Lucy McKenzie works in her native Glasgow, but also shows regularly in London, where she lured the artist Paulina Olowska from Poland for a collaborative performance called Hold the Color. The film of their performance, Oblique Composition, was later shown at the Tate Modern. In both, the artists enact what the Tate calls, "the caricatured roles of 'working women'," with McKenzie playing an artist and Olowska an architect. As McKenzie begins to draw a portrait of Olowska, she changes the scene entirely, recreating Olowska as an object and allowing the audience to watch and judge a developing work. Olowska's work has appeared at the 2003 Venice Biennale and in shows at Marc Foxx in Los Angeles and the Sculpture Center in New York; McKenzie's work has been shown at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and in solo shows at Metro Pictures, New York, and the ICA in Boston.