Following a Fine Art Degree from the Edinburgh College of Art and the award of a scholarship, Keith McCarter went on to travel extensively in Europe and Scandinavia to further his study. He then moved for a while to America before returning to the UK where he started teaching as Visiting lecturer at Hornsey College of Art. Then came a first major commission for a site specific architectural project which propelled him on his illustrious career path and worldwide acclaim.
Keith McCarter has exhibited in many key events and locations such as the International Exposition in Monaco and the Royal Academy in London.
Teaming up with many eminent architects, on a wide variety of international projects, Keith was awarded the Sir Otto Beit Memorial Medal by the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1993 in recognition for excellence in his field. In 2004, he was appointed Art Strategy Consultant by SPH for their Edinburgh Waterfront Development.
Primarily concerned in creating work within the built or landscaped environment, Keith has carried out numerous commissions in a diverse range of media.
Although bronze or stainless steel are his materials of choice, his creations often incorporate the use of water, concrete, granite and a host of other materials. His latest large creation, Epsilon (bronze), can be viewed, here, in the Scottish Borders, in the grounds of Marchmont House.
Other public sculptures include Helios (stainless steel), Norwich; Encounter (bronze) – Guy’s Hospital, London; Carian Form (bronze), New Caledonian Wharf, London; Cycloidal Form (stainless steel), London; and Covenant (bronze), Rye Brook, New York.
The White Fox Gallery is currently featuring several of his smaller bronze sculptures: Andante and Carian Form (the smaller version of the monumental sculpture of the same name designed for New Caledonian Wharf in London), and Melrose, Oracle and The Observer (desktop sized sculptures)
Keith McCarter lives and works in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders.