Cleary received a Masters in 2015 and a First Class Honours degree from LSAD in 2014. She was highly commended for the 2014 programme of the Undergraduate Awards in the Visual Arts and the Media & Arts categories. Previous exhibitions include the ‘188th Annual Exhibition’ RHA, a solo show at the Alley Arts Centre Tyrone, Cairde Visual Sligo, Oughterard Galway, Tactic Cork and Rural Shame at the Custom House Studios. Upcoming projects include a collaboration with 126 gallery, and a solo show at Tipperary Excel in 2021. Currently, Cleary is on a curatorial residency and working towards an exhibition.