Lori Doody was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1976. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in printmaking from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland in 1998. Later that year she received the Don Wright Scholarship to work at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s. In 2001 she began a three year job as technical assistant at St. Michael’s and worked with dozens of other artists during their residencies at the printshop. Doody has participated in artist residencies in Dublin, Ireland and in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. In 2005 she was named “Emerging Artist of the Year” by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.