Austin-based artist, Catherine Malloy is a classically trained creative who’s painting practice is influenced by her adventures in software startups and inspired by her observations on the social change technology has unleashed. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Catherine Malloy attended the Cleveland Institute of Art on a full Agnus Gund Scholarship and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design.
My painting practice is intertwined with technology and while most work starts as a digital sketch my paintings are done in oil. Given how many terabytes of digital work I have discarded over the years I enjoy the physicality of paint. While my curiosity and experimentation tend to result in a rather diverse body of work there is a common driver and that is the undercurrent of technological turbulence we all feel to one degree or another.
My recent work is about digital memories, their preservation and role in building self identity. I’m asking the viewer to consider their own digital personas and the memorable images at risk of loss. Most of the trillion images captured globally will eventually be lost. The authenticity of what is saved will be questionable given personas, by definition, are fictional characters cultivated to simulate real world qualities.
2019 Site Brooklyn - Small & Smaller. Brooklyn, NY
2019 Chashama Gala - See.Me One Self. New York, NY
2018 Site Brooklyn - Faces. Brooklyn, NY
2018 People’s Gallery. Austin City Hall, TX
2017 Single Fair 4 - Highline Stages. New York, NY
2017 Art on 5th - Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Austin, TX
2105 Big Medium - Google Paint the Town, E Austin Studio Tour. Austin, TX
2016 New York Academy of Art, NY
BFA Cleveland Institute of Art, OH