Robert Maloney

MFA ’14 Fine Arts Low-Residency

Robert Maloney’s constructions and mixed media prints incorporate elements of the urban landscape, typography, topography and architecture. Many of his pieces straddle the line between a structure being torn down and a structure being erected. He mines the vocabulary of the urban landscape to create imagery that evokes the feeling of crumbling walls, discarded billboards and deteriorated warehouse buildings. Robert likes to think of his work as a 21st century archeological dig where decades of imagery and information accumulate and deteriorate at various stages of recognition. He combines layers of found and created textures, screen-printed patterns, digital elements and three dimensional structures to create works that evoke the passing of time.

Robert Maloney received his BFA and MFA from MassArt and is an Associate Professor in the Illustration department at MassArt. Robert was awarded a 2022 Mass Cultural Council fellowship in Printmaking and has participated in two Illuminus Boston public art events. He has contributed to several Big Ink woodcut print sessions at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery and his permanent public art project repaired the missing signage on the historic Haffenreffer brewery in Jamaica Plain.