On view in Mariani Gallery: October 22 - December 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 4-7pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 1, 5pm
Mackenzie Browning is a Denver-based, Canadian artist who works primarily in screen-print, book arts, and print based sculpture. Browning’s aesthetic can be described as bold, meticulous, and inventive, often blurring the lines between design, craft and fine art. His artworks are constantly pushing personal technical boundaries, often becoming architectural in nature. The artist's creations and installations reflect both his past and present lived experiences, a personal history that has primarily taken place in the suburban construct.
Mackenzie grew up in divergent environments. He spent his childhood on a one hundred acre sheep farm, before moving to several different small cities and suburban settings. His rural upbringing created an endless degree of respect for flora and fauna. Mackenzie’s obsession over nature and his personal history of contrasting constructed environments are common motifs in his print-based art practice. Many of Mackenzie’s works explore the concept of the use of barriers to divide and control movement through a space. Hard barriers, such as fences and walls, as well as soft barriers, such as plants and hedges, are frequent motifs within his work.
Mackenzie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Sculpture from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) degree in Printmaking from Queen’s University.
For more on Mackenzie Browning, visit his website!
UNC Galleries Spotlight- Mackenzie Browning: Green Screen on Vimeo