John Shinnors was born in Limerick in 1950 and studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design.
He has had regular solo exhibitions and has exhibited in many group shows since the 1980s. His work is represented in many public and private collections and has received a number of awards.
He was the subject of the RTÉ1 documentary Split Image John Shinnors. He is involved in the promotion of the arts through the Shinnors Scholarship.
Represented by the Taylor Galleries, Dublin, he lives and works in Limerick.