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Lynsey MacKenzie

Lynsey MacKenzie
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My practice is a combination of working from memory and observation of my surroundings, and working intuitively, responding to marks and colours. Often one painting becomes a source for another.

I am interested in the relationships between painting and time: the timelessness of painting, the non-linear accumulation of imagery and forms, and the way that painting takes you outwith time, both as painter, and as viewer.

​The passage of time brings about flux. Order tends towards disorder. I am attempting to create a feeling of space, of something fleeting, of nothing being quite pinned down. There is beauty in the brevity of things, and I am celebrating this.

2016 - 2019
BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting and Printmaking, First Class, Glasgow School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2020 HERE AND NOW, SaltSpace Gallery, Glasgow
2019 Tower View Solo Show, Kent

Selected Group Exhibitions

Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2021

Interactions of Colour, Royal Glasgow Institute, Online
FLOW, Visual Art Scotland, Online
GRADCURATE Summer 2020 Exhibition, Online
No Borders, Art Thou, Online
Thoughts Are Free, Royal Glasgow Institute, Online
On The Table, MARRAM, Online
Visual Arts Scotland Spotlight, Borders Art Fair, Kelso
RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists | Visual Arts Scotland OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
LSA Festival Fundraiser, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
Control Tower Gallery Group Show, Kent
Breakout Artists 2019 - Best of Scottish Art Schools Show, Art Pistol, Glasgow
AucArt Lab Residency Show, London
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow
Visual Art Scotland ALIGHT 2019, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Something Like That, The Glue Factory, Glasgow

Series Two, McLellan Gallery & Grace and Clarke Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow
Toner Cartridge is almost empty, Stereo Cafe Bar, Glasgow

Naked Aye - Creep Me Oot, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Naked Aye - Shapes That Shift Desire, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh


2021 RSA WASPS Award
2021 RSA Latimer Award
​2019 The Great Art Award
2019 RSA New Contemporaries 2020 Selected Artist
​2019 VAS Graduate Shortlisted Artist 2019
2016 The Leith School of Art Painting Prize
Jars and Bottles
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  • Jars and Bottles
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Dear Green Place
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  • Dear Green Place
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  • Gloaming
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  • Flourish
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