Mackenzie is an artist and actor. Born in Australia, he received his undergraduate degree in Fine Art from The Queensland College of Art in 2003. This was completed on scholarship at The Exeter College of Art. In 2005 he took a Masters in Acting at East 15 Acting School. His CV includes two solo shows and work as technical staff at The Queensland College of Art.
Mackenzie's quirky and often allegorical work draws as much from the history of landscape painting as it does from carnival and protest and propaganda. With a practice grounded in drawing Mackenzie has explored social phenomena and repression within the (sub)urban, body politics, identity and pop culture. Artists of interest have always been idiosyncratic contemporary painters of the Asia Pacific, key figures in Australian landscape painting as well as Piero della Francesca, Hieronymous Bosch, Stanley Spencer, Otto Dix, Modigliani, Howard Arkley, Jeffrey Smart, Paula Rego and Nathan Taylor. He is based in London and has a studio in MotherX Studios, Hackney Wick.