Born in Woking, England in 1965, Henry graduated in ceramic sculpture from Bristol in 1987 and had his first exhibition in London in 1988.
He was the first sculptor to win the Villiers David Prize in 1998, and has had more than 30 solo shows during his career. His work is regularly exhibited by galleries in London, New York, Stockholm, Bad Homburg, and Brussels, and his sculptures can now be found in public collections in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, USA and elsewhere.
Henry's public works include Walking Man in London's Holland Park (2000), Man With Potential Selves in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (2003) and Walking Woman (2008) editions of which can be found in London, Oslo, Bad Homburg (Germany) and - most recently - Colchester, Essesx (2017). He completed the UK's first permanent offshore sculpture in 2007, a critically acclaimed 13m high by 20m wide sculpture located 300 meters off the coast of Northumberland, at Newbiggin Bay. More recent permanent installations include Standing Man in Stockholm city (2010) and Lying Man at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Michigan, USA (2011). Summer 2017 will see the arrival of a new 3m Seated Figure on the North Yorkshire Moors.
Career highlights include 'Conflux' - a solo exhibition of 22 figures held in and around Salisbury Cathedral, Wilthsire which was seen by more than 100,000 people during its four month run. A 160 page hardback monograph on Sean Henry's work was published by Scala Publishers in 2008, written by Tom Flynn, the London-based art historian. Henry's painted bronze portrait of Sir Tim Berner's Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web, joined the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2015.
Sean Henry is married with three children and lives and works near Winchester, Hampshire, England.