Michael Visocchi RSA studied at Glasgow School of Art and became the youngest artist to be elected a member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 2005. Visocchi lives and works in an old schoolhouse in the county of Angus and his sculptures are a subtle reflection on this natural and man-made countryside. He works in wood, metal, card, thread, paint, rope and resin to make evocative objects. His subjects reflect nature, landscape, the built environment and the human trace. And his themes explore the world of science, the character of geology and ‘place’, and the sense of human impact on habitat.
Notable commissions include his memorial to the bicentenary of the transatlantic slave trade entitled The Gilt Of Cain situated in the City of London. This was made in collaboration with the poet Lemn Sissey and installed in 2008. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2009.