For a long time I made glittery impasto oil paintings shown in galleries.

Now I'm doing illustration – editorial, surface design, textile patterns, and food packaging to name a few areas. 

Currently seeking awesome clients who need grainy florals, portraits, and more! Email me Annelie @

In this pic I'm holding my chihuahua, Steve.

Member of Society of Illustrators Los Angeles (SILA). 
Annelie McKenzie - CV
born in Montreal, Canada
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA 
Master of Fine Art from University of California, Long Beach, CA 
Bachelor of Fine Art from University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Solo Exhibitions 
2019 "Beaded Talisman for Unwell Daughter." Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, NY 
2018 "Stickerly: LB", leiminspace, Los Angeles, CA
2016 "Man in Canoe and Grizzly," CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 "The Enthusiast," CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 "Bright Mint Virtue," Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
         "Between a Place and Candy," MFA Thesis Exhibition. Gatov Gallery at CSULB, CA
2010 "Unearths," Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA 
Selected Group Exhibitions 
2019  "Living and Real," Kapp Kapp, Philadelphia, PA
          "Lava on Sand," Wolf & Galentz, Berlin, Germany
          "6th Annual Art & Home," Room & Board, Culver City, CA
2018  "LA Looking," Lava Projects, Alhambra, CA
           "SHe," Launch LA, Los Angeles, CA
          "Combat Shock," Soso Grotto, Los Angeles, CA
2017  "Intra/Extra, Dynamo Arts," Vancouver, Canada
          "Tiger Strikes Austin," ICOSA, Austin, Texas
          "Trapper Keeper," ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA
          "Hot Time, Summer in the City," CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016  "Fort Greene," VENUS LA, Los Angeles, CA
          "The Rock Cried Out, I Can’t Hide You," TSALA, Los Angeles, CA
          "Without Design or Sketch," LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA
          "Sibling Rivalries," Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2015  "Maraschino," Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
          "Savage Sentimentality," Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2014  "Voted Most Likely," Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada
          "Savage Sentimentality," Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
          "Greetings from LAHOUNY," Avis Frank Gallery, Houston, TX
          "Superpositions," RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2013  "Keep in Touch," New Wight Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
          "Haunted," Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
          "Tête-à-Tête," RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
          "Rare Treat," Otis Studios, Los Angeles, CA
          "Yard Work," Craftswoman House Temporary Residence, Los Angeles, CA
          "Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest," 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
          "Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest," Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France
2012  "(C)overt," presented by 5790 Projects. Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles, CA
          "BOOM: Southern California MFA Invitational," Den Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
          "A One to Four Person Show," Merlino Gallery, CSULB, CA
          "Californians," CU Gallery, Daegu, South Korea
          "Blank Land," curated by Oh Nancy Projects, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2011  "Lived Experience," Huntington Apartments, Downtown LA Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA
         "Death; The Future!" 4th Street Vine, Long Beach, CA
         "Reflections on the Harbor," Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
         "'Pataphor," Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA 
2010 "Within Reach," Urban Sanctuary, Los Angeles, CA 
Honors and Awards 
2013  CSULB Outstanding Creative Achievement Award
2012  5790 Projects’ $10,500 Against the Grain Award, Los Angeles, CA
2006 2nd place in Human Figure Exhibition, Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA 
VoyageLA staff. “Meet Trailblazer Annelie McKenzie.” Voyage LA 25 Feb 2019.

VoyageLA staff. “Check Out Annelie McKenzie’s Artwork.” Voyage LA 28 Nov 2018.

de Dobay Rifelj, Claire. “Fort Greene at VENUS LA.” Contemporary Art Review LA 5 Oct 2016.

Okawa, Moto. “I Think I’m in Love: Annelie McKenzie.” Better Luck Tomorrow 1 April 2015.

Ramos, Jason. “Play, Shuffle, Repeat: Annelie McKenzie at CB1.” New American Paintings 30 Mar 2015.

Burbank, Megan. “Fruit Loops.” The Portland Mercury 18 Mar 2015.

Mohr, Bill. “Two Painters: Annelie McKenzie and Craig Taylor.” Poetry Loves Poetry (blog) 18 Mar 2015.

5790projects, “Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know.” Fabrik Magazine 2013. Issue 19, p52-53. Print. 

Crest, Russ. “Made with Color Presents: Annelie McKenzie.” 3 Sept 2013

Wall Street International. “Annelie McKenzie. Bright Mint Virtue.” 28 May 2013.

Leighton, Cynthia. “Interview with Annelie McKenzie.” Other Voices Magazine Dec. 2000. Vol. 13, Print.

Adams, Sharon. “Painting the Inner Portrait.” The Calgary Herald 12 Mar. 1999. Print.
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