Shannon Donaghy was born under the name of Kim, Mi-Ryung in South Korea, and was then adopted at three months old by her current family in New Jersey. She has graduated as a Fine Arts major from The College of New Jersey. Her works consist of a variety of mediums and practices such as oil painting, drawing with mixed media, fiber arts, and screen printing. Through her works she expresses the point of view of a transracial adoptee, self-perception, self-portraiture, morphing identity and various ways of seeing the self. Shannon worked as a Gallery Assistant at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, Intern at the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, and Teacher Assistant and Studio Manager at the Academy of Art of Highland Park and Gallery, Highland Park, NJ, and Intern at the Onishi Gallery in NY, New York. She has exhibited her artwork at the Blackwells Mills Canal House in Somerset, NJ, and at the Highland Park Public Library.