Jim Malone

Gold Rush | 2018 Solo Exhibition

Recent Works

Known for his works on paper and his landscapes of the Big Bend region, James Malone is a consummate draftsman who has worked in a variety of media and techniques over a career spanning 35 years. To create his images he uses graphite, watercolor, pen and charcoal, collage, opaque acrylic paint, wax, and thread, and even burns lines into paper using a magnifying glass. He also works with composite images of photographs. Celestial and terrestrial maps figure in many of his compositions.

Malone has participated in group and solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and at other museums and galleries throughout Texas. Most recently, his work was featured at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in the solo exhibition "Cutting for Sign," in the group exhibition of Big Bend landscapes "Despoblado Update," curated by Daniel Blagg, and in "James Malone: New Ideas."

Malone works intuitively in his drawings, and then looks back to find a thread of meaning, a link between imagery or ways of depicting that reveals a pattern. In this method, the work flows out of the artist instead of being forced into an analytical frame of reference.

JAMES MALONE, American (b. 1943)

BACKGROUND

Born 1943 in Savannah, New York

BA, State University of New York, Oswego 1968

Graduate Study, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth 1968-70

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015    El Paseo, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX

2013    7 Card Draw, Laura Moore Gallery, McKinney, TX

2011    Field Notes from Another Brave, Laura Moore Gallery, McKinney, TX

2010    Drawing Under the Influence, Laura Moore Gallery, McKinney, TX

2010 Jim Malone, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX

2009 James Malone: Gritty Details, Laura Moore Fine Art Studios, McKinney, TX

2008 Lithos, Fort Worth Community Arts Center [December 12–29]

2006 "Cutting for Sign," Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2006 "Jim Malone: New Ideas," Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2002 "String Theory," Four Walls Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2002 About Landscape, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, curator: Christine Bisetto, Dallas, TX

2001 "The Artist's Eye" Gallery Talk, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

2001 Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, New Mexico (three-person show)

1996 Rachel Harris Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

1994 Artist in residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

1982 Jan Weiner Gallery, Topeka, KS

1981 Jan Weiner Gallery, Topeka, KS

1981 Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1978 Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, TX

1973 Austin College, Sherman, TX

1971 Austin College, Sherman, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014 Paper: Janet Chaffee, Jim Malone, Kate Rivers, Artspace111, Fort Worth

2013    Like, Artspace111, Fort Worth

2012    Sky Blue Sky, Artspace111, Fort Worth

2011 Big Bend Journey, Artspace111, Fort Worth

2010 2010 Hunting Art Prize exhibition, Houston

2010 Selections 2010: Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2010 Best of the FWCAC Biennial 2010, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2009 Trinity Perspectives: Views of an Urban River, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2009 Paintings, Prints, and Presents, Artspace 111, Fort Worth

2009 American Landscape: Urban/Rural, Artspace 111, Fort Worth

2009 Preservation Is the Art of the City, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2009 Juried TAC Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2009 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2008 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2008 Preservation is the Art of the City, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2008    Geomorph, Centraltrak, Dallas

2008 WORTHwhile, Artspace 111, Fort Worth

2008 Biennial Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2008 Making Lines: Works by Jim Malone, Tarrant County College, Arlington

2007 Preservation Is the Art of the City, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2006 First Annual Show, Texas Artists’ Coalition, curated by Dr. Frances Colpitt

2006 25th Anniversary Show, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, Texas

2006 Despoblado Update, curated by Daniel Blagg, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2004 First Annual Farewell Tour, with Joan Zalenski, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2004 Spring exhibition, presented by Merrill Lynch-The Benson Group, Artspace 111, Fort Worth

2003 First Annual Curated Show, 18 artists, selected by Artist Exhibition Advisory Panel, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2003 Despoblado: The Uninhabited Land, Four Walls Gallery, Fort Worth

2002 You Are Here, installation with Janet Tyson, Arlington Museum of Art

2002 Summer Vacation, Fort Worth Public Library, Central Library, Fort Worth

2000 Drawn, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas

1998 Scratch, a drawing show, Rachel Harris Gallery, Fort Worth

1998 Visions, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas

1997 Serial Artists, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas

1995 Images of Nature, Martin-Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio

1995 Landscapes, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas

1994 Images of Nature, Martin-Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio

1993 Reunion: Young Texas Artists, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo

1983 National Office Institute of Business Designers, Jan Weiner Gallery, Topeka, Kansas

1982 Mural at World Trade Center, Dallas, with Dennis Blagg

1982 Hearts and Flowers, The Art Center, Waco

1981 Collection ’81, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1981 The Road Show, Houston

1981 Three large murals with Dennis Blagg on 3 sides of Brumbaugh’s furniture warehouse, North main and NE 28th St; designed by Malone and Blagg

1981 Tyler Museum of Art Anniversary Show, Tyler

1980 Response, Tyler Museum of Art

1980 Three Photographers, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas

1979 Fire, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

1979 Made in Texas, University of Texas, Austin

1977 Young Artists Series, Amarillo Art Center

1976 Extra Landscapes, Tyler Museum of Art

1975 Corsicana Panorama, collaboration with Ed Blackburn and Vernon Fisher at Corsicana Community Theater; narrative, camera obscura, and sound with large drawings and objects.

1975 Chandelier, collaboration with Ed Blackburn and Vernon Fisher at Delahunty Gallery, Dallas; large drawing, camera obscura, sound recording of a story by Fisher, and objects

1975 20th Exhibition of Southwestern Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art

1972 Whitney Museum Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, New York

1971 National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

1970 National Drawing Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art