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Majella Clancy

Dr. Majella Clancy is an artist and educator. Currently she is a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking programme at Plymouth College of Art. In 2013 she completed a practice-led PhD at Ulster University, Belfast where her research examined Contemporary Women’s Painting Practices. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, including: Drawing Matters, (with Dr. S. Felmingham & Dr. M. Hall) York St John University (2017), Land2 / Land and Water Conference, Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth University (2016), The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, annual conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, (2011). Her research is published in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Routledge, USA, (2012). She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally most recently In Stream: An Expanded Painting Show, curator Feargal O’Malley, Ulster University Gallery and QSS @ Bedford Street, Belfast (2016). Her work is held in public and private collections including Queens University Belfast, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Ulster University, Belfast.

My Irish rural background acts as a starting point to examine ideas of space, place and history. Working with photographic imagery and found material references I employ strategies of gathering and reusing as both material and conceptual processes to examine and interpret ideas of landscape, experience and place. Working across a hybrid paint/print/collage practice I am interested in painting and printmaking as critical tools for unravelling and remaking in physical ways. I am also interested in language rooted in the Irish landscape, the everyday and the parochial, in particular Seamus Heaney, and the way in which it can be folded into and become a language for painting.

 

Education

  • 2009-­2013
    • Ulster University, Belfast, Practice-­‐led PhD in Contemporary Women’s Painting Practices
  • 2004-2006
    • Ulster University, Belfast, MFA, Fine Art Painting
  • 1999-2000
    • Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting
  • 1996-1999
    • Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, (GMIT), Dip. Painting & Printmaking

 

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2016
    • Majella Clancy & Anu Sundaralingham, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Antrim, N. Ireland
  • 2012
    • (re)viewing, Project Space, the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
  • 2010
    • Overlap, Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo, Ireland
    • Altered Reality, Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast
  • 2009
    • Boundaries, (with Niamh McCann), Leitrim Sculpture Centre Gallery, Co Leitrim
  • 2008
    • Boundaries, Spaces and Subject Positions, Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast
  • 2007
    • Extension, Mullingar Arts Centre, Co Westmeath, Ireland
  • 2006
    • Small Spaces, Courthouse Arts Centre, Co Wicklow, Ireland

 

 Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    • (forthcoming) Fully Awake, curated painting show, I. Hartshorne & S. Kaye, House for An Art Lover,   Glasgow, UK.
  • 2016
    • In-Stream, Curator Feargal O’Malley, QSS@Bedford Street and Ulster University Gallery, Belfast.
  • 2015
    • International Miniature Print, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York.
  • 2014
    • Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
    • Winter 2014, curator Cliodhna Shaffrey, RUA Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Dublin
    • 20/20 Print Exchange, Cow Lane Gallery Salford, touring to various venues in the UK
    • International Print Exhibition, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Girona, Spain
    • BIMPE, print exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    • The Faraway Nearby, curator Feargal O’Malley, FE MacWilliams Gallery, Co Down
    • Irish Wave, touring exhibition, curator Fion Gunn, Beijing and Shanghai University, China
    • MiniPrint Finland, group exhibition, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland.
  • 2013
    • Winter Exhibition, curated by Paul McAree and Claire McEvoy, RUA Red Gallery, Dublin.
    • 20/20 Print Exchange, Cow Lane Gallery Salford, touring to various venues in the UK
    • Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast
    • Precious Cargo, selected work from the ACNI Collection, London Street Gallery, Derry/Londonderry
    • Moments of Inception, curator Eoin Dara, QSS @ Bedford Street, Belfast
    • Circulation, curator Paul McAree, FLOOD Gallery, Dublin
    • Invisibility, Research Graduate School Conference, University of Ulster gallery, University of Ulster, Belfast, POLLEN Studios, Belfast
  • 2012
    • Synthetic Aesthetics, Leitrim Sculpture Centre Gallery, Co Leitrim
    • Irish Contemporary Works on Paper, curator Corrine Smith, The Lockhart Gallery, State University of New York, (SUNY), Geneseo, USA
  • 2011
    • Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast
    • Drawing a Line Under a Problem, University Gallery, University of Ulster, Belfast
    • Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
    • Belfast Print Workshop, curator Jeremy Lund, Highpoint Centre, Minneapolis, USA
    • Nine, group show of work by women artists, Theertha International Artist Collective, Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2010
    • Impressions, Print Show, Galway Arts Centre, Galway
    • Residency Exhibition, Theertha International Artist Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2009
    • Print Show, Empreinte, Atelier de Gravure, Luxembourg
    • Eros, selected works, Engramme Print Studio, Quebec, Canada
    • Drawing Eire, 411 Galleries, Shanghai, China
  • 2008
    • Eight, curators, Caomhin Corrigan & Clare McAree, The Dock Arts Centre, Co Leitrim Christmas Show, curator, Sarah McAvera, the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast Inaugural Show, curator Sean O Reilly, Leitrim Sculpture Centre Gallery
    • Ephemeral Boundaries, curator Elaine Grainger, Talbot Gallery, Dublin Eigse 2008, Carlow, curator Patrick T Murphy Director RHA, Dublin Lessedra Print, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Selected Artists, curator Robbie O’Halloran, Mary Street Gallery, Waterford
  • 2007
    • Print Show, curator Crona Connolly, Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin Iontas 2007, Sligo Art Gallery, curator Michael Dempsey, Hugh Lane, Dublin
    • Eigse 2007, Carlow, curator Francis Mc Kee, Director CCA Glasgow
    • Cead in China, 411 Galleries, Hangzhou, touring to Shanghai & Beijing, China
  • 2006
    • Open Season, The Dock Arts Centre, Co Leitrim
  • 2005
    • 6×6 for Ireland, 411 Galleries, Hangzhou & EASTLINK Gallery Shangai, China
    • Iontas 2005, Sligo Art Gallery, curator Dr Teresa Millet, IVAM Valencia
  • 2004
    • Trunk Show, curator, Cliodhna Shaffrey, King House, Co. Roscommon, Women’s Library,   London Metropolitan University & Sirus Arts Centre, Cork
  • 2000
    • Graduate 2000, curated show, Beltable Arts Centre, Limerick

