Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945-2014) lived and worked in London. She first came to prominence in the early 1970s as an artist central to the emerging communities of performance and Feminist art in the UK. The nature of Finn-Kelcey's work is diverse, both in form and subject matter. She offers humour as a point of access into her work, allowing a wide audience to consider topics as varied as life, death and spirituality communicated with depth and profundity.
Exhibitions include Bureau De Change, Tate Britain, London, UK (2019); Dhaka Art Summit 18, Bangladesh, (2018); Rose Finn- Kelcey: Life, Belief and Beyond, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2017); It Is Just A Beginning, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Greee (2018); Sculptors' Papers from the Henry Moore Institute Archive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (2015); Keywords: Art, Culture & Society in 1980s Britain, Tate Liverpool, UK (2014).
Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Tate Britain, permanent collection re-hang, London, UK (2014); Modern British Sculpture, The Royal Academy of Art, London, UK (2011); Live in your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-75, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2000); Young British Artists Part 2, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (1993); Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (1992); Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A (1998); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, U.S.A (1987).