About SeanSean 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.
Sean's multiple-award-winning traveling exhibition Nature Connects has been touring North America, Asia, and Europe since 2012 and been heralded as "an incredible exhibition" by Lonely Planet that Vogue says is "bound to make visitors stare".
He has authored 9 acclaimed children's books, guest-judged a reality TV show, and has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS Arts, BBC Arts, NHK Japan, ELLE, Wired, and countless more.
He lives with his wife and two young children in Brooklyn, New York.
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. Before creating art with LEGO bricks, Sean was a cartoonist, a graphic artist, and an interactive designer.
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 and The LEGO CompanySean 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.
In 2005 he became the first person in the world whom LEGO offered a bulk purchase account and they have continued to recognize him for his skills and proficiency.