Born in Co. Tipperary in 1956, Alice Maher was educated at the University of Limerick and Crawford College of Art Cork, later receiving an MA in fine art from the University of Ulster, and, in 1987, a Fulbright Scholarship to San Francisco Art Institute. 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 Sao Paolo Biennale. In 2007 a large survey show of her work entitled Natural Artifice was held at the Brighton and Hove Museum. Also in that year she completed a major drawing installation The Night Garden for the RHA in Dublin. Orsola was an installation at the Oratorio di San Lodovico in Venice in 2006. The previous year she exhibited Rood at the Green on Red Gallery Dublin. Her Portraits were shown at the Purdy Hicks Gallery London in 2003. Gorget was the title of her exhibition at the David Nolan Gallery New York in 2000. Other solo shows include Knot at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery Dublin in 1999, Swimmers at Le Credac Centre d’Art, Ivry-sur-Seine in 1996 and ‘amiliar at the Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin in 1994.
She lives and works in Ireland.