Atelier E.B (Lucy McKenzie & Beca Lipscombe)


Selected Works


Atelier E.B. is the company name under which the artist Lucy McKenzie and the designer Beca Lipscombe sign their collaborative projects. The group was formed in 2007 by Lipscombe and the illustrator Bernie Reid, who are based in Edinburgh, and McKenzie, who is originally from Glasgow and lives in Brussels. The intention from the beginning has been to explore the commercial realities of production and distribution, and, by extension, to incorporate the expertise and pragmatism of the applied arts to fine art. Underpinning their ethos is a desire to form new associations, where both research-led and self-generated material combine to create a vision which is both personal and critical of contemporary hierarchies. Of utmost importance is their desire to work with the best in local industry and independent producers and thinkers. Works to date include commissioned display and interiors for public and private spaces, fashion, textiles, furniture, events and publishing. In Glasgow, Atelier E.B. presented The Inventors of Tradition (2011), an exhibition, catalogue and fashion collection that examined the legacy of Scotland’s textile industry. This and subsequent collection Ost End Girls (2013) was sold directly to the public through a series of showrooms and is now worn all over the world. The Inventors of Tradition II, their next project was presented in spring 2015. It encompassed retail, performance and installation. Their new fashion collection was released simultaneously. Atelier E.B. continue to work closely with the independent curatorial practice Panel (Catriona Duffy and Lucy McEachan), and graphic designers HIT Studio.

The Inventors of Tradition II fashion collection, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Galerie Buchholz / Thea Westreich, New York

The Inventors of Tradition II fashion collection and exhibition, The Palace of Art, Glasgow (cat)
The Inventors of Tradition II fashion collection, Galerie Micheline Szwacjer, Brussels, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

Scotland Can Make It!, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (cat)
A Machinery For The Living (curated by Walead Beshty), Petzel Gallery, New York

Hello goodbye thank you, again, and again, and again, curated by Anthony Huberman
Group show at Castillo / Corrales, Paris
Ost End Girls, collection showrooms / temporary shops, Magazijn, Amsterdam, World Lantern, Brussels, Cabinet, London, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli, The Artist’s Institute, New York (cat)

Critical Alliances, HDLU, Zagreb (group show)
Work in Progress, Paris, Au 8 Rue Saint-Bon, Paris (solo)
Scotland Can Make It! (in collaboration with Marc Camille Chaimowicz), exhibition curated by Panel, People’s Palace, Glasgow (cat)
Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow since World War II, Mackintosh Museum, GSA, Glasgow (cat) (group)
Te Kust en Te Keur, Mu-ZEE, Oostende (group)

The Inventors of Tradition exhibition with Panel, Glasgow (cat)
The Inventors of Tradition, collection showrooms, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, GSA, Glasgow, TWAAS, New York, Cabinet, London, Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin (cat)
Town Gown Conflict, Kunsthalle Zurich, (group) (cat)
Cologne Kunstverein Annual Editions Exhibition, Cologne (cat)

Limited edition screenprint for Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft, Zurich

Atelier, The Lighthouse, Glasgow (solo)
...In the Cherished Company of Others... (curated by Marc Camille
Chaimowicz), Mu-Zee, Oostende (group)
Projects 88, Lucy McKenzie & Atelier E.B, MoMA, New York (solo)

Atelier, showroom / interior design, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
The Flying Duck, interior design, Flying Duck Club, Glasgow