Sean Henry b. 1965

Sean Henry has exhibited with Osborne Samuel since 2001. 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 4 works in Woking town centre, ‘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 Face to Face: The Figurative Art of Sean Henry, at The Lightbox Museum & Gallery in  Woking, 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.... read more

Sean Henry Inside the studio with Sean Henry Inside the studio with Sean Henry

Sean Henry Outdoor Sculpture

Walking Figure (Svolvaer, Norway)

Sean Henry: Walking Figure (Svolvaer, Norway), 2022

Walking Figure (The Hills, New Zealand)

Sean Henry: Walking Figure (The Hills, New Zealand), 2022

Standing Figure (Man)

Sean Henry: Standing Figure (Man), 2020

Standing Figure (Woman)

Sean Henry: Standing Figure (Woman), 2020

Seated Figure

Sean Henry: Seated Figure, 2016

Sleeping Man (Version 2)

Sean Henry: Sleeping Man (Version 2), 2016

The Wanderer

Sean Henry: The Wanderer, 2014

Seated Man

Sean Henry: Seated Man, 2011

Woman (Being looked at)

Sean Henry: Woman (Being looked at), 2006