Mark Clare graduated from St. Martins College of Art & Design (1992), London with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture before completing a MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster (2004). He now lives and works in Dublin.
Important projects / Exhibitions:
Mark Clare has had several solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally including most recently, If Not You - Sirius Arts Centre, Cork 2017, Que sais-je? - Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France 2015, I Believe In You - The Model, Sligo, 2015, I Believe In You -The Craword Art Gallery, Cork 2014. Selected Group Shows have included The Kaunas Biennial The National Museum of M. K. C, Kaunas, Lithuania 2017, August Destiny - The Pearse Museum, Dublin 2017 & St Carthage Hall Lismore Castle, Waterford, 2016, What If We Got it Wrong? - Touring exhibition F.E Mc William Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, West Cork Arts Centre and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France 2016/15, Seachange - Tulca Festival, Galway 2015, Phoenix Rising - The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 2014, Into the Light - A new work commissioned by the Arts Council to celebrate 60 years of the Arts Council Collection.
Awards / Prizes :
In 2008 he was awarded an Open Award EV+A 2008 by the International Critic and Curator Hou Hanru and has regularly been awarded funding by The Arts Council of Ireland since 2004.