Ailbhe Greaney was born in Galway Ireland and lives and works in Belfast. She is one of the founding members of the BA(Hons) Photography & Video Degree (2007) and MFA Photography Degree (Campus 2010/ E-Learning 2015) at Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art. A BA(Hons) Communications Graduate from Dublin City University, Ailbhe also holds an MFA with Distinction from the School of Visual Arts New York, where she graduated as a Fulbright and Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholar, under the mentorship of Sarah Charlesworth, Anna Gaskell, Collier Schorr, Stephen Shore, Charles Traub and Randy West. She is also the recipient of the SVA MFA Chairman’s Award 2000-2003, Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary 2006, Arts Council Travel Award 2012, Centre Culturel Irlandais Residency Award 2014 and SPE International Conference Grant Award 2017. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, most recently in Italy, The Netherlands, Belfast, Liverpool, London, New York and Paris. Her paper ‘States of Colour: Irish and Vietnamese Women after Albert Kahn’s Archives of the Planet’, originally researched for the 2015 Fast Forward Women In Photography Conference at the Tate Modern London, will be published in the Spring 2021 issue of Études Irlandaises.