Clancy Philbrick’s visual practice is not identifiable by a singular aesthetic, but instead by its conversations around masculine vulnerability, societal-critique, mindfulness, and unity. Whether it is his polyphonic paintings, memetic photographs, black and white drawings, or sculptural installations, his project-based work involves both personal expression and participatory schematics aimed at public revelation. Clancy's work has been exhibited across the United States and has recently been featured on BBC, Playboy, The Huffington Post, and Ethiopian TV. He lives and works in Philadelphia where his social practice has lead to collaborative projects with the world renowned Mural Arts Program and Project HOME. Currently, Clancy is a member of the Visual Art and Design Faculty at the William Penn Charter School and a Faculty Advisor at Widener University.
ArtBlog, "Leaps of Faith And Other Mistakes..." Rush, Catharine, 2017.
The Playboy Morning Show. Interview by Dan Cummins & Andrea Lowell: Masculine vulnerability and gender norms. Playboy TV/Radio XM.
Balls: A Testicular Cancer Documentary (forthcoming), Interview by Charles David: masculine vulnerability, gender norms and identification. Border2Border Entertainment / OutTV Canada
The Cracked i, Interview by Eleanor Fitzgerald & Ed Roche: employing humor in art, masculine vulnerability and environmental stewardship. iRadio, Ireland
The Graham Norton Show, Nutscapes with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. BBC
Murphy, Kalen. “Man’s Light.” www.woostercollective.com
2009 - Present
Art After Dark, Mystic Arts Museum, Mystic, CT. Created and developed successful community based event for a local non-profit education-based arts organization. The monthly (weather permitting) event exposes local emerging talent; pairing live art and live music.
2014 - 2016
Here Lies My Addiction Workshop, Project HOME, Philadelphia, PA. A collaborative creation and working art project based around the design of a three-story mural in northwest Philadelphia. The group of all male recovering addicts meets once a week with the aim of creating vulnerability, empathy, and understanding through expression. Project HOME provides housing and services to the homeless with the goal of empowering and actualizing all individuals’ maximum potential.
The Painted Bride, Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes, Collaboration with ALMANAC Dance Circus Theatre, Philadelphia PA (forthcoming)
Mystic Museum of Art, 36 Views of Fishers Island Sound, Mystic, CT
Battery 621, Survival of the Sickest, Denver, CO
Quidley & Company, Boston, MA
The THREAD, Northampton, MA
Quidley & Company, Nantucket & Boston, MA
Cate Charles Gallery, Eclecticism, Providence, RI
Milk, The Other, Denver, CO
LivAspenArt, Outside the Body, Aspen, CO
Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY
AWARDS & GRANTS
Wall-to-Wall Mural Project Grant Finalist, New London, CT
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship, Snowmass, CO
Arapahoe Community College Art Center, Juried Award for Best
Original Work, Arapahoe Community College, Denver, CO
New London Public Mural Award and Grant, New London, CT