Richard Maloy MFA

Lecturer / Pearce Gallery Coordinator


Richard Maloy completed his MFA from the University of Auckland in 2001. He employs a multi-disciplinary practice including; sculpture, photography, installation, moving image with performativity and process as central modes. Maloy has exhibited in significant exhibitions including Encounters, the curated section of Art Basel Hong Kong, 2016; Precarious Balance, the reopening exhibition of the Center of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, 2016; Freedom Farmers, a survey show of contemporary New Zealand art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2013; Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012. Maloy has been the recipient of a number of awarded residencies including; Martin Tate Wallace Award, Vladivostok, Russia, 2019; Asia New Zealand Foundation, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, 2017; Fulbright New Zealand Wallace Award, Headlands Center of the Arts, San Francisco, 2010; Artspace Studio Program, Sydney, 2008. Maloy has a number of works in collections including; The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, which includes the art work All the things I did (2013) a presentation from Richard Maloy Archive: 1996-2000 (2013), an artwork and archive that contains over five thousand items of Maloy’s studio workings and ephemeral made during his time as an art student. Writings on Maloy’s practice include; “Found in Translation” by Zara Stanhope published by Youkobo Art Space in 2017; “On the World Stage: Richard Maloy” by Paris Lettau published by Art Collector Australia in 2017; “The Force of Impotentiality: Richard Maloy and Bruce Nauman” by Christopher Braddock published in “Performing Contagious Bodies: Ritual Participation in Contemporary Art” published by Palgrave MacMillan London in 2013; “Try Try and Try Again: the work of Richard Maloy” by Martin Patrick published in Broadsheet Contemporary Visual Art and Culture Australia in 2010. Maloy has worked within the art education sector since 2008 and from 2012 to 2015 was a board member of Artspace Auckland. Maloy has also been on the selection panel for the Wallace Art Awards (2014,15,16,17) and Fulbright New Zealand Wallace Award (2014,15,16,17,18). Alongside his lecturing role at the College Maloy also co-ordinates the Pearce Gallery exhibitions and programs.