Spencer Finch was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1962, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited internationally since the early 1990s, and recently presented a mid-career survey exhibition titled "What Time Is It on the Sun?," at MASS MoCA, North Adams in 2007-2008. Other recent solo exhibitions include "Amabilis Insania," Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (2010), "As if the sea should part and show a further sea," Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2009), "Gravity Always Wins," Dundee Centre for Contemporary Art, Scotland (2008), "In Praise of Shadows," Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (2007), "Through a Glass, Darkly," Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana (2005), "Mars Black," Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, and "Paris Texas," Artpace, San Antonio (both 2003). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, most recently including "Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010), "Open Light in Private Spaces," 1st Biennial for International Light Art, Ruhr (2010), "Refract, Reflect, Project - Light Works from the Collection," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2007), "Light x Eight," The Jewish Museum New York, "Artificial Light," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, "Nichts," Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main, "The Paper Sculpture Show," traveling exhibition organized by ICI (Independent Curators International), New York (all 2006), "Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht," ZKM Karlsruhe, and "Colour After Klein," Barbican Art Gallery, London (both 2005). His work was also featured in the 53rd International Venice Biennale (2009) and the Whitney Biennial, New York (2004).
Moonlight (Luna County New Mexico, July 13, 2003) 2005
Filters and tape.
Moondust (Apollo 17) 2009
150 light fixtures and 417 incandescent light bulbs.
Passing Cloud (394 L Street NW Washington, DC, July 20, 2010)
Fluorescent light fixtures and lamps, filters, mono-filament, and clothespins