Jim McKenzie is an artist and director based in New York City. His sculptures and paintings often depict surrealist wonderlands occupied by highly saturated characters. He works as a commercial director, designer, and animator as well as a professor at School of Visual Arts. McKenzie has directed commercials for clients such as National Geographics, Capital One, H&R Block, and has recently helped in the creation of Xifaxan’s mascot, Gut Guy, who made his Super Bowl debut early this February.
His comedy art web show “Makin’ Things with Jim McKenzie” has sparked a large following on youtube. Jim is said to debut his first vinyl figure, “King Gordo” produced by 3d Retro at the Five Points Festival May 20th, 2017.
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