Michael Shea | Bio


Michael Shea was born in Wandsworth and grew up in South London. He received a Masters degree in Fine Art, specialising in Photography, from the Norwich School of Art and Design. His passion for observing, interpreting and documenting his surroundings has taken him the length and breadth of the United Kingdom – from Sussex to Cumbria and from Norfolk to Scotland. Michael’s work has been exhibited in group and solo shows across the country – at the Red Box Gallery in Newcastle, the Lighthouse Gallery in Wolverhampton, and, most recently, London’s Camera Museum. Distracted Focus, for which Michael received an Arts Council grant, represents the culmination of his photographic work to date, and marks Michael’s full emergence as one of the most exciting photographers working in Britain today.