Lucy McKenzie

January 25, 2005

Lucy McKenzie (born 1977) lives and works in Glasgow. Her diverse body of work--which blends a diversity of media and blurs boundaries between art and popular culture--resists easy interpretation. She combines elements from art history, visual/popular culture, music, and graffiti. In particular, many of her paintings reveal a keen interest in the history of former Communist countries; she has created several murals that mimic the style of socialist propagandistic art, yet merged with imagery from the present.

She has shown widely in Europe and the USA, including one-person exhibitions at the ICA Boston, Tate Britain, London and Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven. In parallel to her gallery practice she works in the fields of curation, design, event organization in her Glasgow studio, collaboration and writing.