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. McMullan has taught at Alfred University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Siena Heights University. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. He received the McKnight Fellowship from TheNorthern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota and has his work in various permanent collections including the Weisman Museum of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota and The Ministry of Arts Council in Falun, Sweden.
McMullan’s sculptural forms deal with clay as a collage material. He incorporates the use of photo-silkscreen, painting, decals, molds and various handbuilding techniques to achieve a complex object.