BIO

Regular Part-Time

Sarah Maloney

Regular Part-Time Faculty
Foundation and Division of Fine Arts, Sculpture
Foundation Chair

CONTACT INFORMATION

Room Number: P103
Email: smaloney@nscad.ca

Background

Sarah Maloney, RCA, is a Nova Scotian artist. (MFA University of Windsor – 1994, BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design – 1988). Over her career she has received numerous grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, the New Brunswick Arts Board and the Ontario Arts Council. In 2012 she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and awarded the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council Established Artist Recognition Award.

Her work is held in numerous public collections, across the region. She has exhibited in her sculpture and textile works in solo nationally and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Most Recently her work was included in Maud Lewis and the Nova Scotia Terroir, a group exhibition of Nova Scotia women artists curated by Sarah Fillmore and organized by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia that toured Guangdong province of China in 2019 and 2020.

She has been teaching part-time at NSCAD University since 2001 in both the foundation and sculpture programs.

Sarah Maloney, RCA, is a Nova Scotian artist. (MFA University of Windsor, BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.) Over her career she has received numerous grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, the New Brunswick Arts Board and the Ontario Arts Council. In 2012 she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and awarded the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council Established Artist Recognition Award.

Her work is held in numerous public collections, including those of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and the Canada Council Arts Bank. She has exhibited her sculpture and textile works in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Most Recently her work was included in Maud Lewis and the Nova Scotia Terroir, a group exhibition of Nova Scotia women artists curated by Sarah Fillmore and organized by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia that toured Guangdong province of China in 2019 and 2020.

CURRENT RESEARCH AND/OR CREATIVE PRACTICE

I am currently working on a suite of four large embroideries that will be completed in 2021. In Still Life I am using images of vases from the British Museum that are available in their massive online collection. From these sources I am creating embroidered ‘still life’ compositions, a reference to another genre of ‘women’s work,’ floral painting. Still Life #1 https://www.smaloney.com/#/stilllife/  is the first in the series, depicting a Chinese jar filled with a bouquet of flowers, each flower from a different botanical illustration. I chose not to depict a formal flower arrangement as one might see in an historical painting but instead composed it as if someone had selected a few flowers and popped them in a vase that was handy. All items in the composition are life-size and embroidered in colours that the original artist or artisan had used. This series is being embroidered on velvet and will have gilded sculptural frames.

https://www.smaloney.com/

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

Solo:

2022 Mid-career survey, curated by Jennifer Matotek, Laura Ritchie, Sarah Fillmore The Art Gallery of Windsor, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.

 

Group:

2021 The Botanical Turn, curated by Helen Gregory, The McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario
2019 Maud Lewis and the Nova Scotia Terroir, curated by Sarah Fillmore, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, travelling to the Coast Gallery, Zhuhai and Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen. China, Summer/ Fall 2019.
2018 Fait Main /Handmade. Curated by Bernard Lamarche, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, QC.
2017

Cultural Topographies: The Complexities of History and Identity in Canada. Curated by Julie Rene de Cotret, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON

Manif d’art 8 – Quebec City Biennial, two person, curated by Alexia Fabre, Materia, Quebec City, QC

2016 Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey, Curated by Sarah Fillmore, David Diviney & Bruce Johnson
2015 Anatomica, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS. Curated by Cindy Stelmackowich
2014-15 Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art, Carleton University Art Gallery, touring to Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS and Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge, ON. Curated by Heather Anderson, Ottawa, ON

 

Publications:

Maud Lewis & The Nova Scotia Terroir, exhibition catalogue, He Xiangning Art Museum, 2019.

Beading Now, exhibition catalogue, La Guilde, 2019.

Sculpture Magazine, October 2018, Vol 37, No. 8. Article by Ray Cronin, A New Image of Landscape

Fait Main/ Hand Made, Exhibition Catalogue, by Bernard Lamarche, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, QC.

Manif D’Art/8 La Biennale de Quebec, The Art of Joy, Biennale Catalogue

Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Carleton University Art Gallery, by Heather Anderson, Ottawa, ON.

Terroir, A Nova Scotia Survey, exhibition catalogue, essays by David Diviney, Sarah Fillmore, & Bruce Johnson, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2017.