Artist of the Collection

Lucy McKenzie

Born in 1977 at Glasgow, Écosse

From painting to installation, Lucy McKenzie works in a variety of media to create environments inspired by sources as eclectic as Eastern European propaganda murals, Cold War iconography, 1980s pop music, and industrial typography. Appropriating both images and modes of production, she paints in a wide variety of styles, including trompe-l’oeil environments that blur the line between art and design.

Born in Glasgow in 1977, Lucy McKenzie studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee, Scotland, and then at the Institut supérieur de peinture décorative Van Der Kelen-Logelain in Saint-Gilles, Belgium, where she received the school’s gold medal. Since 2007, she has been running the design studio Atelier E.B with designer Beca Lipscombe. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Artist’s Institute in New York.