Originally from Orange County, Mckenzie now resides in Santa Cruz as a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Art. Having painted and illustrated most of her life, it was a natural transition to bring this passion to the university setting for further study and development.  In addition to her fine art, Mckenzie is also a team member at Lincoln Street Studios, a local collaborative creative agency specializing in branded film and strategic brand extension. In addition, she contributes to the ongoing design and aesthetic of Vintage Faith Church as the Creative Communications Intern. 

What inspires your artistic style and where do you go to find inspiration?
Reading. Anything and everything I can get my hands on. At the moment my time is divided among This Side of Paradise by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, and a recent Time Magazine special: The Roosevelts. 

If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
Sister Golden Hair by America

List the three artists that most influence your work?
Henri de Talousse Lautrec
Ed Ruscha
Norman Rockwell
Robert Rauschenberg

Mckenzie's show "Economics" will be at Stripe during the month of March.

Opening Reception Friday March 6th from 5-9pm