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Mackenzie Bullard

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Mackenzie Bullard is a PhD candidate in the College of Design at North Carolina State University. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Flagler College and a Master of Art + Design from North Carolina State University. Her research interest connects visual rhetoric, representations of nature, and garden theory. In addition, she is a practitioner of natural dyeing and weaving, for which she has been awarded an international residency at Arquetopia Foundation in Mexico. Her passion for teaching the art, science, and beauty of natural dyes extends from assistantships at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts in the United States to hands-on activities at the North Carolina Museum of Natural History and symposium at North Carolina State University. Most recently, she exhibited two kinetic sculptures, Rats: Boston and Weeds: Dandelion, in the exhibition 2022 A Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey.

▸ Advisor: M. Elen Deming, DDes, FASLA


Ph.D. in Design North Carolina State University, 2016-present

M.A.D. College of Design, North Carolina State University, 2016

B.F.A. Fine Arts Flagler College, 2003

Area(s) of Expertise

▪︎ Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka
▪︎ Botanical Display
▪︎ Visual Rhetoric