Born in Woking, England in 1965, Henry graduated from Bristol Polytechnic in 1987. He had his first solo exhibition in London in 1988 and was visiting artist at the University of California in 1990/1991. He was the first sculptor to win the Villiers David Prize in 1998 and his work is regularly exhibited by galleries in London, New York and throughout Europe, and can be seen in public collections in the UK, Sweden, and the USA.
Henry’s public works include Walking Man in London’s Holland Park (2000) and Man With Potential Selves in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (2003). In 2007 he completed Couple – the UK’s first permanent offshore sculpture, a critically acclaimed 13m high and 20m wide painted bronze and steel sculpture located 300 meters off the coast of Northumberland, at Newbiggin Bay. In 2008 the headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank in the City of London became the permanent home for a nine-figure installation, located in the building’s main atrium.
Recent exhibitions include Conflux – a solo show in 2011 of twenty polychrome sculptures in and around Salisbury Cathedral. Recent additions to his public works include the installation of Walking Woman at Ekebergparken in Oslo, Norway (2013) and Lying Man at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Michigan, USA (2011). The first comprehensive survey of Sean Henry’s work and career was published in 2008, a 160 page monograph written by Tom Flynn, the London-based art historian. Henry is married with three children and lives and works in Wiltshire, England.
One Person Exhibitions:
2014 Sean Henry, Gallerie Andersson Sandstrom, Stockholm, SwedenSleepers, LKFF Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium Sean Henry, Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, England
2012 The Way It Is, Osborne Samuel, London, England Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous Salisbury Cathedral,
England Sean Henry Sculpture, Gallerie Andersson Sandstrom, Stockholm, Sweden
Sean Henry Sculpture, Forum Gallery, New York, USA Sean Henry Sculpture, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, England New Sculpture & Drawing, Osborne Samuel, London, England2007 Presence, Gallerie Andersson Sandstrom, Umea, Sweden
Presence, Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany
2006 You’re Not the Same, Forum Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, USA
Sean Henry: Sculpture, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, England
2005 Sculpture & Drawings, Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs, Amsterdam, The
2004 Here and Now, Berkeley Square Gallery, London, England
Sculpture in the Workplace, Canary Wharf, London, England
2002 Sculpture & Drawings, Forum Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, USA
2001 Sculpture & Drawings, Berkeley Square Gallery, London, England
1999 A Pilgrimage – The Villiers David Prize, Davies & Tooth, London, England
1998 The Centre of the Universe, Circolo Degli Artisti, Faenza, Italy
1997 Up Against it, Air Gallery, London, England
1995 New Sculpture and Drawings, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California,
1994 The Flip-side of Dominic Hyde, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1991 Seven Heads, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California, USA
1988 Inner Visions, Michaelson & Orient Gallery, London, England
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2013 In Kleinen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
Heavy Metal and Stones, Galleri Andersson Sandstrom, Umea, Sweden
BLICKACHSEN 9, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
2012 Presence, LKFF Sculpture Projects, Brussels, BelgiumFive Decades of Art & Artists, Forum Gallery, New York
Interesting Times, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester, England
2011 After Work, Galleri Andersson Sandstrom, Umea, Sweden.
Vantage Point, Forum Gallery, New York, USAModern and Contemporary Art, Osborne Samuel, London, England Liminality: Toward the Unknown Region, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire,
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