Artist Bio


Cleary is a socio-political artist that engages in laborious Installations that address a misogynistic culture. Cleary graduated with a First-Class Honours MA in 2016 and received a First-Class Honours BA in Fine Art in 2014. She was a recipient of the Highly Commended Award in the 2014 programme of the Undergraduate Awards in both the Visual Arts & the Media & Arts Categories. She has had her work published in numerous art magazines and has been featured in the Visual Arts Newsletter several times. Cleary is supported by the Arts Council Ireland & Tipperary Arts Council and was a recipient of the Agility Award in 2023. She has been awarded residencies at South Tipperary Arts Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie in Monaghan. Recent solo exhibitions include Vessels of Strength at the Excel Gallery in Tipperary and Estranged at An Culturlann in Belfast. Recent group exhibitions include the Rua Red Spring Open, the 193rd RHA Annual Exhibition, Between the Lines: Cahir Arts, Tipperary and Natural Selection at Oughterard Courthouse, Galway. Most recently, Cleary had a joint show at Platform Arts Belfast where SafeHouse was exhibited for the first time. Currently, Cleary has been invited to participate in the exhibition BURN THE WITCH STILL I RISE at Goma, Waterford curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran. Upcoming, Cleary has a group show titled FEminine scheduled for Aug 2024 at The Courthouse gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.


Supported by The Arts Council Ireland and Tipperary Arts Council