Fahan Sky McDonagh was born in Chicago to an Irish father and an American mother. She was raised most of her life in Florida though she has traveled extensively. Her parents encouraged her art as a child which ultimately led to a degree in Painting from the University of Central Florida. Armed with her painting skills, she went to work painting on glass for a flameworker and she fell in love with glass. She is a professional art teacher with many years of experience but also considers herself a student for life. Fahan has recently completed a Masters of Fine Art specializing in glass from Rochester Institute of Technology. She creates sculpture using many different glass techniques. In her thesis exhibition, Satori, she comments on temporality of nature observed through walking meditation. Glass has been an endlessly inspiring medium that elevates her work and gives her the freedom to visually express these ideas.