Michael Sean Kirby was born in Milford Connecticut in 1967. His formal studies in the arts began at Texas Christian University, then the University of Texas at Austin, and ultimately achieving a Masters Degree in Sculpture - with honors - from the Academia de San Carlos located in Mexico City.
Kirby works with a variety of materials: bronze, stone, fiber, concrete and clay. As both a sculptor and teacher, part of his practice is to question the potential of a line moving through space and creating a form. What can it do? His current work introduces color and surface into a playful yet methodical working process.
Michael Sean Kirby’s artwork has been shown around the USA and in Mexico, including the University Pinacoteca Alfonso Michel, Contemporary Art Museum – Houston, Sculpture Month Houston – Rudolph Blume, The Big Show Lawndale, and Zoya Tommy Gallery. Most recently, Kirby's work titled, "Ouroboros" was acquired by the city of Houston's Civic Art Collection.
In 2010, Kirby founded The Sculpture Workshop, and has worked with hundreds of students, expanding the sculptural experience for others. He currently resides in Houston, Texas, and continues teaching and making art.
The following additional biography information is from an interview from ArtHouston Magazine, Issue #11. See pages 54- 55.