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Michael McKenzie



M.F.A.    Major: Painting and Drawing; Minor: Sculpture – University of North Texas
B.F.A.     Major: Painting; Minor: Graphics, Art History – Stephen F. Austin State University

Graduated: summa cum laude

Graduate studies in painting  University of Arkansas

Post graduate school classes in Metal Sculpture/Welding, Jewelry, and Educational
Strategies in Web-site design….
Creative Art Center of Dallas, Brookhaven College and The University of Dallas

Seminar in Art Education – University of North Texas

Set Sand Bronze Casting – Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas/Oklahoma Iron Pour – Cameron University

Fused Glass workshop – Creative Art Center of Dallas

Internship   Fall  2010
Earthship Sustainable Architecture
Global Model Home Project
Big Timber, Montana

Professional Experience   Teaching

Fine Arts Teacher
Holy Trinity Catholic School  Dallas, Texas
grades 1-8

Fine Arts Teacher
Christ The King Catholic School  Dallas, Texas
Upper School Art

Fine Arts Instructor
Bishop Lynch High School   Dallas, Texas
Adjunct Faculty Instructor
Eastfield College                   Mesquite, Texas
Dual enrollment classes:
Painting and Drawing I and II
Sculpture I and II
Introduction to Art  Design/Art History
Portfolio Presentation Class

Faculty – Summer Enrichment program   DECATS
(Debusk Enrichment Center for Academically Talented Students)
Taught: Painting, Sculpture, and Set Design

Teaching Fellowship   University Of North Texas
Teacher of Record (course content, lectures, and grading)
Drawing I
Drawing II
Figure Drawing I & II

Professional Experience

2010-2023  Michael McKenzie Studio
Fine Art painting and sculpture

Pinot’s Palette
Painting instructor in the Paint and Sip industry

1990- 1999
Have Brush will Travel
Artist/Painter – Murals, Faux Finish,
Furniture Design, Welded Steel, Bronze Casting, Wood Carving,
Wallpaper, Custom Painted Floors and Interiors.

An Affair to Remember
Artist/Designer Special Events Firm
Painted Sets and Props, Designed Neon Sculpture, Lighting Design
Highlight events:
Del Coronado Hotel San Diego    100 year anniversary event
Super Bowl Media Party
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art    Beaux Arts Ball
Republican National Convention- New Orleans  G.H.W. Bush event

500X Gallery
Board Vice President
Alternative gallery space in Dallas, Texas
Curator, installation, lighting, wrote press releases, organized openings

American Art and Frame
(Publishing Division) Production Artist
Worked with Art Department producing a variety of large scale two
and three-dimensional art work for commercial galleries in Boston,
Miami, and Dallas. Publication Research and Development

Exhibition Record (*Solo Shows)


ART 214 Exhibit 2022

South Dallas Cultural Center


Dia de los Muertos : The Everlasting Bond

Bath House Cultural Center  Dallas, Texas

Remembering the Small Gallery

Milde Gallery  Goldmark Center  Dallas, Texas


ART 214 Exhibit 2019
Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Dallas, Texas


Dia de los Muertos    Memories Written in Verse

Bath House Cultural Center   Dallas, Texas

“Everybody Was a Kid”

Davis Foundry Gallery    Dallas, Texas

125 Exhibit
Eisemann Center
Vapors of Pythia (Embrace of the Supplicant) 1st place 2D award

ART 214 Exhibit
Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Dallas, Texas


Pollinators of the World Exhibit
Cole Art Center
Nacogdoches, Texas


Galactic Pleasures
The Studio Door
San Diego California

Inspired by Music
pop up group show at Docs Records and Vintage
Ft. Worth Texas

For the Love of Artists
group show at Kettle Art Gallery
Dallas Texas


Art Heist 2015 (Continental Caper)
auction event for EASL Emergency Arstist Support League
Dallas Texas

group show at RO2 Gallery
Dallas Texas

Listen: to the songs of the times
group show at The Small Gallery
Dallas Texas

White Linen at Times Ten Cellars
auction event to benefit homeless solutions at The Bridge

