Shannon Kenny was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to the United States to pursue a degree in Art Therapy from the University of Tampa. Followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Shannon was selected for an artist residency at the Terra Foundation in Giverny, France in 2013. She has exhibited in shows both nationally and internationally in the United States and Trinidad at Sotheby's, Miami Art Basel, and the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, among others.