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“ I am inspired by the idea of creating art experiences that build human connections and create dialogues. “

Biography

My art reflects my fascination with velocity, American icons, machine forms, the humor of life itself, and, most significantly, pop culture. I employ bold colors in a style that brings wondering amazement, contemplation, joy and levity to the everyday world. It is exhilarating to create art with real energy and motion, to embrace spontaneity, and to utilize the vibration of colors to express a moment or scene. 

By working in a variety of disciplines – painting, sculpture, collage, film, music, performance, and digital media – I continuously accomplish artistic goals without being confined to a specific medium.

What motivates me most is the creative process. Whether creating art for a public program, a commission, a new series, or to merely conceptualize future works, I remain passionate, exploring visual ideas. I am inspired by the idea of creating art experiences that build human connections and create dialogues. 

Enjoy my art and be inspired. 

Sincerely,

Artist Statement

MUSEUM EXHIBITS & TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

Take Me Home Huey is a mixedmedia sculpture composed of a transformed U.S. Army Huey helicopter that served as an air ambulance during the Vietnam War. The 57-foot-long sculpture is accompanied by a commissioned song, an award winning documentary film, and dedicated to raising awareness for veterans who struggle with post-traumatic-stress. Between 2015 and 2017, the sculpture has been exhibited at 29 venues in cities across the United States, reaching about 300 million through media exposure in print, news, and via PBS television broadcast of the eponymous documentary film. 

 

This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road is comprised of 28 sculptural works created from wrecked NASCAR sheet metal. The mixed-media series was exhibited as a solo exhibition at various locations around the country. Maloney worked closely with NASCAR resulting in the display of 15 pieces from This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road at the NASCAR headquarters in Daytona, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

The Banned Booty series includes 18 contemporary art works created from items confiscated from passenger carry-on luggage after the formation of the TSA (Transportation Safety Administration). The largest creation is Banned Booty Runway, an assemblage of thousands of confiscated goods that Steve Maloney encased in heavy Plexiglas. The “Banned Booty” is superimposed over a 24-foot long centerline replicating that of an airport asphalt landing strip. The resulting imagery captures the idea of integration between air passengers and their possessions. It's serious and it's lighthearted, and it's the way we’ve lived and traveled ever since.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Maloney, Steve. “This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road”, Art Book 2007, ISBN 0-9791429-0-3
Maloney, Steve. “Banned Booty, A Contemporary Art Collection Created From Carry-On Items Confiscated By Airports Security,” March 2004.
Maloney, Steve. “Checker Elvis Sightings in New York”, August 2004.

 

AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS

2018 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award in the Arts category for Take Me Home Huey documentary film 

2018 Bronze Telly Award for Take Me Home Huey film for TV Social Responsibility Programming

2017 Congressional and gubernatorial recognitions for the Take Me Home Huey Project by

U.S Senator Dean Heller (NV), U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), U.S. Congressman Mark E. Amodei (NV-02), Mayor of Carson City, NV Bob Crowell, U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz (CA 36th district), Palm Desert, CA, Manuel Perez, Board of Supervisor, 4th district, County of Riverside. Mayor of Palm Desert Jan Harnik

2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Take Me Home Huey - Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

2013 American School in Switzerland (TASIS)- Arts Gala Honoree - Montagnola, Switzerland
2008 Outstanding Painting, Palm Springs Art Museum, Juried Exhibition - Palm Springs, CA
2006 Most Creative, Palm Springs Art Museum, Artist Council Juried Exhibition - Palm Springs, CA

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Personal
Born: Kalamazoo, MI 
Current Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Education
Western Michigan University
Michigan State University
Northern Arizona University
American School, Lugano, Switzerland

Studied with Kwok Wai Lau, a past faculty member of the International Art School of Hong Kong, Lecturer at The Art Institute of Chicago, and current faculty member at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 TAKE ME HOME HUEY 

Palm Springs Air Museum 


2017 TAKE ME HOME HUEY

Freedom Park, Palm Desert, CA            

Coronado Island Film Festival , Coronado, CA                 

Navy Centennial event, NASNI, Coronado, CA    

Albert Einstein Academies Elementary School, San Diego, CA

Wings & Rotors Air Museum, Murrieta, CA

PBS SoCal, Vietnam Story Telling Event, Hollywood, CA

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV                                 

Carson City Reception, Carson City, NV              

Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, MI

EAA Air Venture, EAA Museum, Oshkosh, WI

American Helicopter Museum, West Chester, PA

Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame, Asheboro, NC

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA                         

Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA

 

2016 TAKE ME HOME HUEY

Veterans Day Parade, New York City, NY

The Anderson Regional Airport, Anderson, SC

Downtown St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

The Air Zoo Museum, Kalamazoo, MI

The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Udvar Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA

The Glen L. Martin Aviation Museum, Baltimore, MD

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, WA

The Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Buckeye Air Fair, Buckeye, AZ

Commemorative Air Force Airbase, Mesa, AZ

 

 

2016    This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road,

           Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

 

2015   TAKE ME HOME HUEY 

Veterans Day Parade, Phoenix, AZ

Rio Vista Recreational Center, “Reunion of 174 crew”, Peoria, AZ

International Sculpture Center, PS Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA

 

2015               Heather James Fine Art at Spring Masters, New York, NY

2013               Heather James Fine Art, Mid-Career Retrospective, Palm Desert

2012               PS Air Museum, Banned Booty Check Point, Palm Springs, CA

2010               Wilkes Bashford, San Francisco, CA

2009              Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2009              True Value Hardware Store, Palm Springs, CA

2008              Concourse d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA

2008              The Daytona 500 Club, Daytona Beach, FL

2007              Coda Gallery, New York, NY

2007              Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, NY

2007              Hard Rock Café, New York, NY

2007              CARDOZO School of Law, New York, NY

2007              The Petroleum Museum, Midland, TX

2005              Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, KS

2005              Wells Fargo Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

2004              Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA

2004              Wells Fargo Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

2003              Wells Fargo Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

2003              International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2002              San Diego County Fair’s Elvis-themed Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, CA

2001              Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Artists in Action “Transformative Chairs”,

         Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

2013 Big, The Audacity of Scale, UCR, Palm Desert Campus, CA
2010 Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 The Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
2009 Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2009 Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2007 Palm Springs Art Museum, “Treasures of the West”, Palm Springs, CA

2006 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2006 Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2005 Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2004 Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2004 Palm Springs, International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2004 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2003 Palm Springs, International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2003 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2003 Bella Macchina, Palm Beach, FL
2001 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

 

ART FAIRS

2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

         (Artist Spotlight: Naughty Booty)

2014 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

         (Artist Spotlight: Ride-em-Copter)

2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2012 Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

2007 Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
2006 Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
2002 Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2009 La Jolla Cow Parade, La Jolla, CA 2004 Hail Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
2003 Path of the Bighorn, Palm Springs, CA

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

NASCAR corporate headquarters, Charlotte, NC and Daytona, FL GRAND AM for Charity Camp Boggy Creek, Las Vegas, NV
Lexus’ “Parts Art”, Concourse d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Collection, Rancho Mirage, CA

Net Jets Operations Center, Columbus, OH

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