Brian Kinney is a 2012 primetime Emmy-nominated makeup artist and a Journeyman in IATSE Local 706 Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild, where he also serves as Makeup Craft President and Executive Board Member. Since 1999, Brian has been professionally working in film, television, theater, and print.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Brian received his BA from the University of Iowa. Upon graduation he moved to London, England to train in makeup artistry at the Delamar Academy.
Brian has made his mark in FX labs, on set, and in classrooms across the U.S. and Europe. His work can be seen regularly in feature films and television shows, such as CSI, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family, and Purge: Anarchy.
In 2012, Brian launched Full Slap FX, bringing a professional line of tools and Hurt Box molds for use in making prosthetic appliances. Full Slap FX products are available at professional makeup suppliers worldwide.