Barclay, born 1968, lives and works in Glasgow. She studied at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1993. Her recent solo exhibitions include Ideal Pursuits, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2003), Some reddish work done at night, doggerfisher, Edinburgh (2002) and Homemaking, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2000). Barclay also contributed to Zenomap at the Venice Biennale of Art (2003).