Artist StatementI 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.
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
-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)