Jim Malone was born in 1943 in Savannah, New York. He studied at State University of New York then attended graduate school at Texas Christian University. Malone has exhibited in solo and group shows across Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., New Mexico and Kansas.
Known for his textured drawings and mixed media works depicting the hot, dry landscape of far West Texas, Malone works intuitively in part-draftsman, part-surrealist manner on paper, using a wide range of tools and colors. He makes frequent trips to the Big Bend region where he finds inspiration. “The artwork becomes a bit of a souvenir of experiences,” Malone says, as he describes his desire to capture and interpret not only the visual landscape but the energy of the environment there.
Selected Biographical and Career Highlights
1943, Born Savannah, New York
1968, BA, State University of New York, Oswego
1968-70, Graduate study, Texas Christian University
1971, First Solo Exhibition, Austin College, Sherman, Texas
1971, National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
1972, Whitney Museum Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, New York
1979, Fire, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
1981, Collection ’81, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1981, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1981-82, Jan Weiner Gallery, Topeka, Kansas
1994, Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
2001, Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, New Mexico
2006, 25th Anniversary Show, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, Texas
2008-09, 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center
2016, Scene/Not Scene, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, Texas