Maryclare Foá was born in Cumbria, she began her art education at City and Guilds Art School and went on to study at the Royal College of Art. In 1984 she graduated with an MA in Illustration and was awarded the RCA Drawing Prize for her drawings of the Arctic and Papua New Guinea. For twenty years she continued to travel, exhibit her paintings and to teach drawing in colleges throughout the UK, in the U.S and Zimbabwe. In 2002 Maryclare returned to college and completed an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins where she was short listed for The Red Mansion Prize and highly commended for The Cecil Collins Drawing prize. In 2004 she began her practice based PhD researching drawing at Camberwell College of Arts. While studying she has continued to teach drawing at Camberwell, Central Saint Martins and Chelsea, and has been short listed for The Art and Biomedical Science at the University of Oxford Residency and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Recent works include 'November Song' performance and exhibition at C4rd (Nov 08), a sounding performance for Resonance Radio (Jan 09), and The Dissenters Driftsong (March 2009) a multi voiced work interacting with and responding sonically to place. photo of maryclare foá