Pat McClelland was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1952. He has a wife, Aileen and two sons, Benjamin and Jonathan. He graduated from Wright State in 1989, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in painting and printmaking. In 1992 he received a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Cincinnati with a concentration in printmaking. He currently teaches in The Art Department at Sinclair Community College and holds the position of Gallery Coordinator and Collections Curator.
Despite his many duties at Sinclair, Pat remains an active, exhibiting artist with work in many public and private collections including: The University of Cincinnati, Sinclair Community College, Indiana University East, and The Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget.