Richard Maloy is an artist who works within and across the disciplines of photography, sculpture, video, and installation. Much of his work is concerned with the act of art making and the connections between artists, artwork and audience. In 2013 he was commissioned by the Auckland Art Gallery to produce a feature work for a survey show of New Zealand art for the gallery – a large scale Tree Hut, the sixth in Maloy’s ongoing series that started in 2004. In 2013 Maloy exhibited All the things I did, an exhibition of artistic material from his time as an art student. The work is part of a larger archive that includes over 5000 items of Maloy’s art school material acquired by the Chartwell Collection and housed at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
Maloy was awarded the inaugural Fulbright-Wallace award in 2009 and travelled to the United States of America as a visiting Fulbright Scholar in 2010 to take up a three-month artist residency at the Headlands Center of the Arts in San Francisco. In 2008 he was awarded a three-month residency, at Artspace Sydney. He has produced many large scale cardboard constructions at public art galleries and Museums and for biennials and Triennials though-out Australasia.
Recent exhibitions include:
Encounters, Art Basel Honk Kong (2016) Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor; Precarious Balance, Center of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, curated by Paula Orrell (2016) Freedom Farmers, Auckland Art Gallery (2013), curated by Natasha Conland; All the things I did, Starkwhite, Auckland (2013);Big Yellow, Museum of Modern Art, Asia Pacifc Trinnial (2013) curated by Maud Page and Ruth McDougall; Green Structure, Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne (2011), curated by Amita Kirpalani; Toi Aoteraoa: Works from the Collection, Auckland Art Gallery (2011/12); Inside Outside Upside Down, City Gallery, Wellington (2010), curated by Heather Galbraith; Green Structure Part Two, SCAPE Biennial (2010), curated by Blair French; Raw Attempts, ARTSPACE, Auckland (2009/10), curated by Emma Bugden; For Keeps: Sampling recent acquisitions from the Chart Well Collection, Auckland Art Gallery (2009), curated by Natasha Conland; New Work Old Work: Video Works from 1998-2008 , New Zealand Film Archive Auckland (2009), curated with Siobhan Garrett; World Famous in New Zealand, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia (2005), curated by Stuart Bailey; Remember New Zealand, Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2004), curated by Tobias Burger.