The first thing one thinks when viewing the works of Alexis Anne Mackenzie is how amazing it is that she can take the concept of the rudimentary collage so many of us made as children and create such vibrant, compelling works of art. The subtle messages within each of her collages gives one pause and draws one in for a closer look. Her works are poetic, created from common objects, and yet are anything but common.
Born in Ann Arbor Michigan in 1979, Mackenzie attended the Aegean Center for Fine Arts and later obtained a BFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Recently, Sandy Florian authored a book including 14 of Mackenzie’s collages, On Wonderland and Waste. Mackenzie’s art has been displayed in cities from Chicago to Oakland, and has been published in The New York Times Magazine. Make sure to check out her flickr page.
Thanks Skye for the hat tip!