Majella Clancy studied Fine Art at GMIT Galway and LIT Limerick before gaining her MFA at Ulster University, Belfast (2006). She later completed a practice led PhD that examined gendered space through paint and print practice also at Ulster University (2012).
Majella currently lectures on BA (Hons) Fine Art across Printmaking and Painting. Previously she was a part time Lecturer on Foundation Studies Art & Design at Ulster University (2008-2015 and 2018-2020). She was also Programme Leader and Lecturer on BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art (2015-2018). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently External Examiner for BA(Hons) Arts Practice, West Suffolk College at University of Suffolk.
Majella is a current studio holder at QSS Studios where she also serves on the board of directors. Recent exhibitions include: Impact 11 International Printmaking Conference, Hong Kong (2021), Munsterland Print Festival, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany (2019), How the Image Echoes, PS2 Belfast (2019), Impact 10 International Printmaking Conference, Santander, Spain (2019).
Recent publications include: Clancy, M. Felmingham, S. ‘Drawing Out: Encounter, Resistance, Collaboration’ in Drawing Research Theory Practice, Intellect, UK, (2019). Forthcoming publications include: Clancy, M. ‘The Thinking I: Self, Materiality and Paint Practice’, in Teaching Painting: A Publication, Cambridge Scholar, UK, (2021). This paper was presented at Teaching Painting International / Painting the New, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018).