Michael Kennaugh was born in Casper, Wyoming in 1964 and currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Lamar University, Beaumont in 1986 and his Master of Fine Arts at the University of North Texas, Denton in 1990. His work is part of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, the Houston Airport System, City of Houston, Lamar University, Beaumont, as well as corporate collections both national and international. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas organzied an extensive exhibition of his work in 2015 which traveled to the Galveston Arts Center. Kennaugh was also included in the publication Texas Abstract: Modern/Contemporary by Jim Edwards and Michael Paglia in 2014.