Thursday, September 27, 2007

Andy Malone

The Biggest Small Town in the World
Photographic print, magnets, and paint

This work was derived from a series of short interviews conducted on the corner of Woodward and Mack/MLK. Each person was asked the same 2-part question: “Do you live in the city of Detroit? Why or why not?” Responses from some of the interviewees inspired stories that branch off and weave together. The result is a visual depiction of interdependence that is familiar to many Detroiters.

Andy Malone holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, and has worked in the exhibit and custom furniture industry for eleven years. He is currently employed as a Senior Engineer.

In 1999, Andy worked with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center to produce presentation drawings and animations for the Adams Butzel Recreation Center and the Saint Vincent DePaul Headquarters.

In 2004, Andy co-founded a design consultancy firm called Studio Architech whose clients include O2, Azimuth Consulting, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Shir Shalom Temple, Walsh Financial and Woodbridge CDC.

From 2002 to 2007 He served on the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) Board of Trustees (and Vice President from 2004 to 2007). In addition to CAID board and committee work, Andy has produced graphics for postcards, signage, t-shirts, and even a billboard on Woodward.

Andy's whimsical machines and drawings have been shown in over thirty exhibitions since 1995, most notably in the Selecti show at Detroit Artist Market (chosen by Whitney curator Lawrence Rinder). He was a juror for the DEMF Public Art Exhibition, Animate Object and Game Show Detroit. Andy also curated the Bravo! Bravo! Exhibition at the Detroit Opera House in 2004 and 2005. Two of his whimsical mini-golf hole designs were selected for the Detroit Institute of Arts Fore!Fun exhibition in 2007.

Recently he designed Woodward Corridor Gallery Map

Andy, his wife Elaine, and daughter Julia live in Detroit.

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