The focus of my art practice is the cultural shift triggered by recent technological advances, particularly mobile. As an active member of the software development community, my art work is uniquely informed by technology and it’s profound influence on everyday life.
I primarily work in oils and find their perceived longevity a contrast to the disposable nature of technology. My concept development begins with rough sketches and photographic studies. Light is a key component in my work. Given the fleeting nature of light, photographic resources afford me the time to linger over transitory moments and consider the effects of light on an environment. I start a canvas by sketching the compositional structure, forms, perspective and negative space followed by an underpainting, typically a monochromatic value study in a cool color to add depth.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Malloy attended the Cleveland Institute of Art on an Agnus Gund Scholarship and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and Photography. She has lived and worked in Cleveland, New York City, Santa Fe and the San Francisco Bay area. Catherine Malloy currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.