Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945-2014) lived and worked in London. Finn-Kelcey 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 wit 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.


Finn-Kelcey’s work has been included in the permanent collection re-hangs at Tate Britain, London (2023) and The National Portrait Gallery, London (2022). Solo exhibitions include Bureau de Change, Tate Britain, London, UK (2019); Rose Finn-Kelcey: Life, Belief and Beyond, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2017); Rose Finn-Kelcey, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (2006); Bureau de Change, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2003) and Rose Finn-Kelcey, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (1997).


Group exhibitions include Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990, Tate Britain, London, UK (2023) and National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2024-25); Dhaka Art Summit 18, Bangladesh (2018); It Is Just A Beginning, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy (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); 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) and Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (1998). Finn-Kelcey’s work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; The National Portrait Gallery, London; The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, amongst others.