Alex McKay, BFA Hon. (U. Windsor), MFA (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago) was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He is a dual national (USA & Canada) of English and Scottish extraction. His interests lie in issues of Landscape, Place and Identity. He has an extensive body of work exploring the fraught relationship between First Nations and the dominant Settler Culture of Canada and the USA. The Claude mirror work, a collaboration with Suzanne Matheson, is a continuation of this exploration, albeit in a less direct manner.
He is currently the Visual Arts Editor for the Windsor Review, A Quarterly Art and Literary Journal through the Department of English, University of Windsor (and is always looking for interesting submissions). He has taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Windsor and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. He has held Research Fellowships from the Yale Center for British Art, the Inaugural Smith Fellowship for Independent Scholars from the Canadian Society for 18th Century Studies, the Humanities Research Group (University of Windsor). His work has been featured on the BBC and CBC radio. He has exhibited in Windsor, Chatham, St. Catherines, Detroit, Flint, Chicago, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Wales, Belgium and Milan.