Jonathon Lee Shannon is a full-time artist currently living in NYC. He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. At the age of fourteen, Shannon was scarred for life. He was in a tragic accident that put him in the hospital with the risk of losing his vision. During his recovery he used art to bring himself joy and happiness through hard times. He truly understood the gift of vision and never wanted to take it for granted again. This is when Shannon realized he was an artist. In middle and high school, he joined every art club or art activity to develop his skills to prepare for college.
Several years later, Shannon received his BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he traveled internationally to France and Hong Kong to expand his understanding of art, received several honorary scholarships and worked with well known artists such as Patrick Dougherty and Xu Bing. During the last summer before graduation, Shannon was awarded a scholarship to Anderson Ranch. This residency program is when he gained a deeper understanding of abstract art and formulated his own concept.
His work has been collected internationally and has been in many solo, group shows, art fairs, auctions, and museums in NYC, North Carolina, Savannah, Atlanta, Miami, Hong Kong, and France. Shannon has the vision to create and exhibit his art all over the world and inspire communities to find their passion and voice.