Born in Auckland, New Zealand (1977), Richard Maloy received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 2001 and completed a Fulbright Scholarship based in California in 2010.
Maloy belongs to a generation of artists who upon graduation in the late 1990s, were compelled to find a new artistic language through their inheritance of the competing legacies of the 1960s and 1970s: minimalism, process art, performance, and conceptualism. Like these art movements, Maloy’s practice is attuned to the politics of space and time. His multi-disciplinary practice has included sculpture, photography, installation, and moving image, always drawing on performativity and process to create work.
Recent exhibitions include: Studio Space & Time, Starkwhite, 2020, Things I have Seen, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery|Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth (2018/2019); Things I have Seen, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo (2017); Yellow Structure, Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong (2016), curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor; Freedom Farmers, Auckland Art Gallery (2013), curated by Natasha Conland; All the things I did, Starkwhite, Auckland (2013); Big Yellow, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Asia Pacific Triennial (2013) curated by Maud Page and Ruth McDougall; Green Structure, Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne (2011), curated by Amita Kirpalani; 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 Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery (2009), curated by Natasha Conland; Remember New Zealand, Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2004), curated by Tobias Berger.