Dr. Andy Scott BA (Hons) Dip PG D.Sc D.Litt ARBS FRIAS FSSAA
Sculptor Andy Scott is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and works internationally from his studio workshop in the city. He creates prominent public artworks for private, corporate and civic clients, and his prodigious output now numbers in excess of eighty projects across the UK and internationally.
He works in steel and bronze, combining figurative and equine themes with contemporary techniques to create stunning landmark artworks.
His most prominent project to date is The Kelpies, a pair of 30 metre high, 300 ton horse heads, sited in Falkirk. The small-scale maquettes of the Kelpies were successfully exhibited in Chicago, Indiana and New York City and continue to tour the UK. The Kelpies sculptures are now the best-known public artworks in Scotland, with almost two million visitors since their inauguration.
Andy has been awarded four Honorary Doctorates from UK Universities for his artworks in the public realm. Among many other accolades his Kelpies won the UK National Structural Steel Award, a Saltire Award for Civil Engineering and were named Landmark of the Year by the BBC. In recognition of his sculpture works Andy was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, an Honorary Fellow of the Scottish Society of Architect Artists, an Honorary member of the Ancient Guild of Hammermen and a Freeman of the City of Glasgow.
Recent and current projects include works in Edinburgh, London, Leeds, Netherlands, California, New York and Philadelphia.