Discipline: Architecture – design

Mike McKay

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Lexington, KY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Mike McKay is an artist and designer currently teaching at the University of Kentucky College of Design. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky and Master of Architecture from Princeton University. McKay’s work focuses on the intersection of collage, painting, digital media, and large scale, process-driven investigations that explore the tension between form and material. Current and recent projects range in scale from urban landscapes to buildings that investigate material assembly. Paintings, mixed media work, and installations have been exhibited in Germany, France, England and throughout the United States.



Mike McKay worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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