Maher, Alice

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/1232
  • First Name: Alice
  • Last Name: Maher
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1956
  • Place of Birth: Tipperary
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Sculpture
    • Painting
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Installation
    • Mixed Media
    • Photographs
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Interests:
    • Gender
    • Politics
  • Represented By: Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
    Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
  • Size: 20+
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.
    • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin.
    • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin.
    • University College Cork, Modern Art Collection.
    • Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
    • Arts Council of Ireland.
    • National Self Portrait Collection, University of Limerick.
    • Office of Public Works (OPW).
    • Other

Other Info Source:

Artifact CD-ROM (1997) [database of contemporary Irish artists]


1986 Fulbright Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute


Curtis, Penelope, Strongholds: New Art from Ireland, Liverpool: Tate Gallery, 1991


1978 National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, BA European Studies.
1980 University College, Cork, Higher Diploma in Education.
1985 Crawford College of Art, Cork, BA Fine Art.
1986 University of Ulster, Belfast, MA.

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Maher explores ideas of subversion and transforamtion, of relationships of scale between the object and the body and of the meaning of borders and frontiers. She uses a wide variety of natural materials, notably thorns, cotton thread and human hair. She also uses the more traditional sculptual materials of bronze and steel. A member of Aosdána since 1996, she has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, America, Canada and Japan. File contains an extensive collection of newspaper clippings, press releases, catalogues, illustrated publications, photographs and images of the artist's work.

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