Curriculum Vitae

Born: Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Currently a studio member of QSS @ Bedford Street and Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast



2009 - 2013  

University of Ulster, Belfast, Practice-led PhD in Contemporary Women’s Painting



University of Ulster Belfast, MFA, Painting



Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, BA Fine Art, Painting



Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Dip. Painting and Printmaking



Solo Exhibitions


(Dec 16) Forthcoming, 2 x person show, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland


(re)viewing, Project Space, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast


Overlap, Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo, Ireland


Altered Reality, Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast,


Boundaries, Spaces and Subject Positions, Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast


Extension, Mullingar Arts Centre, Co Westmeath, Ireland


Small Spaces, Courthouse Arts Centre, Co Wicklow, Ireland


Selected Group Exhibitions


In-Stream, Curator Feargal O’Malley, QSS@Bedford Street and Ulster University Gallery, Belfast


(forthcoming) Curated group show, QSS @ Bedford Street and University of Ulster Gallery, Belfast


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 MacWilliam Gallery, Co Down 

Irish Wave, touring exhibition, curator Fion Gunn, Beijing and Shanghai University, China 

MiniPrint Finland, group exhibition, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland.


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 ANCI Collection, London Street Gallery, Derry/Londonderry
Moments of Inception, curator Eoin Dara, QSS at 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


Synthetic Aesthetics, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co Leitrim


Irish Contemporary Works on Paper, curator Corrine Smith, The Lockhart Gallery, State University of New York, (SUNY), Geneseo


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


Five Lamps Arts Festival, curator James Hanley, Marino, Dublin


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
Residency Exhibition, Theertha International Artist Collective, Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2009 Print Show, Empreinte, Atelier de Gravure, Luxembourg
Boundaries, two-person show, Leitrim Sculpture Centre Gallery, Co Leitrim
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, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
Inaugural Show, curator Sean O Reilly, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland
Ephemeral Boundaries, curator Elaine Grainger, Talbot Gallery, Dublin
Eigse 2008, Carlow, curator Patrick T Murphy Director RHA, Dublin
Lessedra World Art 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, Carlow, curator Michael Dempsey, Sligo Art Gallery
Eigse 2007, Carlow, curator Francis Mc Kee, Director CCA Glasgow
Cead in China, 411 Galleries, Shanghai, touring to Hangzhou & Beijing, China
2006 Open Season, The Dock Arts Centre, Co Leitrim
Treat, Talbot Gallery, Talbot Street, Dublin, Ireland
2005 6x6 for Ireland, 411 Galleries, Hangzhou, EASTLINK Gallery Shangai, China
Iontas 2005, curator Dr Teresa Millet, IVAM Valencia, Sligo Art Gallery
2004 Trunk Show, curator, Cliodhna Shaffrey, King House, Co. Roscommon, Women’s Library,
London Metropolitan University, and Sirus Arts Centre, Cork
Graduate 2000, Beltable Arts Centre, Limerick
Awards and Residencies

(September) CREST Summer School, London


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 Membership, 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
Visual Artist Residency, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co Leitrim, Ireland
Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
2007 SIAP Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan, Ireland
Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
2006 Visual Artist Bursary, Leitrim County Council
2001/02 'Artist in Context’ COOPERATIONS, Luxembourg
2000 Student Award - Painting, Revenue Commissioners, Limerick
1999 Student Award - Painting and Printmaking, DeBlacam and Meagher, Galway
2016 Sverakova, Slavka. Open Work, In-Stream Exhibition Review,
2012 Sverakova, Slavka. Majella Clancy: (re)viewing, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, exhibition review, Circa online, November 2012,
2008 Sverakova, Slavka. Boundaries, Spaces and Subject Positions, exhibition review, Circa
125, September 2008, pp. 98–99
2016 (re) collection, Painting Time and Space in Contemporary Women’s Art Practice, LAND2 Traffic Conference, Plymouth College of Art /Plymouth University
2013 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, second year painters, University of Ulster, Belfast
2011 Hybrid Spaces: Cross-Cultural Engagement in Contemporary Women’s Painting,
AAANZ Annual Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2011 Female/Painting/History: Three Case Studies, Research Graduate School Annual Conference,
University of Ulster, Belfast
2010 Undoing, artist talk, Theertha Artist Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 Boundaries, Spaces and Subject Positions, artist talk, Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast
2007 Painting, artist talk, Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2012 Clancy, Majella. ‘Painting, Gender and Space: Contemporary Women’s Painting in Context’ in Women’s Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, Routledge, USA, ISSN: 0049-7878
2010 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
NCEA, Dublin
Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology
Revenue Commissioners Limerick
Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, BT1 2LU
Selected Related Experience

2006 - present

P/T Lecturer in BDes Hons Art & Design [Foundation Year for Specialist Degree] Painting and Printmaking, University of Ulster, Belfast.


2014 – present

Seminar & Studio Tutor for Year 1 Undergraduate Printmaking, University of Ulster, Belfast


2013 – present

P/T Tutor and Assessor in Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, Open College of the Arts, UK


2012 - present

Tutor in Printmaking, Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast


2013/ 2012

Visiting Lecturer in Painting, second year undergraduate, University of Ulster, Belfast



Visiting Lecturer in Paintmaking, finalyear undergraduate, University of Ulster, Belfast


Workshop facilitator in large scale digital print, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co Leitrim


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