MICHAEL KILLEN, SCULPTOR
Born in Dublin in 1949, Michael studied in Dunlaoghaire School of Art majoring in Sculpture and Fine Art. He then received a scholarship from the Italian Government to study in the Academy of Fine Art in Florence in the school of Antonio Berti. On completing his time in the Academy, he moved to Pietrasanta in the Carrara marble area just north of Pisa where he worked under the direction of a family of stone sculptors.
On his return to Ireland he assisted the German sculptor Imogen Stuart in a series of her larger commissions and then established his own studio in Malahide, County Dublin working in bronze and timber. He has executed public and private commissions for bodies such as Fingal County Council, Arts Care Northern Ireland, The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, E-Tec Power Management Europe amongst many others.
He has exhibited in the Jorgensen Fine Art Gallery (Dublin), The Royal Ulster Academy (Belfast), The Graphic Studio Gallery (Dublin) and in the Irish Embassy in Berlin (Germany).
While working as a sculptor he pursued his interest in print and was awarded a residency by Fingal County Council to study under the direction of Robert Russell in the Graphic Studio in 2015. Michael became a member of the Graphic Studio in 2017.