Born in Brisbane, 1970, Alasdair Macintyre completed a Bachelor of Art at Queensland College of Art in 1990 and lives and works in Brisbane.
Macintyre creates miniature theatrical scenarios that are played out by figurines in the form of highly detailed tableaus or dioramas. Intricate, playful and inventive, his works are a marriage of social commentary and fables. He explores a myriad of themes using his satiric wit that include politics, current affairs and art history. His practice, in essence, centres on his lived experience and the fears and anxieties that pervade an artist’s psyche.
Macintyre has exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Ways of Seeing, Albury Art Gallery, NSW (2012) Splatsville, The Dark Room, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007) and Sanctus, Australian Catholic University (2006). Group Shows include Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW (2012), Art on Art, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2012), Pat Corrigan/Collector, Maitland Art Gallery, Maitland (2011) Re-imagining the past, Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW (2010), Horror – Come Darkness, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney (2009), ARC. Art, Design and Craft Biennale, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD (2007) Glimpse, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast (2007) and Prime:2005, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2005). Macintyre was a finalist for the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, in 2009 and the National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra in 2005. He was the subject of a documentary for ABC TV ARTS program Artscape in 2009.