Elke Finkenauer

Elke Finkenauer’s work is motivated by behaviours people adopt to navigate the systems and structures containing them (such as markets, social situations, work environments and relationships). Positing the co-existence of simultaneity and contradiction her work is underpinned by matters of gender politics, economics, and the relationship between the said and the unsaid.


Elke Finkenauer (of New Zealand/German descent) lives and works in Glasgow. She has a Master of Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art (2015) and a Bachelor of Business Studies from AUT, New Zealand. Elke was awarded the Glasgow Art and Craft Maker Award (2018/19) and the Hospitalfield Summer Residency (2018). Recent works and exhibitions include People like you and me for Quality Sleep Harmony Life! at the Edinburgh Art Festival (2019): Knock Knock at Glasgow Print Studio (2019); Members Club for We’re not too big to care at Gus Fisher Gallery (2019); Something to Remember at The Suter Art Gallery/Gus Fisher Gallery (2019/2018); and Priscilla (75) & Friends: A Portrait at #24hrwindow (2018).