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 and Colchester, Essex (2017). He completed the UK's first permanent offshore sculpture Couple in 2007, a critically acclaimed 13m high by 20m wide sculpture located 300 meters off the coast of Northumberland. More recent permanent installations include Standing Man in Stockholm (2010), Lying Man at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Michigan, USA (2011) and Seated Figure a 3 meter high sculpture located in the North York Moors National Park (2017).
Career highlights include Conflux - a solo exhibition of 22 figures held in 2011 at Salisbury Cathedral, Wilthsire which was seen by more than 100,000 people during its four month run. In 2015 he was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London to create a painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web. Two books on Sean Henry's work have been published by Scala Publishers, both written by Tom Flynn, the London-based art historian. He has been represented by the Osborne Samuel Gallery in London since 1999.
Sean Henry is married with three children and lives and works near Winchester, Hampshire, England.