Sean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and "professional kid" who uses LEGO pieces to design and create contemporary sculpture for high-profile clients, major corporations, and venues around the globe for over 10 years.
He has authored 8 best-selling inspirational children's books,
and his award-winning exhibit
Nature Connects has been breaking attendance records around the world since 2012.
Sean and his work have been prominently featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS Arts, BBC Arts, NHK Japan, ABC World News, HGTV, ELLE, Wired, and countless more.
He lives with his wife and two young children in Brooklyn, New York.
"The artistic elite" of LEGO-building - The New York Times
"Thoughtful" and "amazing" - PBS Arts
"Exciting", "eye popping", and "unique" - The Chicago Tribune
So... why LEGO?
Sean had a desk job for 10 years, but it clearly wasn't his calling.
He's the kind of person that just needs to make things.
So it was time Sean did something closer to his heart! A lifetime fan of LEGO toys, he now
has a lot more fun creating art with LEGO bricks than sitting at the office!
Best of yet kids love Sean's work; it gets them excited to create something, themselves,
which makes it all worth while.
How do you do that?
Sculptures and portraits are more than just accurate shapes; they have to capture the essence of the original;
they have to have a spark, a spirit, a life. Sean loves to put himself into his work, to
try to get the glint of a child's eye, to bring a city block to life, or to
imbue humor or anecdote into a piece.
Most of his projects start out as pencil sketches, many end up with serious engineering inside, and in between it all he loves to sit down with a big pile of LEGO pieces and just figure it all out. After all, that's what you did as a kid, right?
Sean has over 5 million LEGO pieces.
His favorite piece is the "1x1 headlight brick". (You can use it three ways!)
Growing up, the LEGO set Sean wanted most was the Cargo Center
(He never got it.)
Sean tells people he is really only 12 years old. (But his bald spot is starting to give him away.)
Sean and The LEGO Company
Sean doesn't work for The LEGO Company ... he's just their best customer!
He is not sponsored, endorsed, paid, employed, (or whatever!) by them in any way,
but they have recognized
him for his proficiency.