Born in London, he studied there at Slade School of Art. In 1973 he moved to Donegal, Ireland. He has also lived in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. He was a guest professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (Brunswick, Germany) from 1995 to 1996. In 1997 he curated the exhibition The Pursuit of Painting at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He became an associate member of the RHA in 2001 and a full member in 2002.
Turner Prize 1986 shortlist: Stephen McKenna
Stephen McKenna PPRHA is a visual artist known for his postmodern figurative paintings.