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.artbymaloney.com/artists/steve-maloney-artist/
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 comprises 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. (www.artbymaloney.com/videos/petroleum-museum-tiwtrmtr/) 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 here 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 put together a website dedicated to the ongoing project (www.bannedbooty.com) and I continue to create pieces with these found objects for future exhibitions.
I was commissioned to participate in the Lexus Parts Art project. (www.lstudio.com/parts-art/steve-maloney.html) 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
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
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
2002 Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2001 Palm Springs Art Museum, 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
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, Switzerland -- In Honor of its Golden Anniversary & Spring Arts Festival Montagnola, Switzerland
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.
“Banned Booty”. Kalamazoo Gazette, September 23, 2004.
Chipkin, Harvey. “Banned Booty,” Frequent Flyer Online, November 16, 2004.
Banned Booty, Morning Call – CNBC National, January 7, 2005.
Bennet, Andrea. “Odd & Ends: Banned but Not Forgotten,” Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2005.
Clark, Aaron. “Art with An Edge,” Travel & Leisure, January 2005.
“Beute-Kunst vom Flughafen,” Geo Saison, June 2005.
“Artist share name but each has own style”, by Amanda Daniels, San Diego Union Tribune, North Coast,
“Artist Exhibit work at Wells Fargo”, by Joe Appleton, Rancho Santa Fe News, August 2005
“Gallery owners wield brushes to express diversity in style”, by Marti Gacloch, Del Mar Times, September, 2006
“Lost and Found”, by Alan W. Petrucelli, Palm Springs Life, August 2006
“Banned Booty…and other treasures”, by Paolo Andrade, TASIS, Switzerland 2007
“This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road”, Art Book, interview with Flash Wire News, San Diego, CA, April 2007
“This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road”, Art Book and The Petroleum Museum exhibition, life interview with Dave Wilson radio show WIBC, Indiana, April 2007
“Steve Maloney at The Petroleum Museum”, www.artdaily.org, May 7, 2007
“The Morning Drive” TIWTRMTR interview, with Robert Hallmark of KCRS, Midland TX, May 2007
“Artist’s Take on NASCAR is on View”, Dallas Morning News, May 13, 2007
“Steve Maloney Solos at The Petroleum Museum”, ArtKnowledgeNews.com, May 2007
“Interesting Exhibition”, Midland Reporter Telegram, May 15, 2007
“Autos Into Art: Artist Steve Maloney”, Odessa American, May 2007
“Artist Steve Maloney” interview, KMID T.V. (Local ABC affiliate), Midland, TX May 2007
“Artist Steve Maloney” interview, KWES T.V. (Local NBC affiliate), Midland, TX May 2007
“Artist Steve Maloney” interview, KOSA T.V. (Local CBC affiliate), Midland, TX May 2007
“Naughty Booty” life interview with Peter Anthony Holder radio show CJAD, Montreal and CFRB Toronto, Canada September 11, 2007
“This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road” at Coda Gallery, New York, NY www.artdaily.org, Nov. 13, 2007
“Tailgating:, NASCAR daily blog, November 25, 2007
“Cuando chartarra se convierte en arte”, NASCAR.com/2007/espanol November 26, 2007
“NASCAR Wreckage Is Beautiful Thing To Artist”, flashnews.com, November 2007
“Maloney car-art exhibition now on display in Soho”, NASCAR.com, November 2007
“A Passion for Art”, IN NEW YORK Magazine, November 2007
“Dialed In with Claire Lang” TIWTRMTR interview, XM Satellite Radio, November, 2007
“Into the Wall, then Onto the Wall”, AUTOMOBILE Magazine, January 2008
“But Is It Art?”, NASCAR Illustrated Magazine, January 2008
“California artist has special use for car parts”, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, February 15, 2008
“Road Show”, TIME Magazine worldwide, February 25, 2008
“A DRIVING FORCE, Artist gets inspiration from recycled NASCAR parts”, by Maggie Downs, The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, March 8, 2008
“Culture Clash”, Sporting News, March 17, 2008
“Picasso of Cars”, Rancho Santa Fe News, Aug. 15, 2008
“1-800GadgetsAntGizmosArt.com”, flashnews.com, by Alex Devi, January 6, 2009
“Pop art display at Palm Springs hardware store”, mydesert.com, January 6, 2009
“XXX” ABC’s local station in Palm Springs, KESQ TV, 1/06 and 1/07
Gene Nichols, NewsTalk KPSI AM920, January 6, 2009
“Artist gets ideas from commercials”, by Stefanie Frith, The Desert Sun, January 7, 2009
“1800…Art Show”, by Crystal Chatham, Metromix.com, with mydesert.com, Palm Springs, CA January 7, 2009
“Artist Steve Maloney is showing his pop art pieces at True Value”, USAToday.com, January 6, 2009
“Nude Art...in a Hardware Store?” By Eddie Quezada, KESQ.com
“New Pop Art Show”, by Gordon Parr, NotesFromPalmSprings.com, January 6, 2009
“Mooving Up”, by Dan Bennett, North County Times, Escondido, March 18, 2009
“Palm Springs Charcoal from artist Steve Maloney”, www.palmspringslife.com/Blogs/The-Life/, June 11, 2009
“Palm Springs Short Festival”, by Gil Diaz, KESQ-TV, June 23, 2009
“Eye on the Desert: Palm Springs Short Festival”, by Mary Silverstein, KPSP local 2, June 18, 2009
“Indi-Film Channel” by Mike Petersen, AD Video, July 1, 2009
“Art meets hardware at the ShortFest” by Scott Brassart, Desert Entertainer, June 18, 2009
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by HutchBSR Racing News, April 22, 2010
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by India Times, April 22, 2010
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by The Auto Channel, April 22, 2010
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by BoostedBlog, April 22, 2010
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by NASCAR News Update, April 23, 2010
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by Scrapmetal.com, April 28, 2010
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by TCN-Seven, April 29, 2010
“On The Week: Entertainment Listings for Southwest Michigan”, by MLive.com, May 6, 2010
“Guy-centric weekend fashion events”, by SFGate.com SFUnzipped Blog, May 9, 2010
“Artist Steve Maloney Motors into Michigan with Works of NASCAR Metal at The Gilmore Car Museum Near Kalamazoo”, by Tennessean.com, May 9, 2010
“Art: Exhibits showing around Southwest Michigan”, by MLive.com, May 16, 2010
“Liquid bans, body scans and ’enhanced’ pat-downs, A decade of post-Sept.11 airport security by SEATTLEPI.COM, September 8, 2011