Academy Member

meAlice Maher RHA

Alice Maher was educated at U.L, U.C.C, Crawford College, University of Ulster and San Francisco Art Institute. She holds a B.A and M.F.A. Her first major solo show, titled ‘familiar’, was held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 1994. In that same year she represented Ireland at the Sao Paolo Biennale along with Ciaran Lennon and Philip Napier. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions since then, both in Ireland and abroad. A  retrospective of her work was presented at the Brighton and Hove Museum in 2007 and included many signature pieces, like ‘The House of Thorns’, ‘Berry Dress’ and ‘Mnemosyne’ (a bed of ice). Her practice comprises many different media including drawing, sculpture, installation, print, photography, and more recently animation. Her work can be seen in the collections of IMMA, The British Museum, the Hugh Lane, Crawford Gallery, Deutsche Bank, the Fogg Museum, An Chomhairle Ealaion, the Hammond Museum L.A, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The Irish Museum of Modern Art presented a retrospective of the work of Alice Maher titled ‘Becoming’ in 2012.  In the same year she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art by the National University of Ireland. She is represented by Green on Red Gallery Dublin, Purdy Hicks Gallery London, and David Nolan Gallery New York. She lives and works in Ireland and is a member of Aosdana.