Born in Glasgow, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1978 with a joint degree in fine art and the history of art. A specialist in site-specific and community art projects, he co-founded the Artists’ Collective in 1981, collaborated with the sculptor Paul Grime in the formation of Street Artworks in 1985, and Chalk and Grime in 1988, and is currently the proprietor of Chalk Works, a studio undertaking public art commissions with a special emphasis on museum and heritage work. Recent commissions include a pair of cast concrete Tram Horses for the Riverside Museum, Glasgow (2011), as well as numerous sculptural sundials, such as Katie Wearie’s Hours at West Port, Linlithgow (2010).
Bibliography: Chalk Works art and design studio, Edinburgh; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 423–24, 310–12, 442–43, 446.
Ray McKenzie 2018