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.
He 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.
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.