Mackenzie Vaughan Pikaart

Mackenzie Vaughan Pikaart

    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