125  Plano Art Association 10th Annual Juried Show
The Arts Gallery
Collin College Spring Creek Campus

Sincerely Yours
Art Postcard exhibit at Slant Gallery
Dallas Texas

24 Hours in Creative motion
Nerv Gallery   Dallas Texas

Art Con X
art auction to benefit Dallas Arts Organizations

Song…a music inspired exhibit
The Small Gallery   Dallas Texas

Slant Gallery   Dallas Texas

This is What I Think : An Opinionated Art Exhibit
Bath House Cultural Center Dallas Texas

Frayed Elements  Surface Tension  and  Eye Candy
Cohn Drennan Contemporary Dallas Texas

White Linen at Times Ten Cellars
auction event to benefit homeless solutions at The Bridge

Hot-N-Sweaty  500X Gallery

125  Plano Art Association 6th Annual Juried Show
The Arts Gallery
Collin College Spring Creek Campus

* Two Dog Years  A 14 year survey of Painting and Sculpture
ROCA Gallery   Room of Contemporary Art   Irving, Texas
July 28-September 29, 2000

* Art Salad  Al Fresco evenings of Dance, Theater and Visual
Art.  Paintings and Sculpture April 31-March 1, 1999
Addison Theatre Centre Lobby   Addison, Texas

20 X 500   Views from a Dallas Warehouse
20th Anniversary Show 500X Gallery  “catalogue”
The Art Center of Waco   Nov. 12, 1998- January 10, 1999
Richland College, Dallas Oct. 14-Nov.6 1998
500X Gallery, Dallas        Sept. 12-Oct. 11 1998

* Michael McKenzie Recent Paintings
Curator Kevin Curry
Half Price Books Gallery Lincoln Center Arlington, Texas

* Selected Works  paintings
Curator Glenn Nerwin of NRH Gallery
GTE Corporate Headquarters Irving, Texas

* Michael McKenzie Recent Paintings and Sculpture
NRH Gallery       Tarrant County, Texas

M.A.C. Member’s Exhibition group show
McKinney Avenue Contemporary   Dallas, Texas

Annual Art Show   Dallas Public Library (Lakewood)
“Best of Show”   jurors Barney Delabano and Murray Smither

Exquisite Corpse Exhibit with Frank Brown and D.M.A. Brown
M.A.C. (McKinney Ave. Contemporary) Dallas

15 from 500   group show
500X Gallery   Dallas, Texas

Pivotal Signals group show curator Kevin Curry
Hickory Street Annex    Dallas, Texas

A Family of Artists   to benefit Downtown Family Shelter
500X Gallery    Dallas, Texas

Michael McKenzie/ Mike Kennedy two man show
500X Gallery   Dallas, Texas

*Song of the Psyche Suite one man show
500X Gallery   Dallas, Texas

Early Works for Late Shoppers (not a starving artist sale)
500X Gallery   Dallas, Texas

Art Quake ’88!
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art    La Jolla, Ca.

Distinctive Vision II curated by Kevin Curry and Murray Camp
Alternate Gallery    Dallas, Texas

Song of the Psyche   M.F.A Thesis Exhibition
University of North Texas Gallery      Denton, Texas

Day of the Dead   National Invitational Juried by Jack Mims
Cameron University Art Gallery     Lawton, Ok.

Graduate Painting Exhibit    Union Gallery group show
University of North Texas        Denton, Texas

Voertman Show   juried by Sue Graze
University of North Texas Gallery     Denton, Texas

Texas Sculpture Symposium Exhibition
Connemarra Conservancy   Plano, Texas May 3-Jun.24

Great Buffalo Show National Invitational
Juried by Dave Hickey
Cameron University Art Gallery      Lawton, Ok.

Counterpoint   three man show   Union Gallery
University of North Texas       Denton, Texas

Voertman Show juried by Murray Smither
University of North Texas Gallery   Denton, Texas

New Visions Group show   Union Gallery
University of North Texas    Denton, Texas

Lots of Work   Open invitational
500X Gallery   Dallas, Texas

Reflections Group show
Fine Arts Gallery    University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas