My art reflects my fascination with velocity, American icons, machine forms, the humor of life itself and, most significantly, pop culture. I employ bold colors in a style that brings wondering amazement, joy and levity to the everyday world. It is exhilarating to create art with real energy and motion, to embrace spontaneity, and to utilize the vibration of colors to express a moment or scene.
By working in a variety of disciplines – painting, sculpture, collage, film, performance – I continuously push beyond my comfort zone, accomplishing artistic goals without being confined to a specific medium.
What motivates me most is the creative process. Whether creating art for a public program, a commission, a new series, or to merely conceptualize future works, I remain passionate, exploring my consciousness and sub-consciousness for striking visual results. You are welcome to view my art on my website: www.stevemaloney.com
SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
As a working artist, I have a proven track record at executing two- and three-dimensional works within budget, on time, and installed according to exhibition requirements. My background as a manufacturer of industrial metal tools goes a long way toward this: I know how to build things and am experienced at creating, composing and delivering what I promise. Indeed, I am as proud of my organizational and business skills as I am of the variety and quality of the art I create. To that end, following is a brief overview of some of my recent projects.
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
My work for four public art projects – Hail Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo, Michigan); Path of the Bighorn Sheep (Palm Springs, California); La Jolla Cow Parade (La Jolla, California); and ArtPrize (Grand Rapids, Michigan) – reveal my understanding of the logistics and process. For each project, I met or exceeded the requirements of the application process. I remained on budget and worked with proper mediums and finishes. And I communicated promptly and clearly with the directors of each project for coordination of delivery.
TRAVELING MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Two series of my works have resulted in traveling exhibitions, each shown in various museums as well as a New York Fine Art Gallery:
· This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road is comprised of 28 sculptural works created from wrecked NASCAR sheet metal. The series was exhibited as a one-man show at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas. Click her for video.
· It also traveled as a one-man show, first to the Coda Gallery in SoHo, New York, then to the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida for the 50th Anniversary running of the Daytona 500. Selected pieces were also installed for a group exhibit at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. A book on the full series is available at Amazon.com
· I worked closely with many entities and individuals involved with NASCAR resulting in the display of 15 pieces from This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road at the new NASCAR headquarters in Daytona and Charlotte, North Carolina.
· My Banned Booty series created from items confiscated by the TSA from carry-on luggage in the wake of 9/11 was shown at the Museum of Flight in Seattle and the Kansas Cosmosphere Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas. I have set up a website dedicated to the ongoing project ( www.bannedbooty.com ) and continue to create works with these found objects for future exhibitions.
· Inspired by my Banned Booty series, I created Banned Booty–Palm Springs Checkpoint in 2012. The
easy to travel installation is housed in a shipping container featuring works from the series while doubling as a canvas for a retro-style illustration of air passengers on the tarmac ready to board. Banned Booty- Palm Springs Checkpoint opened at the Palm Springs Air Museum and will be on view there till May 31, 2013.
I was commissioned to participate in the Lexus Parts Art project. ) Click here for video.
The luxury automaker selected three artists and gave each a vehicle to use to create a contemporary sculpture. A film of the creative process was later used on the company’s broadband website.
I was allowed two weeks from selection to finish the project. During that time, I enlisted the services of the art fabricator Carlson and Company in San Fernando, California. I look back on the experience as “No Time to Think,” mainly because I had to get it right the first time. Working intuitively, I was able to incorporate the challenges into my design. By using a shipping container as the armature for my sculpture it accentuated the piece and became a metaphor for the fast-paced, global society we live in today. My communication with the fabricator’s staff of engineers, principals, workers and administrators was essential throughout.
