the artist collective Phantoms in the Front Yard, teaches Marketing for the Fine Artist at Langara College, and lends an expert hand to not-for-profit endeavours such as the Art for Life annual art auction, New York’s International Asian Film Festival and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival.

Check out the video below to find out more about what drives Shen to curate, write, make, and discuss art. You can find additional segments of this interview on the Hot Art Wet City website.