Andrew Leicester (b. 1948, Birmingham, England) earned a bachelor’s degree from Portsmouth Polytechnic and master’s degree from Manchester Polytechnic before moving to the United States in 1970 and completing a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships from the Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. For over three decades, Leicester has created public art projects that range in size and scope from small courtyards to municipal transit plazas, park entrances and water gardens in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. His work often addresses issues of sustainability—specifically wind and solar power, and reclamation.