McKenzie West is a Boston-based figurative artist. She attended Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut and graduated with a BFA in Painting in the spring of 2018. West was the recipient of the Wardlaw Prize for Excellence in Art in 2018.
West works in her studio at Western Avenue Studios and Lofts in Lowell, MA. She experiences the world through heightened attention to the nuances of human emotion, human-to-object relationships, and human-to-nature relationships. Through these lenses she examines themes of vulnerability and innocence, and the convergence of the intimate inner world with the realties of existence.