About

Kenzie Lynn is an American-based artist.
She attended Eastern Michigan University and graduated in 2014 with her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. She has been showing her work in international juried exhibitions as well as solo shows since 2014. In October of 2015, she co-curated her first group exhibition, and has since went on to organize and curate additional shows. Currently she is working and publishing comics online, as well as exploring residency programs across Europe.

Statement

I'm constantly fascinated by the way narrative develops emotion and connection. Creating my own stories seems second nature to me, my imagination always active, inspired by tangible events, sincere memories, profound experiences; and more importantly, the undeniable emotions created by them.

I would describe my own work as "feeling too much", intentional and not - The strongest, even subconscious emotions will always arise to the surface.

I seek to understand human existence. Sometimes it seems fruitless to analyze my own reality, however to create powerful fictional characters, one must first understand what it means to be human.
I explore the emotions we hide, and the feelings we are embarrassed to feel - as those intense feelings are the ones that give us our humanity.

I seek to create a world relatable to lost minds seeking refuge,

escaping to a place where we see a part of our real selves in our fantasies.



--Kenzie Lynn


Painting


Drawing

curriculum vitae - download the pdf

Kenzie Lynn - kenzielynnstudio at gmail.com

Formal Education  2014 Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA), Eastern Michigan University, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience

 Jan 2015 - Present     Website management & Graphics for First Fridays Ypsilanti 
 Jan 2015 - Jun 2015     Graphic design for Knights Library Magazine
 Oct 2014 - Apr 2015     Comic artist contributor for Eastern Echo Newspaper

Selected Exhibitions

2016    “Echoes” Ypsi Alloy Studios debut group exhibition, 22 North Gallery

    “Distractions” Co-curator, and exhibitor; Group Exhibition sponsored by Watertower  Collective,  Juried by Helen Vachon, Bona Sera 

    “Alter + Combine” National juried exhibition by Jacquelynn Sullivan, SCENE Metrospace  Gallery

2015   "Potato/Potahto: Sides of Midwestern Life, Juried national exhibition, 22 North Gallery

    “Transformation”: Co-Curator and selected works for Watertower Collective’s debut group exhibition,  Riverside Arts Center

    “Annual Juried Student Exhibition Winter 2015”, Juried by Faina Lerman and Graem Whyte,  Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University

    “Predictable Expectations” Debut Solo Exhibition, Bona Sera

2014  “In(Flux)”, Capstone Exhibition for Eastern Michigan University Winter 2014, Ford Gallery

    “True Life: My Experience with Domestic Violence”, Group Exhibition, Eastern Michigan University

    "NASAD Exhibition",Nine selected works to represent the Drawing and Painting majors at Eastern  Michigan University for re-accreditation, Sherzer Building Display

    “The Ephemeral Narrative: Disease and Disorder”, joint exhibition with artist Stephanie  Pary, Eastern Michigan University Student Gallery

    “Annual Juried Student Exhibition Winter 2014”, Juried by Alison Wong, Ford Gallery

Appearances and Selected Events

Dec 2015  Ypsi Alloy Studios - Public Studio Exhibition and Holiday Market, Exhibitor

Nov 2015  Java Jam! (AMP! Amplifying the Arts) Fundraiser, Featured solo artist

     Fall Majors Fest, Mentor to High School Seniors representing the Arts Department

Nov 2014  Studio Walk at the Ballroom Collective, Exhibiting artist

      Java Jam! (AMP! Amplifying the Arts) Fundraiser, Exhibiting artist in group exhibition

     Holiday Art Fair, Eastern Michigan University Exhibiting artist sponsored by The Guild

Oct 2014  Pop-Up Art Auction Fundraiser, Sponsored by Intermedia Gallery Group

Residencies

Haihatus Artist ResidencyResident Artist, August - Sept 2016 Joutsa, Finland

Affiliations

Watertower CollectiveCo-Founder - April 2015 - Present

Ypsi Alloy StudiosResident Artist - June 2015 - June 2016

Ballroom CollectiveResident Artist - October 2014 - June 2015

AmbassadorMentor for the Art Department at Eastern Michigan University - 2014 - 2015

Intermedia Gallery Groupvolunteer - Eastern Michigan University 2014 - 2015

Publications

Cellar Roots Issue 43 - Front Cover Illustration, plus additional selected works
Knights Library Magazine January through June 2015 - Front Cover Designs, 30 page layout and selected works
Cellar Roots Issue 44 - Selected works

Awards and Scholarships

Portfolio Scholarship - Kendall College of Art and Design (2010 - 2012)
Dean’s List - Kendall College of Art and Design, Eastern Michigan University (2010 - 2014)
Regent’s Scholarship - Eastern Michigan University (2012-2014)
Emerging Artist Award - The Guild (2015)
 

Commissions

Commissions are now available. Please contact me at kenzielynnstudio at gmail for any inquiries.

Follow Kenzie Lynn

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Instagram for snapshots of my life

Twitter for concise updates daily, also thoughts

Tumblr: You can read 100 Minutes or see funny comics here.

If you just want to email me, you can at: kenzielynnstudio-at-g-mail