Frances Adair Mckenzie

Frances Adair Mckenzie is a multidisciplinary artist originally from British Columbia. Rooted in feminism and a baroque imaginary, her work examines questions of materiality, composition, and form through video installation, stop-motion animation, sculpture, and collaborative projects.

An avid experimentalist, Adair Mckenzie likes using digital technology because of its ability to disseminate, resist commodification, and access everyday life. The subversive potential of new technologies thus serves a transformative, tactile, and captivating language.

Québecor is the generous sponsor of Frances Adair Mckenzie’s studio for 2020-2021. Frances Adair Mckenzie’s studio was sponsored by the generous support of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2019-2020.



Adair Mckenzie holds a degree in New Media Design and Web Development from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. In 2014, she participated in the residency for emerging artists Les Ateliers, organized by Arsenal contemporary art in collaboration with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. In 2016, she conceived Glossed Over & Tucked Up, an artist book in augmented reality, published by anteism.

Recent exhibitions


Futur (im)parfait, group show for the 35th anniversary of Oboro, Montreal
Day of Y, crutch CAC, Toronto, ON


Les pas perdus, Le Lobe, Chicoutimi, QC
Par la forêt, group show, Musée d’Art Contemporain des Laurentides, St-Jérôme, QC
Busy Bodies, two-person show with Veronika Pausova, Parisan Laundry, Montreal


B.M.W.Y.W., Centre Clark, Montreal
Transmundane, group show, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK


Glossed Over & Tucked Up, the fifty fifty arts collective, Victoria, BC


Les Contemporains, group show, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal