Andrew Mackenzie was born in Banff, north east Scotland, and graduated with an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993. He lives and works in the Scottish Borders.
He is represented by The &Gallery, Edinburgh and Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary, and also shows with other galleries, such as Sarah Myerscough, London.
He is currently showing with Helen Carnac and David Gates in Sensing Place, Three Responses with www.sarahmyerscough.com and his next solo exhibition is with the &Gallery, Edinburgh in 2024.
He is showing in Deep Rooted with the City Art Centre, Edinburgh in November 2023, a group exhibition which includes work by Anya Gallaccio, Andy Goldsworthy and Katie Patterson.
He has recently completed an outdoor sculptural installation for Marchmont House in the Scottish Borders, and a large-scale painting in 4 parts for the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
He is Project Artist for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme, a major public art initiative currently under construction, due for completion in 2022.
His work has been exhibited extensively. Solo exhibitions include The Opposite Shore with The &Gallery, Vertical Forms with Paul Kuhn Gallery, and four one-person shows with Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London; Temporary Structures, Veined With Shadow-Branches, Silver Between the Falls and Still Surfacing in 2017, 2014, 2012 and 2010 respectively. Approaching the Verge was with An Talla Solais in Ullapool in 2013, Delicate Ground with Amber Roome Contemporary Art (part of the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival), Sunlight on Grey-painted Steel, Watching Water Rise at The Talbot Rice Gallery Round Room, Edinburgh, 2003, and New work, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds, 2002.
Group shows include Alight and Converge with Visual Art Scotland, RSA Edinburgh, 2019/16; Abstraction From Architecture, Edinburgh Printmakers, 2015; Wider Than a Postcard, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2013; Drawn Away Together at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2013; A Parliament of Lines, at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne and The Pier Art Centre, Stromness, 2013; Evaluation of Space, Rochester Art Gallery, 2012; The Secret Confession, Edinburgh College of Art, 2010; RSA Annual, Edinburgh, 2011 (invited artist); Fleming Collection Summer Show, London, 2011; New Commissions from Edinburgh Printmakers at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, 2009; The Birthday Party, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 2004; Viewpoint, National Galleries of Scotland, Banff, 2005; ArtFutures, The Contemporary Art Society, London, 2003, and Past Standing at The Changing Room, Stirling, 2003.
Awards include a Visual Art and Craft Maker Award 2015, several Creative Scotland awards, a Hope Scott Trust Award and an Arts Trust Scotland Award. He completed in 2011 a major commission for Crown House, a new office building on Kingsway in London.
He has also shown his work in many international art fairs, including fairs in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago and Paris.
Collections include Marchmont House, The University of Edinburgh, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, The Fleming Collection, The Royal Academy, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh Academy and the Bank of America.