Alec Finlay is an internationally recognised artist, poet and publisher whose work crosses a range of media and forms, from sculpture and collage, to audio-visual, neon and new technologies. Born in Scotland in 1966 and currently based in Newcastle, England, much of Finlay’s work reflects on our interaction with nature and considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape.

Recent projects include Specimen Colony (2008) a permanent artwork for the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool, The Road North (2010/2011) a contemporary word map of Scotland across a year long journey through its landscape, and a new civic grove for Leeds City, a set of interrelated works carved in stone, engraved in steel and sited in the trees of Victoria Gardens. In 2010 Finlay was shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize.

Alec Finlay was exhibited in the group exhibition Counterpoint at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh as part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland from 1 August - 18 October 2014.