Wayne Mackenzie

Selected Works

Biography

 

Born

June 1947, Mannville, Alberta

 

Education

1976: Diploma, Alberta College of Art, Calgary (Jewelry/Metals Specialization)

 

Awards

2002: ACAD Alumni Award of Excellence

1975: Alberta Cultural Alliance & Association of Artists – Service Award

1973: Alberta College of Art – Commendation for Excellence in Work

 

Selected Exhibitions

2012: Works on display at Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2001: Director 124 St and Area BRZ

2000: Mystery of Mastery Show – Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1993: David Kootook Memorial Inukshuk, Edmonton Convention Center

1992: Reunion: ACA Metals Dept. 1976, Electrum Design Studio & Gallery, Edmonton

1991: It's About Time, Electrum Design Studio & Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1989: The Fine Art of Jewelry, Electrum Design Studio & Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1988: Trends and Traditions, Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1987: New Metal Art Forms, Electrum Design Studio & Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1984: Brewed Dichotomies, The Silversmith, Edmonton, AB

1976: Hand to Hand, 1976 National Juried Crafts Exhibition, Kingston Olympic Program

1975: 3rd Biennial Lake Superior International Craft Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth

 

 

Artist Statement

"Over the years, a keen interest in the style of the early Greeks and Romans, the ancient Aztecs, contemporary Europeans and the Alberta landscape has been juxtaposed with my love of spatial relationships, textural statements, color contrasts, accenting lines, and gemstones, to become important elements in my work.  Simplicity and strength of line and shape have been combined with these elements to create unified pieces that are able to stand as practical, wearable fine jewelry, and works of art." - Wayne Mackenzie