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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Kenny Mackay (b. 1966)

Sculptor based in Glasgow, he studied industrial design at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1988. His first professional experience in sculpture was in the studio of Alexander Stoddart, and since 1996 he has worked as a studio assistant for Kenny Hunter, collaborating with him on numerous important commissions, including Citizen Firefighter, Glasgow (2001) and An Elephant for Glasgow (2014). He has also worked with the artists Christine Borland, Lucy Skaer and Dalziel + Scullion. Among his independent commissions, the leading examples are the Monument to Donald Dewar, Glasgow (2002) and Liberty and Light (2016), which replaced the statue by James Ewing on the dome of the former Co-operative House on Morrison Street, Glasgow.

Source: information provided by the sculptor.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 53–54, 324–26; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Glasgow, Liverpool, 2002, p. 269.

Ray McKenzie 2018