Caroline Mackenzie is a British based sculpture artist, graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2016.
Her theatrical artistic practice, which includes sculpture, installation, moving image & sound explores the conceptual aesthetic of suspension. This is investigated through a physical play with gravity, as well as the metaphorical notion of creating a suspended disbelief within her audience.
Some of the objects take on a live performative presence, bringing about a sense of escapism, sitting in-between fact (science) and fiction (cinema). Physics makes way for trickery, as these otherworldly objects are often recognisable from the language of product design or derived from film or theatre sets. The work manifests as contained ephemeral environments where the audience, taking on the role of the actor, activates the work.
An exploration of transparency of light through materials heightens the drama further.
2014-2016 - Royal College of Art, London. MA Sculpture
2004-2007 - Central Saint Martins College, London. BA Fine Art
2003-2004 - Kingston University, Surrey. Foundation Studies in Art & Design
Shortlisted for the Royal College of Art Graduate 'Sculpture Town prize' Award 2016 - Selected by RCA senior tutors and visiting examiner, Laurence Sillars (former curator of Tate Liverpool, The Baltic & current The Henry Moore Insitute)
Shorlisted for the Neo:Artprize 2019, judges/curators:
Sacha Craddock - Art Critic & Curator
William Lunn - Director, Copperfield Gallery London
Helena Wewiora - Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Jordan Baseman - Senior Tutor in Moving Image, RCA
Neo:Artprize 2019 exhibition, Sat. 7th Sept. - Sun. 27th October.
1st and 2nd floors, Corporation Chambers, Corporation Street
Bolton, BL1 2AN. Exhibiting 'Flux, 2017' & 'Gulābī Pataṅga, 2019'
Swallowsfeet Collective presents 'Oops Public', Tues. 1st October at Bermondsey's Biscuit Factory. I will be presenting new work alongside fellow artists and dancers.
'Flux, 2017' was shown as part of 2019's international 'Oops Festival' curated by Swallowsfeet Collective, 22nd - 24th March at The Old Market Theatre, Brighton.
'Black Box artist residency' at Farnham University of the Creative Arts, Surrey. 11th March - 29th March.
'Kaipo Che! artist residency' in Vadodara, India for Gujarat's annual Kite Festival. Sponsored by ArtCore UK & The British Arts Council. January 4th-21st January
Flow II (solo show), Mount Florida Gallery, 37 Clincart Rd, Glasgow G42 9DZ. August
Flow (solo show), Art Hub Gallery, 5-9 Creekside, Deptford, SE8 4SA. July
Birthday Party, APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA. September.
REcreative short film night, South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH. August
Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA. May
14TH CINEMA [14.01.17], 147 Curtain Road, Shoreditch. January
We're All Involved in This Mess, Enclave Lab, Deptford. April
Canned Laughs; a natural high, RCA PS1. January
Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2016, RCA Dyson Building. April
Sweat, Camden Arts Centre, Camden. April
RCA Degree Show 2016. June
Cityscapes, Ugly Duck, Bermondsey. April
RCA Secret, RCA, Dyson Building, Battersea, London. March
ECA & RCA Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh. February
RCA WIP Show, RCA, Sculpture building, Howie Street, London. January
Hidden Rooms, Venue Ca' Zanardi, Venice. November
RCA Drawing Show, RCA, Sculpture building, Howie Street, London. October
Conspire; Home, 47/49 Tanner Street, London. March
Start 13:The New Industrialists, Bermondsey Project Space, London. February 2013
Annual Open 28, Cafe Gallery Project, London. November 2012
Morphology, Pop-Up Gallery London. September 2009
For My Part, James Taylor Gallery, London. October 2008
To Take A Way (One), Nolias Gallery, London. July 2007
Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London. June 2007