(New Haven, Connecticut, 1962)
Spencer Finch lives and works in Brooklyn (New York). He has exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world. In 2004 he participated in the Whitney Biennial, in 2007 the first retrospective at MASS MOCA Museum (Massachusetts), his last solo show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington in 2010. He has participated in several international exhibitions, such as the 53 Venice Biennale in 2009, invited by Daniel Birnbaum, and 50 moons of Saturn, the second Triennial of Turin in 2008. He will partecipate in the exhibition Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface at the MACSD (Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego) together with Bruce Nauman, Doug Wheeler, John Mc Cracken, Helen Pashjan, James Turrell, Peter Alexander , Craig Kauffman and others. The exhibition will open on the 25th of September and will close on the 22th of January 2012. From November 2011 to April 2012 Finch will exhibit at the Department of Contemporary Art of the Art Institute of Chicago a site specific work which will stand on the terrace designed by Renzo Piano.
Among his most important solo shows we can mention: Spencer Finch: The Skies can’t keep their secret, Turner Contemporary (Margate, 2014); Spencer Finch: Saturated Sight, Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, 2016); Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek, Public Art Fund (Brooklyn, 2016); Spencer Finch: My business is circumference, James Cohan (New York, 2016); Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery, Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, 2017); The eye you see isn't an eye because you see it, it's an eye because it sees you, Galerie Nordenhake (Berlin, 2017). Among his most important group shows, we can mention: Systemic, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art (New York, 2012); EXPO CHICAGO, Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, 2015); Still Making a Splash After 20 Years!, Galerie Maximillian (Aspen, 2017).
Spencer Finch, Rome (Pantheon, noon effect), 2011
Circular fluorescent lights, fixtures, filters, dimensions variable