Paul McClure received his training from NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada (BFA, 1989); Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain; and National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (MA, 1999). His work is represented in private and public collections in Europe and in North America. In 2015, McClure received the Saidye Bronfman Prize, a Governor General of Canada Award, the highest distinction given to a Canadian visual artist.
Paul’s work is sculptural, with ornamentation and jewellery’s relationship to the physical body as central themes. The scientific fields of biology, pathology and genetics inspire his work as well as anatomical, microscopic and digital imaging of the human body. His work reflects our increasingly digital, biotechnological understanding of mortality. In wearing his jewellery, the invisible body becomes visible adornment.