Perciy McClain




Still Waters Run Deep

Acrylic on wood panel, 45 x 45 cm

550 €





Acrylic, 70 x 50 cm

600 €




UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, Bristol, UK, 2007—2017

Doctor of Education, Department of Education

Dissertation: Seeing Learning Disability through a Re/claimed Book:  An altered book inquiry visually represent experiences of learning disability (Awarded high honors and accepted without revision)



Master of Arts, Communication Studies, Sept 1993—Dec 1997

Dissertation: Obsession: A Semiotic Deconstruction of Visual Imagery in Calvin Klein’s Advertising Campaign



Rotary International Scholarship, Sept 1994—May 1995



Bachelor of Arts, Speech Pathology and Interpersonal Communication, Sept 1988—Dec 1992




2022 -  ART 4 ALL - I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC,  


        -  WSNC Annual Juried Exhibition 2022, Watercolor Society of North Carolina, New Bern, NC. Juror:    

            Don Andrews  


       -  Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, New Bern, NC. Juror:      

           Maya Brooks 


       -  Controlled Burn and Brushworks, Watercolor Society of North Carolina Central Region Annual    

          Exhibit, Southern Pines, NC 


      -  Bring In Spring, Fine Arts League Cary, Reflections Gallery, WakeMed Cary, NC.  


Peelin’ in the Years, Peel Gallery, Carrboro, NC


2021 - State of the Art 11th Annual Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY. Juror: Rick Pirozzolo,  


         -  Cancer: Never Give Up!, Gallierium


         -  Vibrant Landscapes, Red Bluff Gallery, Jurors: Phil Dynan & Anastasia Nelson 


         -  Annual Juried Exhibition, North Carolina Watercolor Society, Juror: Tom Francesconi 

            Central Region Award


         -  7° Salon international Art Resilience International Exhibition, Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou;     

             Saint-Frajou, France, Juror: Ksenia Milicevic 


        -  Red, White, and Blue Show, Arts Council of Wayne County, Goldsboro, NC. Juror: Hannah     


           Awarded 2nd Overall


      -  Regional Art Show, The Associated Artists of Southport, Southport, NC. Jurors: Kirah Sickle and Brian Evans 


     -  Black and White, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Juror: Janelle Cogan


     -  Compass Rose Gallery, Compass Rose Brewery Gallery, Raleigh, NC


     -  Compass Rose Gallery, Compass Rose Brewery Gallery, Raleigh, NC


    -  Waterway Art Association 30th Exhibit, Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash, NC. Jurors: Jeff Brown  

       and Catherine Porter Brown 

       2nd Place Overall


    -  Breathe: Protections, Paradigms, Pandemic, Shenandoah Valley Arts Center, Waynesboro, VA. Juror:         

       Piper Groves


2020 - State of the Art 10th Annual Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY. Juror: Katherine Page


         -  Patterns, Grey Cube Gallery, Online

            Honorable Mention and Honorable Mention


        -  Waterway Art Association 29th Annual Art Show, Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash, NC. Juror:    

            Keri Feuer

            Merit Award


       -  3rd Annual Women Artists - 15th Quarterly Art Competition Juried Art Exhibition, Fusion Art Gallery


       -  Wet Paint, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery


      -  Clayton Art Faire, Gallery Exhibition and Fall Festival, Clayton, NC. Juror: Jean Grunewald 

      -  4th Annual Patterns Art Exhibition, LightSpaceTime Gallery

         Special Recognition Award


      -  Textures & Patterns, Art Room Contemporary Gallery

          Merit Award


      -  Wooden Boat Show, Southport, NC

         Awarded 2nd place




Percy, M., 2016. Mode, metadata, and montage: Narrating learning disability from two lines. Qualitative Inquiry, 22(3), pp.169-174. 


Percy, M., 2014. Seeing learning disability: A re/claimed book. In J. Speedy & J. Wyatt (eds), Creative Practitioner Inquiry in the Helping Professions, pp. 16-21. 


Gale, K.; Gallant, M.; Gannon, S.; Kirkpatrick, D.; Malthouse, M.; Percy, M.; Perrier, M.; Porter, S.; Rippin, A.; Sakellariadis, A.; Speedy, J.; Wyatt, J.; Wyatt, T., 2014. Inquiring Into Red. In J. Speedy & J. Wyatt (eds). Collaborative Writing as Inquiry, pp. 248-269.


Percy, M., 2013. Seeing learning disability through re/claiming a book: An a/r/tographic inquiry. In R. Irwin & A. Sinner (eds), A/r/tography and the Arts, pp. 1- 13. 


Gale, K.; Gallant, M.; Gannon, S.; Kirkpatrick, D.; Malthouse, M.; Percy, M.; Perrier, M.; Porter, S.; Rippin, A.; Sakellariadis, A.; Speedy, J.; Wyatt, J.; Wyatt, T., 2013. Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring. Humanities, 2, pp. 253-277.


Percy, M., 2013. Pages from Different Art: New Essays on Disability and the Arts, in ed. Christopher R. Smit. London and Toronto: Intellect Books / University of Chicago Press.




Bennett Consulting/School Choice International, Chapel Hill, NC and Düsseldorf, Germany

Special Education Needs Consultant, Apr 2016—current


Educational Consultant, EMEA, Mar 2015—current


Governor’s office of North Carolina, Department of Volunteerism and community service

Special Projects Researcher, October 2018—August 2019


CISCO SYSTEMS EMEA, Sophia Antipolis, France

Program Manager II, Field and Leadership Development, Jan 2001—Oct 2007


Program Manager II, Worldwide Training, EMEA, Apr 2000—Dec 2001


Education Specialist II, Worldwide Training EMEA, Nov 1999—Apr 2000


CISCO SYSTEMS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Training Developer II, InterWorks Business Department Training, Mar 1998—Nov 1999


Project Manager, InterWorks Business Department Training

Contracted by Manpower Technical, RTP, NC, USA while completing Master’s research, Jun 1997—March 1998