Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay (b. 1966)
Alec Finlay
Alec Finlay



Alec Finlay is an artist and poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms.

Full Biography

Alec Finlay was born in Scotland in 1966. He is an internationally-recognised artist and poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms, encompasses permanent and temporary interventions and work embedded in the landscape or found online.

He has held many residencies, from 2002 when he was the first BALTIC artist in residence, through to the John Muir Trust Residency in Dunbar in 2017. He has exhibited at the Sydney Biennale, and in 2016 had an artwork permanently installed at Jupiter Artland. He has produced many public artworks, including in 2014 a Memorial for Organ and Tissue Donors at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Also in 2014 he worked with The National Trust and other artists to carry out a project commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War.
In the 1990s he set up the Morning Star small press which published the Folios and the pocketbooks series.

A visit to Alec Finlay’s website (link below) will give an overview of his various enterprises and art forms, access to his blogs, lists of his residencies, commissions, awards and exhibitions, and a bibliography of his published works.

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Turning Toward Living (Platform Projects, 2004)
Mesostic Herbarium (Platform Projects, 2004)
Shared Writing (Platform Projects, 2005)
Ludwig Wittgenstein: There Where You Are Not (Blackdog , 2006)
Wind Blown Clouds (Morning Star, 2005)
Be My Reader (Shearsman Books, 2012)
Question Your Teaspoons (Calder Wood, 2012)
a better tale to tell (Studio Alec Finlay, 2015)