Alice Shafer grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota as did Charles Lindberg before her. While Shafer never learned to fly, she too traveled extensively in Europe, Russia and Asia but always with camera in hand.
Shafer received a BS in Occupational Therapy and a BFA equivalent from Mount Mary College. She earned her MS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Alice’s career has included an occupational therapy practice, teaching at Sargent College at Boston University and rehabilitation product development and marketing. For the last eight years, photography has been her principal focus. Her on-going development as a photographer has included course work at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, SMFA in Boston and Decordova Museum School in Lincoln. She has participated in workshops with Gary Winograd, Harvey Stein, Joel Meyerwitz, Richard Renaldi and Karen Davis. She is an active member of the Photography Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Alice lives in Acton, MA and maintains a studio at ArtSpace in Maynard MA. Her work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester), Galatea Gallery (Boston), Cambridge Art Association, Concord Art Association, South Shore Art Center, Barnstable Art Association, Hopper House Art Center (Nyack), Salmagundi Museum of American Art (NYC) and ArtSpace (Maynard).