Born in Hollywood, Los Angeles in 1937, Edward Mackenzie studied graphic design at Cooper Union School of Art, New York. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Royal College of Art, London in the late 60’s.
Edward moved to New Zealand with his young family in 1982. Reflecting on his new country and life in the Southern Hemisphere, he started ‘playing’ with the letters NZ which proved grist to the mill of his designer imagination. Edward noted that the N and Z capital letter forms are identical, each letter composed of two parallel lines and one diagonal line, the difference made manifest by a simple 90 degree left or right rotation of either letter. This led to a large body of 2D designs – and further to 3 Dimensional Assemblage art. Awarded the Creative NZ Grant in 1989, Edward Mackenzie fine-tuned his artistic vision, creating diverse bodies of art to exhibit throughout New Zealand. His work is in collections worldwide including the Chartwell Collection and the Whangarei Art Museum in New Zealand. www.EdwardMackenzie.com
After 20 years he moved to Maine, USA, establishing ‘Richmond Store Gallery’ to display, sell and create his unique art. Then, eleven years later, in 2014, Edward Mackenzie moved to finally settle in Stoke-on-Trent, England establishing a home and studio there.
The graphic ‘device’ of N’s and Z’s continue to fascinate him, enjoyably applied to 2-Dimensional designs and elegant Assemblage art.
Edward’s iconographic limited numbered ATA prints, developed from his NZ designs, have recently been made available to the public and were exhibited alongside his renowned Assemblage art.
Limited edition prints and assemblage works are available on demand, email enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09 4075191.