Art is an inner desire to interpret emotion, passion, sexuality and culture that best describes the experiences within the moment. Helen Keller said that “Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing” and this is how she feels about her personal journey and the hardships that come with it. Art needs to give the viewer the impression of being able to walk into the world of the Artist while also having the ability to create a journey of their own. To convey different sensations and bring them out of their daily reality.
International award-winning photographer Stephanie MacKenzie, is a vibrant talent. Multiple layers, brilliant colours and intricate designs unite through storytelling and blended archetypes bringing lush dimensions to her work. Deriving inspiration from her surroundings, MacKenzie is always dreaming up her next piece even when surrounded by the banal sights of life's daily routine.
Creation of each piece requires MacKenzie to draw on all her traditional art studies of drawing, painting, design and sculpture, as well as her extensive computer skills. The process of producing each piece is complex. Models, costumes, lighting, set and storyboards are important elements in the early stages before digital technology is applied to create the final Arts. After being printed on canvas, MacKenzie’s original works are hand-embellished by adapting and using acrylic paint and gel mediums to create her multiple dimensional unique originals.
Her Art is gaining recognition & being collected on a global level & has been showcased for donation alongside His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI, Pierce Brosnan OBE and Nick Park CBE for The Prince's Trust charity in London UK.
With three suitcases and her camera by her side, Mackenzie got a one-way ticket from Toronto to the largest hot spot for Art leaving her family and friends behind to pursue her dream. Now residing in Paris, France, Stephanie is working internationally. Her award winning Art has been published globally & displayed in galleries in London, New York, Paris & Toronto.
A note from the Artist. “I have always found solace in expressing myself through my art and discover the most powerful life messages within each piece I create.”
2020 L'épicier d'Aligre, Paris, France
2020 82eme Salon des Artistes, Normandy, France
2019 Silapix Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand
2018 Galerie Sonia Monti, Paris, France
2014 Darren Baker Gallery, London, UK
2014 Prince’s Trust, Castle Fine Art, Bruton Street, London, UK
2013 GX Gallery, London, UK
2013 Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2012 The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
2012 George Thornton Art, Nottingham, UK
2012 Artefact, London, UK
2012 New Artist Fair at Candid Galleries, London, UK
2011 George Thornton Art, Nottingham, UK
2011 Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Untitled, London, UK
2011 Grand Marche D’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
2010 Perspective by D.S., Paris, France
2010 A Forest Gallery, New York, USA
2014 Gaspard, Paris, France
2014 GX Gallery, London, UK
2012 Artefact, London, UK
1999 - 2000 Sheridan College - Photography + Art Fundamentals
1998 - 1999 Art and Design Foundation Studies
International Digital Photography Award
Ashtonbee Celebrating Succes and Diversity Scholarship