Mackenzie Vaughan Pikaart


Contact Information

mackenzie.v.pikaart@gmail.com

http://www.mackenzievaughanpikaart.com

711 S 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist's Statement

Philadelphia-based artist Mackenzie Vaughan Pikaart’s work focuses on memories, the awareness of space, and creating visual platforms for statistics. She honed her craft while studying at The University of the Arts, receiving a BFA in Crafts concentrating in Ceramics.

Since graduating Pikaart has become an accomplished collage, installation and sculpture artist. Some of Pikaart’s spectacular pieces have been shown throughout the greater Philadelphia area and in her home state of Connecticut.

Pikaart tries to use art as a connector, something to challenge the viewer to see a larger world, a new perspective and or spaces that are lost in our everyday.

Selected Exhibitions

2018
Equal Parts Gold, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Equal Parts Gold, Ellen Siberian Tiger music Video, Philadelphia PA

2017
Cups for BOK, Philadelphia, PA

I am Here, New Haven, CT

Passion Plate: The Way She Wants It, ABD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

ALT LOVE, Pete Chechhia Photography & Arts Philadelphia, PA
Co-curator

Nasty Woman, ABD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Flowers of Glass, Trinity Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT

The Crafted Cup II, HK Hair Studio, Philadelphia, PA

The Crafted Cup, Meadowsweet Mercantile, Philadelphia, PA

Wild Urban, Window Factory Arts, Philadelphia, PA

This is The Wall, Kit and Ace, Philadelphia PA

22 Shades of Clay, New Jersey Clay College, Millville, NJ

2015
Equal Parts Gold, Meadowsweet Mercantile, Philadelphia, PA

Feast of The Wolf Which One Will You Feed?, Barlume Apothecary, Philadelphia, PA

Night Kitchen Be Your Own Muse, Beaumount Warehouse, Philadelphia, PA

Hope, Trinity Church, New Haven, CT

Connections With Strangers, The Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal C, Philadelphia, PA

Connections With Strangers, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Equal Parts IV, Soltane breads and spreads, Phoenixville, PA

Equal Parts III, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

2014
Equal Parts II, Linwood Park, Ardmore, PA

Artists Unite,The Hatchery, Philadelphia, PA

Communique, RAW Artists at Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Equal Parts, Trinity Church, New Haven, CT

2012-2013
Connections With Strangers, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2012
The Lumerian Solution: Your Interactive Evolution, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens,Philadelphia, PA
Sponsored as part of the Philly Fringe

SEA/SKY/CERAMICS, Tokoname, Japan

Barber on 24th, Philadelphia, PA

Art Unleashed, The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Emerge, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Art Unleashed, The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

New Ideas In Medalic Sculpture,The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Everyone Has Their Go To, The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Joseph Hocker

2010
The Space Between Breaths, An Invitational Art Show, R.A.T. Gallery, Gardenville, PA
Curators: Kristen Jasionowski & Arielle Casale

The 13th Annual, New Ideas In Medallic Sculpture, Medialia Rack and Hamper Gallery, New York, NY

The Opulent Feast, NCECA, Hamilton Hall, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

A Place Called Paradise,The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Current Investigations, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2018-Present
Studio Technician, Black Hound Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2015-2017
Work Exchange, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Intern for David Frank Ceramic Artist, Guilford, CT

2009
Volunteer for Watershed Ceramics, Newcastle, ME

Residencies

2015
Artist in Residence, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

2014
Artist in Residence, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

Awards and Honors

Promising Artist Award
Baugh- Barber Trust Scholarship
Virginia G. & Harvey Kim Scholarship

Education

2011
The University of The Arts, Philadelphia PA
BFA, Crafts/ Ceramics

2012
Kyouei-Gama School and Gallery, Tokoname Japan