Andy Scott B.A. (Hons), Dip PG
D.Sc(hc), D.Litt (hc), Dr. (hc, Edin)

Andy Scott is a Scottish figurative sculptor, working on a large-scale in galvanised and stainless steel and cast bronze. His works often portray animal and human subject matter, with a recurring focus on the horse as a mainstay of his portfolio.  

His artworks combine traditional draftsmanship and skill with contemporary fabrication techniques, and range in scale from 3 to 30 metres (10-100 feet) in height.  He uses a distinctive welded steel assembly technique, wherein sculptural forms are composed of thousands of assembled small steel sections. 

Andy works mainly to commission and his artworks have been commissioned by public, corporate, sporting and private clients in different parts of the world. 

He is currently based in
Los Angeles, USA.

Andy Scott was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland.  His father was a draughtsman and his mother was a nursing care assistant.  He is a graduate of the renowned Glasgow School of Art with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1986 and a Diploma of Post Graduate Studies in 1987.  

After graduation he set up his first studio in Dennistoun in Glasgow’s East End, followed by a studio beside the Forth & Clyde Canal in Maryhill, Glasgow. In the early 2000’s he also had a studio in Currumbin Beach in Queensland, Australia.

In Spring 2014 his most well-known artwork “The Kelpies” were unveiled: a pair of 30 metre (100ft) tall horse heads in the Scottish Town of Falkirk.

In 2017 Andy set up his studio in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  He worked there until 2022, when he relocated to Los Angeles California.  His current studio is in the Glassell Park area of that city.

Since 2020 he has been on the board of trustees of the National Trust for Scotland USA.


. Honorary Doctorate, University of Edinburgh 2017
. Honorary Doctorate, Glasgow Caledonian University 2015
. Honorary Doctorate, Strathclyde University 2014
. Honorary Doctorate, The Open University 2017
. Honorary Fellow of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
. Honorary Fellow of The Scottish Society of Architect Artists
. Honorary Member of the Guild of Hammerman in his native city of Glasgow 2016
. Distinguished Citizen Award by the Chicago Scots 2017
. “Great Scot” by the National Trust for Scotland USA 2019
. Mark Twain Award by the St Andrew’s Society of New York 2022
. “The Kelpies” have been awarded a Saltire Award and the UK Structural Steel Award 2015