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Fantastic Favourites: Mo Davis, Susan McKenzie, Micky Renders

Today we’re taking a look at the artistic practices of Mo Davis, Susan McKenzie, and Micky Renders. These three artists all take a performative approach to art, putting their own unique spin on the idea of “performance,” and drawing on different disciplines and skill sets. Each artist’s portfolio is representative of their dedication to the craft, whether that’s acting, dance, or multidisciplinary artwork and community engagement. 

 

Mo Davis

 

Mo Davis is a film and television actor with a knack for portraying characters both series and humorously over-the-top. The artist has appeared in several commercial spots as well as television roles, disappearing into her characters each time.

 

Mo Davis

 

Susan McKenzie

 

Susan McKenzie is a lifelong dancer and dance enthusiast whose artistic practice includes performance, choreography, and education. Susan’s portfolio includes snippets of inspiration and writing on the subject of dance and regarding her peers. 


A photo of two dancers in motion

 

 

Micky Renders

 

Micky Renders is an Ontario-based artist whose personal practice includes a variety of media, from painting to photography, and who often works with community groups to build collaborative, communicative art experiences. Much of Micky’s oeuvre is made in response to challenging social issues.


A painting with a gradient of green and blue


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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