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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

MCKINZIE LEFSTEIN

MCKINZIE LEFSTEIN

Artist Work

Trash City
2010
Linoleum print with watercolor
18" x 22"
Charge! Year of the Rat
2008
Linoleum print with watercolor
5" x 7"
Cheers! Year of the Ox
2009
Linoleum print with watercolor
5" x 7"
Little Miss Muffet
2009
Linoleum print with watercolor
6" x 6"
Humpty Dumpty
2009
Linoleum print with watercolor
6" x 6"
Girl on a Swing
2003
Linoleum print with watercolor
9" x 12"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I find that the process of linoleum block printing always results in interesting, bold, and subtly dark images. Because of this, it has become my medium of choice. Whether they be black/white or accented with color, my works show my love of detail and storytelling. I enjoy looking at and making art that the viewer has to examine closely and that brings us back to a childlike state of awe and wonder.

Artist Bio

Born in 1980, McKinzie has lived in Baltimore since she was 7. She graduated from Towson University in 2003 with a Bachelor's of Art in Illustration. She has shown in several galleries, including The Museum of American Illustration in New York City. She created the logo and illustrates t-shirts for the new online company Awkward Turtle Tees: http://www.zazzle.com/awkwardturtletees/gifts
Awards:
-John Blair Mitchell Printmaking Award (2003) 
-Three Arts Club of Homeland - Mr. And Mrs. Robert L. Simmons Award - presented for excellence in Printmaking (2003) 
-Doris H. and Raymond L. Markley Art Enhancement Scholarship - presented for excellence in Painting (2002)