December 1, 2010

"Altar #3"
by Mary O'Malley

The artist says, "My most recent body of work consists of tightly rendered metallic ink drawings on paper. This minimum palette helps to emphasize the complex detail and ornate patterning of the drawing. In the spirit of outsider and visionary artists, each mark is hand drawn using fine-point pens. The Altar series draws inspiration from many sources, including Eastern philosophy and symbolism, textile patterns, and architecture."

Mary O’Malley graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997; she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2005 from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since completing graduate school, Mary has been exhibiting her work steadily in the U.S, including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. Her work has been included twice in the juried publication, New American Paintings. Most recently, her work was purchased for display at the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia. She has been the recipient of several grants, including two Massachusetts Cultural Council grants, in 2006 and 2009. She lives in works in the Boston area. You can find more of her work at her website, and she can be reached via e-mail.