Shawn Greenlee is a composer and sound artist. In recent compositions, performances, and installations, he focuses on the interpretation of visual image as sound via computational methods. Further areas of investigation evident in his work include signal processing, audio-visual programming, field recording, and psychoacoustic phenomena. Greenlee is Assistant Professor of Foundation Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Music & New Media at Brown University (2008) where he was affiliated with MEME (Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments). Other education includes an MA in Computer Music & Multimedia Composition from Brown University (2003) and a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (1996).

Since 1992, Greenlee has been standing at the epicenter of Providence’s panicked music scene, and is best known for his solo electronic music under his own name and the Pleasurehorse moniker (1997-2007), as well as for founding and performing in the frenetic rock group, Landed (est. 1997). Other points of reference include his membership in the band, Six Finger Satellite (1999-2001), and his role in Providence’s warehouse community of the late 90s including, the art collective and venue, Fort Thunder. His discography spans over fifty releases to date on labels including IYNGES, Load, Utech, Corleone, Vermiform, Hospital Productions, and History of the Future.