Ailbhe Greaney was born in Galway, Ireland. She holds a Ba Hons Degree in Communication Studies from Dublin City University. In 2000 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study for her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts, New York, under the mentorship of Stephen Shore, Sarah Charlesworth, Collier Schorr and Anna Gaskell. She graduated in 2003 with distinction.
She was awarded a Residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris in 2014. Some of the work produced during this time, entitled, Street Flower, will be exhibited as part of Paris Photo from November 12th - November 15th at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
Ailbhe has been a Lecturer in photography at Ulster University since 2007. She is a member of the University’s Art & Design Research Institute (RIAD) and sits on the Cultural Committee of the Ireland United States Alumni Association (IUSA).