Dougal McKenzie (b.1968)

A Tiger from Socci, 2005

Charcoal and emulsion on linen

140cm x 140cm

Courtesy of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Dougal McKenzie was born in Edinburgh in 1968. He studied painting and drawing at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen from 1986-1990 and on the M.A Fine Art Course at the University of Ulster, Belfast from 1990-1991. He lives and works in Northern Ireland.

McKenzie was a Co-Director at Catalyst Arts in Belfast from 1994-1996 and a Lecturer in Painting at Limerick School of Arts and Design from 1996-2004. He is currently Lecturer in Painting at Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster and holds a studio at PS2. Recent Solo shows include ‘More Bad News’ at the Golden Thread Gallery, 2020 and ‘A Dream and an Argument’ at The Mac, Belfast 2017.

He is a three-time recipient of an Arts Council Northern Ireland Award and has featured in articles for the Aesthetica, BBC News and The Scotsman.

McKenzie has commented ‘Making and looking at paintings can be like historiography-the study of how history is related and narrated’. This piece, executed with charcoal and emulsion on linen, is in the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.