Michelle Byrne is a sculptor living and working in the Blackstairs region of County Carlow.
Since graduating from GMIT, Galway in 1992 Michelle has exhibited in group shows in Ireland, the UK and France. In addition to exhibiting Michelle has worked on both private and public commissions. In 1997 Michelle was invited by The Arts Council to have a solo show at their premises in Merrion Sq, Dublin. In May 2012 Michelle won the Conor/Moran Award for Outstanding Sculpture at the Annual RHA Exhibition. The piece entitled 'Journey' was a limestone model for a per cent for art commission for Thomastown National School, Co. Kilkenny. The full scale limestone sculpture was sited in October 2012 and will be officially unveiled by President Michael D Higgins in spring 2013. Michelle is currently working on a book which documents the the making of the sculpture 'Journey' which will be published in the summer of 2013.