Western Michigan University
Michigan State University
Northern Arizona University
American School, Lugano, Switzerland
Studied with Kwok Wai Lau, a past faculty member of the International Art School of Hong Kong, Lecturer at The Art Institute of Chicago, and current faculty member at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California
Born: Kalamazoo, MI
Current Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2013 Heather James Fine Art, Mid-Career Retrospective, Palm Desert, CA
2012 Palm Springs Air Museum, Banned Booty Palm Springs-Check Point, Palm Springs, CA
2010 Wilkes Bashford, San Francisco, CA
2009 Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2009 True Value Hardware Store, Palms Springs, CA
2008 Concourse d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA
2008 The Daytona 500 Club, Daytona Beach, FL
2007 Coda Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
2007 Hard Rock Café, New York, NY
2007 CARDOZO School of Law, New York, NY
2007 The Petroleum Museum, Midland, TX
2005 Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, KS
2005 Wells Fargo Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2004 Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
2004 Wells Fargo Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2003 Wells Fargo Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2003 International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2002 San Diego County Fair’s Elvis-themed Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, CA
2001 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Artists in Action “Transformative Chairs” coinciding with Antibodies: The Works of Fernando and Humberto Campana 1989 - 2009. Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2013 Big, The Audacity of Scale, UCR, Palm Desert Campus, CA
2010 Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 The Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
2009 Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2009 Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2007 Palm Springs Art Museum, “Treasures of the West”, Palm Springs, CA
2006 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2006 Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2005 Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2004 Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2004 Palm Springs, International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2004 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2003 Palm Springs, International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2003 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2003 Bella Macchina, Palm Beach, FL
2001 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2014 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA (Artist Spotlight: “Ride-em-Copter” sculpture)
2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2012 Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2007 Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
2006 Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
2002 Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2008 Outstanding Painting
Palm Springs Art Museum, Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA
2006 Most Creative
Palm Springs Art Museum, Artist Council Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA
2013 American School in Switzerland (TASIS)-Arts Gala Honoree, Montagnola, Switzerland
2009 La Jolla CowParade, La Jolla, CA
2004 Hail Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
2003 Path of the Bighorn, Palm Springs, CA
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND SCREENINGS
2009 Palm Springs International Short Fest – The seven-minute short Palm Springs Charcoal, directed by René Simon Cruz, uses Steve Maloney’s exhibit at the Palm Springs True Value Hardware to reveal the artist’s playful take on American consumerism
2006 American School in Switzerland (TASIS)- In Honor of its Golden Anniversary & Spring Arts Festival Montagnola, Switzerland
2014 Artist Spotlight Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
NASCAR corporate headquarters, Charlotte, NC
NASCAR corporate headquarters, Daytona, FL
GRAND AM for Charity Camp Boggy Creek, Las Vegas, NV
Lexus’ “Parts Art”, Concourse d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA
Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Collection, Rancho Mirage, CA
Net Jets Operations Center, Columbus, OH
Scripps Hospital, Encinitas, CA
Maloney, Steve. “This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road”, Art Book 2007, ISBN 0-9791429-0-3
Maloney, Steve. “Banned Booty, A Contemporary Art Collection Created From Carry-On Items Confiscated By Airports Security,” March 2004.
Maloney, Steve. “Checker Elvis Sightings in New York”, August 2004.
Barns, Brooks. “The Jet Set,” The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2002.
Bleiberg, Larry. “Art Series Designed for Private Jets,” The Dallas Morning News, December 8, 2002.
Lightbourn, Arthur. “RSF Resident Finds Success – Again – and ‘Another’ Passion as Artist,” Rancho Santa Fe Review, September 25, 2003.
Kaufman, David. “Flight of Fancy,” American Express Centurion, December 2002.
Pirozzolo, Dick. “Art Appreciation, A New Art Genre Proliferates in Private Jets,” Aircraft Interior, January/February 2003.
Karen Chan, BBC World Service Programme “The World Today” April 4, 2003.
Espindel, Mike. “Fine Art to Go,” Elite Traveler, May/June 2003.
Steve Maloney, Digital Art Show, CNN Headline News, July 22, 2003.
Kissinger, Meg. “Rolling Art: Motorcycle Design at Home in Museum,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
August 24, 2003.
KPSP CBS Evening News, Palm Springs, CA “Banned Booty” September 11, 2003.
News 10 Good Morning KXTV-TV ABC, Sacramento, CA, September 26, 2003.
Clark, Jane. “Airport Booty Takes Off as Artwork,” USA Today, September 26, 2003.
National Public Radio (NPR), September 28, 2003.
Victor Barry, RedFM 104-106, Cork, Ireland, September 29, 2003.
Madison Morning Show, KPRI FM San Diego, CA September 29, 2003.
Esposido, Mat. “California Artist Redefines the Ephemeral,” BOAT International USA, October 2003.
Bruce Kenyon, The QR77 Morning Show, Calgary, Canada October 2, 2003.
Bunting, Chris. “Booty-ful,” New York Post, October 21, 2003.
Bleiberg, Larry. “Items Seized at Airport Become Art in California,” The Dallas Morning News,
October 21, 2003.
Kammerer, Olga. “Ist Ihre Nagelfeile auch dabei?” Freundin, December 13, 2003.
Peter Anthony Holder, “Holder Overnight”, CJAD 800 AM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada March 19, 2004.
Wurzer, Ron. “Check Your Booty,” The Seattle Times, March 26, 2004.
Hackett, Regina. “The ‘Lighter’ Side of Terrorism: Booty Seized at Airports on Display,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 27, 2004.
Banned Booty Exhibition Announcement, KOMO 4 News TV, March 27, 2004.
Banned Booty Exhibition Announcement, KIRO TV 7 Eyewitness News, March 27, 2004.
Banned Booty Exhibition Announcement, Northwest Cable News, March 27, 2004.
Banned Booty Exhibition Announcement and Interview with Steve Maloney, Q13 FOX, March 27, 2004.
Fark, Bill. Banned Booty, County, April 14, 2004.
Darosa, Alison. “Latitudes and Attitude: Banned Booty Art,” San Diego Union Tribune, April 25, 2004.
“Banned Booty, One Man’s Loss is Another Man’s Art,” General Aviation News, April 30, 2004.
Carpenter, Richard. “Flight Exhibit Grounded in Art,” Boston Globe, May 9, 2004.
“Ready for Takeoff – Plenty is Left Hanging at The Museum of Flight,” Sunday Telegram, May 9, 2004.
“Banned Booty,” Stratos Magazine, June 2004.
“Post 9/11 Contraband Fills ‘Booty Runway,” San Diego Union-Tribune, October 3, 2004.