Niamh Clancy was born in Ireland in 1975. She graduated with a joint honours degree in History of Art and Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1997 and went on to gain a Masters in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2002.
Clancy currently lives and works in London as an artist and has established an editioning service for reputable artists based in England. She has exhibited in many shows across Europe and America and in 2009 completed a residency in Stavanger, Norway. Clancy has received funding awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Royal College of Art, and Queen's University Belfast.
Her work incorporates contemporary news stories, classic fairy tales and fictional narratives based on research and site-specific observation.