Brenda Mallory - Thirteen Moons - 2021

Thirteen Moons

2021

waxed cloth, hog rings, welded steel

70 x 44 x 2 inches

Brenda Mallory, Thirteen Moons (detail), 2021

Thirteen Moons (detail)

2021

waxed cloth, hog rings, welded steel

70 x 44 x 2 inches

Brenda Mallory  Reformed Packings #19, 2021

Reformed Packings #19

2021

honeycomb packing sheet, paint, encaustic

49.5 x 23.75 x 2.25 inches

Brenda Mallory  Reformed Packings #20, 2021

Reformed Packings #20

2021

honeycomb packing sheet, paint, encaustic

49.5 x 29.75 x 2.25

Brenda Mallory - Broken Flow - 2020

Broken Flow

2020

deconstructed linen firehoses, dye, paint, nuts, bolts

77 x 50 x 2 inches

Brenda Mallory  Drivebelt #4, 2019

Drivebelt #4

2019

rubber drive belts and paint on wood panel

26.25 x 13.5 inches

Brenda Mallory  Zen Scrubber #3, 2017

Zen Scrubber #3

2017

nylon scrubber pad, paint, rubber cable, metal

54 x 18 x 6 inches

Brenda Mallory  Interrupted Lines #2, 2017

Interrupted Lines #2

2017

ink on handmade paper

22 x 24 inches

Brenda Mallory  Zen Scrubber #2, 2015

Zen Scrubber #2

2015

scrubber pad, deconstructed linen firehose

54 x 18 x 6 inches

Brenda Mallory  Rifts #2, 2014

Rifts #2

2014

collagraph print, thread, paint on Rives BFK

38 x 11.5 x 1 inches

Brenda Mallory  Warm Lines (triptych), 2014

Warm Lines (triptych)

2014

wool on paper

25.5 x 33.5 inches each framed

Brenda Mallory, Warm Lines 1 (top panel), 2014

Warm Lines 1 (top panel)

2014

wool on paper

25.5 x 33.5 inches framed

Press Release

Brenda Mallory’s mixed media sculptural works are comprised of a variety of materials including cloth, fibers, beeswax, and found objects. By creating multiple forms that are joined with crude hardware that imply tenuous connections or repairs, her work addresses ideas of interference and disruption in long-established systems of nature and human cultures.

Mallory lives in Portland, Oregon but grew up in Oklahoma and is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She holds a BA in Linguistics & English from UCLA and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. She is a recipient of the Eiteljorg Contemporary Native Art Fellowship, the Native Arts and Culture Foundation Fellowship in Visual Art, and the Ucross Native Fellowship. She has participated in artist residencies including Ucross, Anderson Ranch, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Glean, Bullseye Glass, and Signal Fire Outpost, c3:initiative, and the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka Center for the Arts.