Alice Maher studied at the University of Limerick and the Crawford College of Art, Cork. She was awarded a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster and shortly after a Fulbright Scholarship to San Francisco Art Institute.
Maher works within the realms of nature and culture, subversion and transformation, mythology and memory. Her work involves many different media including painting, drawing, sculpture, print, photography and installation.
She has exhibited widely in Ireland, England and the United States, and represented Ireland in the 22nd São Paolo Bienal. In 2008, the David Nolan Gallery in New York hosted a solo exhibition of new drawings and sculptures titled Hypnerotomachia.
In 2007, a large survey show of her work, Natural Artifice, was held at the Brighton and Hove Museums. Also, in that year she completed a major drawing installation, The Night Garden, for the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. A mid-career retrospective of Maher’s work was held at IMMA in 2012 titled Becoming.