Patrick McCay completed his undergraduate and graduate work in Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, U.K.; he holds a second Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He completed his Post- Graduate Cert. in Education (distinction) from St. Andrews University.
McCay’s national and International exhibitions record includes: The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, The Edinburgh International Festival, London’s Royal Academy, The London Institute, Sydney College of Fine Arts , Australia, Leila De Pintura, Rue Miguel, Lisbon Portugal and the Irish College for the Humanities.
He is the recipient of numerous juried awards, grants, purchase prizes and scholarships inc. Andrew Carnegie Trust Award, Scottish Arts Council Traveling scholarship and the David Carghil Award, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Arts.
Public and private collectors include: Royal Bank of Scotland, Baldwin Piano Corporation, HRH. Princess Margaret, Zurich RE Insurance Co., Georgia Council for the Arts, Westin Hotels Inc. Irish College for The Humanities.
He is an active academic artist and lecturer with 25 + years experience at the College level; including leadership positions in American International School of London, Savannah College of Art and Design, College for Creative Studies, MI. and NY School of Visual Arts. He served as the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Academic Dean for 10 years and presently serves as the Chairperson of Fine Arts and Senior Faculty Member for NHIA.