Sarah McKenzie lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. The daughter of a land use planner, McKenzie makes paintings about the shifting nature of our built environment. Her work captures architecture in transition, whether under construction or in a state of decline and decay. McKenzie’s work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Yale School of Architecture, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and the Aspen Art Museum, among other venues. Her paintings have been featured in Art in America, the New York Times, the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, Dwell Magazine, and New American Paintings. In 2006, McKenzie was the First-Place Purchase Award recipient for the National Young Painters Competition, hosted by Miami University of Ohio. In 2012, she received a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant. She is currently represented in New York by Jen Bekman Gallery.