McKenzie West

Carlisle, MA | 603-933-0157 | artistmckenziewest@gmail.com


 

EDUCATION

 

2018        BFA in Painting, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018       Senior Studio Exhibition, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme CT

 

2017        Lyme in Prato, Consorzio Via Trinita, Prato Italy

Lyme in Prato, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme CT

 

2016        Transformation: LYME at Essex, Essex Art Association, Essex CT

Fill in the Blank, Marquee Gallery, New London CT

 

2015        Student juried show, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme CT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

 

Gallery at Firehouse Square | Curative Assistant

New London, CT

Curative Assistant responsible for facilitating group exhibitions, working one-on-one with artists to both receive and install their work, and encouraging discussions with visitors as to the merits of individual works. 

I-Park Foundation | Artist-in-Residence Program

East Haddam, CT

Student volunteer responsible for a variety of tasks including concierge services for visiting artists, event assistance, and staff support.

 

Center for Arts Programming at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Teaching Assistant, event photographer, and videographer. Filmed and created a series of videos of monthly lectures by working artists, art critics, and art historians. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOsEDbHNWl26OcaKv9ytbYQ

 

Florence Griswold SEE/change project

http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/learn/see-change/learning-tools/videos/

 

Painting the Dogs in Seven Miles to Farmington by George H. Durrie.

This painting demonstration was filmed on location in the William Chadwick Studio on the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 

2018 

Wardlaw Prize for Excellence in Painting 

 

2014 

Grand Prize Winner – New Hampshire Congressional Art Award 

(oil painting entitled Great Horned Owl hung in US Capitol, Washington, DC)

 

2013

 Winner – New Hampshire Congressional Art Award 

(oil painting entitled Paradise Farm hung in NH State House)