Dave McKenzie

Dave McKenzie, Present Tense, 2007, color video with sound, 20:03 mins
Courtesy the artist

Short Biography

Dave McKenzie was born in 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica, and lives and works in New York. McKenzie attended the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and the Skowhegan Studio Program, Skowhegan, Maine. He has held residencies at the P.S.1 National Studio Program, New York (2001-02) and the Studio Museum in Harlem (2003-04). McKenzie has had solo exhibitions at 40,000 Gallery, Chicago (2006); Susanne Vielmetter gallery, Los Angeles (2004); and Savage Art Resources, Portland, Oregon (2004). His work has been included in significant group shows including Freestyle (2001) and Figuratively: William Cordova, Dave McKenzie, and Wangechi Mutu (2004), both at The Studio Museum in Harlem; the Queens International (2002) and Down the Garden Path (2005), both at the Queens Museum of Art, New York; and Listening to New Voices (2002), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. McKenzie was awarded the 2005 William H. Johnson Prize of $25,000 for outstanding achievement by an African-American artist; and was the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2006.


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