 

Awards & Residencies

  • 2017
    • Member of LAND2, Land, Water & the Visual Arts, UK
    • Fellowship Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2016
    • CREST Summer School, London
  • 2014
    • SIAP Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
    • Fellowship Award, The Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP)
  • 2013
    • SIAP Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • 2012
    • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
  • 2011
    • SIAP Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
    • Travel bursary, New Zealand, Research Graduate School, University of Ulster, Belfast
    • Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
  • 2010
    • Artist Residency, Theertha Artist Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Travel Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • 2009
    • SIAP Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
    • DEL Scholarship, three year bursary, University of Ulster, Belfast
    • Visual Artist Residency, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co Leitrim
    • Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
  • 2007
    • SIAP Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
    • Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan
    • Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
  • 2006
    • Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
  • 2001/02
    • ‘Artist in Context’, artist residency, COOPERATIONS, Wiltz, Luxembourg
  • 2000
    • Student of the Year Award – Painting, Revenue Commissioners, Limerick
  • 1999
    • Student of the Year Award -­ Painting & Printmaking, DeBlacam and Meagher, Galway

 

Reviews

 

Conferences/Talks

  • 2017
    • (forthcoming) Irregular Activity: Space, Place & the Irish Cultural Imagination, Cross, Multi, Inter, Trans, ASLE UK &Ireland with LAND2, Symposia, Sheffield
    • The Allieurs Project, with Dr. S. Felmingham & Dr. M. Hall, Drawing Matters Symposia, York St John University
    • Invited Artist, Wednesday Lecture Series, Leeds University, UK
  • 2016
    • Visiting Lecturer / Artist Talk, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier Agglomération     (ESBAMA), France
    • (re) collection, Painting Time and Space in Contemporary Women’s Art Practice, LAND2 Traffic Conference, Plymouth College of Art /Plymouth University
  • 2013
    • SIAP Award, Majella Clancy: Recent Work / Future Projects, Lunchtime Lecture Series, invited artist, Conor Lecture Theatre, University of Ulster, Belfast
  • 2012
    • (re)viewing, seminar on current work, year 2 painting, Ulster University, Belfast
  • 2011
    • Hybrid Spaces: Cross-­‐Cultural Engagement in Contemporary Women’s 
    • Painting, AAANZ Annual Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    • Female/Painting/History: Three Case Studies, Research Graduate School Annual Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast
  • 2010
    • Artist Talk, Theertha Artist Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Division II, poster presentation, CREATE colour conference, Gjøvik University, Gjøvik, Norway
  • 2008
    • Boundaries, Spaces and Subject Positions, artist talk, Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast
  • 2007
    • Artist Talk, Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Publications

  • 2012
    • Boundaries, Clancy, Majella. ‘Painting, Gender and Space: Contemporary Women’s Painting in Context’ in Womens Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, Routledge, USA, ISSN: 0049-7878
  • 2010
    • Artist Talk, Clancy, Majella, Altered Reality, Naughton Gallery at Queens University, Belfast, ISBN: 978-0­‐85389-­963-­1

 

Public Collections

Queens University Belfast, Experian Dublin Airport, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, University of Ulster Permanent Collection, Office of Public Works Dublin, National Council of Education Awards (NCEA) Dublin, Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Revenue Commissioners Limerick

 

Representation

Golden Thread Gallery, 84-­94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, BT1 2LU,  www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk

 

Teaching

  • 2015-present
    • Lecturer, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Plymouth College of Art, UK
  • 2006-15
    • P/T Lecturer in B.Des Hons Art & Design [Foundation Year for Specialist Degree] Painting and Printmaking, Ulster University, Belfast
  • 2014-15
    • Seminar & Studio Tutor for Year 1 Undergraduate Printmaking, Ulster University, Belfast
  • 2013-15
    • P/T Tutor and Assessor in Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, Open College of the Arts, UK
  • 2012-15
    • Tutor in Printmaking, Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast
  • 2012/13
    • Visiting Lecturer in Painting, second year undergraduate, Ulster University, Belfast
  • 2011
    • Visiting Lecturer in Printmaking, final year undergraduate, Ulster University, Belfast
  • 2008-13
    • Workshop facilitator in large-­‐scale digital print, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co Leitrim

Email: mclancy@pca.ac.uk
Web: www.majellaclancy.com

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