Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Landon Mackenzie Visual artist

Landon Mackenzie on the importance of a studio, her inspirations and working inside the painting.

Video by Anthony Grieco

“Her imaginative remapping of Canada and has become a template for the outer realms of our imagination.”

Landon Mackenzie uniquely explores constructed and fictionalized notions of Canadian identity. She uses mapping, memories and the social fabric of society as jumping off points for her abstracted explorations. Her approach to image making is both intellectual and whimsical – qualities that help to make her work rich, intriguing and mind expanding.

Mackenzie’s imaginative remapping of Canada and has become a template for the outer realms of our imagination. Her work inspires our minds and her contributions to our community inspire our souls.

Jennifer Lefort, artist (nominator)

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