Friday 12th April 2013 at 2.00pm
in Scott Sutherland Lecture Theatre SB42
Dougal McKenzie was born in Edinburgh in 1968. He completed a BA in Fine Art Painting at Gray’s School of Art in 1990 and an MA at the University of Ulster in 1991. Exhibitions since 1995 include venues in the USA, Iceland, Poland, Germany, Slovenia, the Liverpool Biennial 2004, Kilkenny Arts Festival 2008 and the John Moores Contemporary Painting Retrospective in Seongnam, South Korea 2010. McKenzie was a prize winner at the John Moores 23 Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (selected by Callum Innes, Gavin Turk, Ann Bukantas, Gill Hedley and Jarvis Cocker.) McKenzie received a Major Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2005.
“McKenzie recognises the implications of new media on the working process of the contemporary painter, utilising photography, film and the internet as artist’s materials. But there is an inherent separation between the image that is illuminated on-screen and the image that is painted onto canvas, and McKenzie embraces the conflict between these means of communication as a rich area of exploration in his work.”