Shannon Cole was born and raised in the outskirts of Rochester, New York, in a town with more cows than people. She started her education at Monroe Community College, taking on work while still attending school. In the fall of 2018, she transferred to SUNY Oswego and switched to pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Shannon has had her work shown in the 2019 Inktober Exhibition at SUNY Oswego and had a photograph place second in an employee-based photo contest at the Strong Memorial Hospital. In her free time, Shannon loves designing tattoos, reading books, and spending time with her pets.
My work reflects my beliefs of how we, as humans, need to be better for the planet and each other. In my time at SUNY Oswego, I have found a love for digital illustration that I didn’t know existed. The process of hearing an idea and then transforming it into a piece of art is very rewarding for me. I try to incorporate the things I’m passionate about in my work, like climate change, animal rights, and speaking up for anyone who feels suppressed. If my art can help create change, I feel I must help anyone I can.