Clement McAleer was born in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He is a member of the Royal Ulster Academy and an award-winning artist. He studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art (1972-75) and the Royal College of Art, London (1975-78). He then settled in Liverpool and was based in a studio there until 2003 when he moved back to Northern Ireland and joined Queen Street Studios in Belfast. Having exhibited extensively in Dublin, Belfast, London and abroad, his work has steadily entered public and corporate collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Ulster Museum (Belfast), the Arts Councils of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Parliament (Brussels).