Paul McMullan was born in Rochester, New York. He received his M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York and his B.F.A. from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Recent exhibitions include The New Utilitarian an NCECA Exhibition at the Hoffman Gallery in Portland, Oregon, A Tale to Tell at the John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Snakes in the Grass at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. McMullan has taught at Alfred University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. He received the McKnight Fellowship from The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
McMullan’s sculptural forms and art tiles deal with clay as a collage material. He incorporates the use of photo-silkscreen, painting, decals, molds and various handbuilding techniques to achieve an image-packed surface.