McKenzie West

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




 

EDUCATION

 

2018 BFA in Painting, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts


 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2015 Summer Juried show, 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

 

2017 Lyme in Prato, Consorzio Via Trinita, Prato Italy

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


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Gallery at Firehouse Square | Curative Assistant

 

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

Event photographer and videographer. Filmed and created a series of videos of the 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 is presented by McKenzie West, Art Student at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT. It was filmed on location in the William Chadwick Studio on the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT.


 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 

2013

Winner – New Hampshire Congressional Art Award

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

 

2014

Grand Prize Winner – New Hampshire Congressional Art Award

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

2018

Wardlaw Prize for Excellence in Painting