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Machenzie Thorpe

Biography

 

Internationally renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe, was born into a large family in industrial Middlesbrough in the north of England in the 1950’s. From a young age, Mackenzie’s compulsion to draw set him apart from his peers, but it was this gift which was to ultimately give him a sense of identity and self. Struggling with undiagnosed dyslexia Mackenzie managed, against all the odds, to get himself into Art College and eventually in 1989 he risked everything, to follow his dream and fulfil his destiny to become a full time artist. Despite some difficult early years Mackenzie’s inspirational art did not go unnoticed and his work is now exhibited and collected avidly, around the world. His appeal is simple; his work is honest, truthful and totally unique. Over the years collectors have commented that they find his work, moving, inspirational, powerful, honest, stunning and so much more.

His artistic development continues, not in a neat step by step process, but rather as an unfolding and at times revisiting, exploration of style, technique and subject; as these three new releases demonstrate. 2010 has been a momentous year for Mackenzie, amongst other things he was commissioned to create a significant public sculpture for a hospital in Oklahoma, U.S.A. and is exhibiting in museums and galleries in the UK; USA; Japan and Australia. To complete an amazing 2010, the UK’s University of the Year 2009 (Teesside University), in recognition and acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to the Arts, have awarded Mackenzie an honorary masters degree, Doctor of Arts (Hon DA).

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M A C K E N Z I E   T H O R P E
b. 1956, Middlesbrough, England

EDUCATION

Middlesbrough College of Art  - Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Byam Shaw School of Art  -  London, England
Honorary Degree of Fine Art  - Teesside University, Middlesbrough, England
Honorary Doctor of Art -  Teesside University, Middlesbrough, England

PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS


Teesside University ‘Middlesbrough Murals’  -  Middlesbrough, England ― 2011
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum - Middlesbrough, England ― 2010
Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Memorial Hospital - Cincinnati, Ohio
Garoon Science Center at JCC of Chicago - Lake Zurich, Illinois ― 2009
Saga Prefectural Museum -  Saga, Japan ― 2009
Fukuoka Prefectural Museum - Fukuoka, Japan ― 2008
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum - Kumamoto City, Japan ― 2008
Kagoshima Prefectural Museum - Kagoshima, Japan ― 2008
Christchurch Arts Centre – Monumental Sculpture Installation - Christchurch, New Zealand ― 2007
Mill Creek Park – Monumental Sculpture Installation - Kansas City, Missouri ― 2006
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center  - Kansas City, Missouri ― 2006
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery -  Birmingham, England ― 2001

SELECT ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS
Linton and Kay Fine Art    -  Perth, Australia ― 2013,2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Atlas Galleries   -  Chicago, Illinois ― 2013,2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1999
Onessimo Fine Art   - Palm Beach, Florida ― 2012, 2011, 2009, 2006
Angela King Gallery  - New Orleans, Louisiana ― 2009
Off The Wall   -  Houston, Texas ― 2012, 2011, 2009
Artisan Fine Art  -  London ― 2010
Enatsu Gallery  -  Tokyo, Japan ―2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Pop International  - New York, New York ― 2011, 2008, 2005, 2003
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery  - Sydney, Australia ― 2013, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
P&C Fine Art  -  Georgetown, DC ― 2012
Arthaus Gallery   - Richmond UK ― 2012, 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Editions Limited Gallery    -  Indianapolis, Indiana ― 2007, 2004, 2001, 2000
Fingerhut Gallery   -  La Jolla, California ― 2007, 2003
Fisher’s Fine Arts  -  Auckland, New Zealand ― 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Gallery 27  - London - 2009
Gallery One -  Denver, Colorado ― 2007, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999
Hanson Gallery  -  Carmel, California ― 2007, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
Hanson Gallery -   Sausalito, CA ― 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Peabody Fine Art  -   Los Gatos, California ― 2002, 2004, 2007
R. Roberts Gallery -  Jacksonville, Florida ― 2010, 2007, 2005, 2001, 1998
Stephen Clayton Gallery -  Coronado, California ― 2007
Studio 7 Fine Arts -  Pleasanton, California ― 2007
Contessa Gallery  -  Cleveland, Ohio ― 2005, 2004
Galerie Züger  - Santa Fe, New Mexico ― 2005
Weinstein Gallery  -  San Francisco, California ― 2004
Aspen Grove Fine Arts  - Aspen, Colorado ― 2004
C. Anthony Gallery -  Vail, Colorado ― 2004, 2002, 2001
Halcyon Gallery  -  London, England ―2004, 2003
Kenneth Behm Galleries  -  Seattle, Washington ― 2004, 1998
Hanson Gallery  - New Orleans, Louisiana ― 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998
United Kingdom Football Tour - 17 United Kingdom Appearances ― 2003
Ann Jackson Gallery  -  Atlanta, Georgia ― 2002
Halcyon Gallery  -  Birmingham and London England ― 2003 2002, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1995
Kaleidoscope Gallery -  Mission Viejo, California ― 2002
Galerie Züger  -  Aspen, Colorado ― 2001, 2000
Rennies Gallery - Liverpool, UK ― 2012
Howarth Gallery  - Lancashire, UK ― 2012

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Art Sydney ― Australia - 2007, 2006, 2005
Art Melbourne ― Australia  -  2007, 2006, 2005
Art Miami ― Miami, Florida -  2007, 2006
Tokyo Art Collection ― Japan   -  2005
Chicago Contemporary Classic ― Chicago, Illinois  -  2005
Fine Art Forum ― New York, New York   -   2004, 2003
Tressors Art Fair ― Singapore  -  1997
Artexpo ― Los Angeles, California  - 1996

SPECIAL COMMISSIONS

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Original pastel to celebrate Jubilee -  2012
Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Permanent sculpture commission   -  2011
Artist of Telethon 7 – Perth, Western Australia   -  2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation,
Selected Artist, Grand Slam for Children’s Fundraiser  -  2002
Rt Hon William Hague Commission – Holiday Card Design   - 1998 - 2009
Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, Commission – Save the Children Fund   -  1997
British Dyslexia Foundation Commission – Holiday Card Design    - 1997
Elton John Aids Foundation Commission – Holiday Card Design  - 1996

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

A Long Walking    -  2008 ― Perth and Sydney Exhibition Catalogue
A Crossroads   -  2007 ― Chase Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois (242-page hardcover monograph)
A Crossroads Exhibition Catalog  - 2006 ― Chase Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois  (48-page soft-cover exhibition catalog)
A Hill  - 2004 ― Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, California-  (32-page soft-cover exhibition catalog)
Mackenzie Thorpe, Australia/New Zealand  - 2004 ― Trevor Victory Harvey, Sydney, Australia- (44-page soft-cover exhibition catalog)
The Game of Life   - 2003 ― Halcyon Gallery, London, England- (96-page soft-cover auction catalog)
From the Heart -  2000 ― Rizzoli International/Universe Publishing, NY-  (144-page hardcover monograph)

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