Andy Malone CV 

 

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Detroit, 1996 plus Voltera Italy Study Abroad Program, 1992

Work Experience: Design Engineer in the exhibit, events, museum and custom furniture industry for 18 years

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions:  (*Curator, Co-Curator or Juror    **Solo Exhibition    ***Commission)

Afterhouse, 3347 Burnside, Detroit MI 2013-present

Play Room, The Collective, Detroit, MI 2017 **

The Exquisite Corpse Machine and Other Mechanisms for Creating Collaborative Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI 2017 **

Remix, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI 2017

Art at the Max II, Max M. Fisher Center (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Detroit, MI 2017

Text / Image, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI 2017

Now and Then - Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI 2017

Games: From Marbles to MinecraftAnn Marie Garden, Solomons, MD, 2016

Art Prize 8, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI 2016

Wish You Were Here, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI 2016

Actual Size 2016. Atrium Gallery, Detroit, MI 2016

Culture Lab Detroit, Nora, Detroit, MI Fall 2015

Art Prize 7, B.O.B., Grand Rapids, MI 2015

Essay'd III, 9338 Campau, Hamtramck, MI, 2015

Heroes and Villains, Ann Marie Garden, Solomons, MD, 2015

Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal, Arvada Center for the Arts, Aravada, CO 2015

Porous Borders Festival (Mutoscopes), Detroit/Hamtramck, MI 2015

A. House, B. Home, Gross Pointe Art Center, Gross Pointe, MI 2015

Film Sketch Show, Detroit Culture Club, Detroit MI 2015

It’s Like Toys in Here, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI 2015

New Strategies: The Chess Show, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI, 2014

Boggs Birdhouses,  Lafayette Greens, Detroit, MI 2014 (Juried Grand Prize Winner)

Engage, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI, 2012

Pinewood Derby, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI, 2012 and 2014

Toys: Re-Invent Re-Imagine Re-Discover, Ann Marie Garden, Solomons, MD, 2012

Game Show NYC, Teacher’s College Columbia University, NYC, NY, 2011 *

Come Play with Me, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, 2011

The Big Question, West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI, 2011

Touch, Work @ Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2010

Playable Prototypes, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, 2010 **

Detroit Board Game Collective, Henry Ford Museum (Maker Faire), Dearborn, MI, 2010 * (Editor’s Choice Winner)

Touch, Ann Marie Garden, Solomons, MD, 2009

Semester in Detroit, Work @ Detroit, Detroit, Mi, 2008

Re:Action, Ann Marie Garden, Solomons, MD, 2008 (Juried Grand Prize Winner)

Artist Demonstration, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 2007 **

Actual Size, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2007

Fore Fun!, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, 2007 (Juried Grand Prize Winner)

Turning Points, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI 2007

Intersection, Work: Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2007

All Media Exhibition, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2007 *

Guns: Replacing Violence with Art, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI, 2007

Automation, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2007 *

Tick Tock Fundraiser, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, 2006, 2006

Animate Object, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2006 *

Out of the Box, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI, 2006

Blocks Rock, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Point, MI, 2006

Game Show Detroit, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2006 *

Billboard Project, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI, 2006 **

Animate Object, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2006 *

Caricature Show, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Point, MI, 2006 (Juried Second Place Winner)

Actual Size, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2005

Bravo Bravo Gallery Year 2, Detroit Opera House, Detroit, MI, 2005 *

The Other Auto Show, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2005 *

Home, Center for Creative Exchange, Detroit, MI, 2005

Bravo Bravo Gallery Year 1, Detroit Opera House, Detroit, MI, 2005 *

Uncaged, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2004 *

Actual Size, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2003

DEMF Sculpture Installation, Detroit Electronic Film Festival, Detroit, MI 2003

Selecti, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI, 2003

Sculpture Installation, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, 2003 *

Actual Size, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2001

Sheets, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI, 2001

Anti-Auto Show, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2001

Egypt-O-Mania, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, 1997 ***

 

Recent Boards and Groups

Archolab, 2015-present

Founding Member of Afterhouse Collective, 2013-present

Served on University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Alumni Council, 2008-2011

Served as Vice Chair on Board of Directors for the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, 2005-2007

Served on Board of Directors for the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, 2002-2007

 

Artist Statement

My art is a means for telling stories and solving problems. A long held fascination with mechanical movements, architecture and the mythology of Detroit lie at the heart of my kinetic sculptures and architectural games.

My works are interactive. They are intended to be handled, changed, manipulated and played. By turning a crank, stacking a block, pressing a button, drawing a sketch, or moving a game piece, the viewer is drawn in to engage the work and complete its purpose.

My work has a impulsive, hands-on feel which erases the traditional boundary between viewer and artwork. This aesthetic encourages the viewer to physically engage with the work and discover a deeper meaning. I love to observe the instant when someone realizes that the “toy” they are playing with has a subtext that they had not considered. In that instant, I invite them to see the world in a new way.