Email: cmaloff@medium-S.com

Website: chalda.com

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My “Sea Jewels” series of artworks are underwater flights of the imagination, mini-vacations for the eye and the psyche. Each piece employs a mixture of aesthetic techniques designed to engage and stimulate. 

I chose the fish as my subject for its positive associations across cultures and spiritual traditions. In Graeco-Roman mythology, the fish often symbolized sacred transformation. In Christianity, it is associated with faith and abundance, as in the story of the loaves and fishes. In Buddhism, it symbolizes happiness and freedom. 

I select the digital medium for its power to combine and synthesize various artistic effects, producing a host of impressions that would not be possible with any natural medium. 

 

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITS:

2019   Music of the Spheres       Ceres Gallery                            New York City. Catalog.

2017   Beings                            Ceres Gallery                            New York City.

2015   Rational Exuberance        Ceres Gallery                            New York City. Catalog.

2014   Joy to the Fishes             Mill and Leaf Gallery                  Austin, Texas. 

2013   Search Engines               Ceres Gallery                            New York City.

2010   Virtuous Realities            Jung Center                              Houston, Texas.

2009    Land and Sea                Verizon Corporate Gallery          Dallas, Texas.

2008    Order from Chaos          Laredo Center for the Arts         Laredo, Texas.  Catalog.

2007    Dancing in the Rain        Morris Graves Museum of Art    Eureka, California.  Catalog.

 

RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS: 

2019 Third place, Landscapes and Seascapes, 311 Gallery, Raleigh NC.

2017 Runner-up, The Grow Show, Arthouse NYC, New York City.

2016 Texas Biggest 10, Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, Katy, Texas.

2013 Honorable Mention, Maryland Federation of Art Small Wonders juried show in Annapolis.

2012 Second Place, CulinART juried show in Austin, Texas. 

2009 Second Place, VIII Salón de Arte Digital, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

2008 North Light Award, Visual Arts Society of Texas 40th Annual Juried Show in Denton, Texas.

2007 Honorable Mention, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Spirituality show in Fredericksburg, VA.

2005 Guerilla Painter Award, Visual Arts Society of Texas 37th Annual Juried Show in Denton, Texas.

2004 Honorable Mention, The Butler Institute of American Art, Beecher Digital Art Competition, OH.

SELECTED RECENT AND UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITS:

2020 Endless Horizon                            Gestalt Projects                        Santa Monica, CA.

2020 Sprung 4                                      Arthouse NYC                           New York City.

2020 Abstracts Matter                            311 Gallery                               Raleigh NC.

2020 Moving Walls                                Atlas Performing Arts Center      Washington, DC.

2020 1st Exhibition of Contemporary Art Miami 2020, Small Format    COWRY Art Studio, North Miami, FL.

2020 Collector’s Choice 2020                 Studio Channel Islands              Camarillo, CA. Catalog.

2020 Spring Forward                              Deja 42 Art Gallery                    Philadelphia, PA

2020 Feelin' Loopy                                Treat Gallery online exhibit        New York, NY

2019 Impulse                                       Mary Tomás Gallery                  Dallas, TX.

2019 Floating Points                              Georgetown Art Center              Georgetown, TX.

2019 Menagerie-Wild and Wonderful      Contemporary Art Exchange      Washington, NC.

2019 Time                                             Jackson Junge Gallery               Chicago, IL.

2019 Collector’s Choice                         Studio Channel Islands              Camarillo, CA. Catalog.

2019 Raising Women’s Voices II            Ceres Gallery                            New York City.

2019 Creative Currents                          Link & Pin Gallery                      Austin, TX.

2019 Moving Walls                                Atlas Performing Arts Center      Washington DC.

2019 D’Art for Art                                  Crooked Tree Arts Center          Petoskey, MI.

2019 Spectrum 6                                   Gestalt Projects                        Santa Monica, CA.

2019 Red Dot Art Spree                         Women and Their Work             Austin, TX.

2019 Under the Influence                       bG Gallery on Artsy platform      Santa Monica, CA.

2019 Landscapes and Seascapes          311 Gallery                               Raleigh NC.

2018 Electric Dreams                             Austin Bergstrom International Airport    Austin, TX.

2018 Dulce Bytes                                  Kerrville Creative Arts Center     Kerrville, TX.

2018 Winter Group Show                       Beta Gallery                              Galveston, TX.

2018 Generation                                    Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California at Berkeley.

2018 Raising Women’s Voices               Ceres Gallery                            New York City. 

2018 Superfine! Art Fair                         with Ceres Gallery                     New York City

2018 COLOR PLAY                               Mary Tomás Gallery                  Dallas, TX.

2018 D’Art for Art                                  Crooked Tree Arts Center          Petoskey, MI.

2018 Spectrum 5                                   Gestalt Projects                        Santa Monica, CA. Catalog.

2018 Art of Water                                 James May Gallery                    Algoma, WI.

2018 Summer of 2018                           Mary Tomás Gallery                  Dallas, TX.

2018 Sprung                                          Arthouse NYC                           New York City.

2018 Pixelscapes                                  Gallery at the J                          Austin, TX.

2018 Visual Sanctuary                           Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax     Oakton, VA.

2018 4th Annual Autumnal                     Arthouse NYC                           New York City.

2018 Focus                                           Mary Tomás Gallery                  Dallas, TX.

2017 TWELVE                                      Mary Tomás Gallery                  Dallas, TX.

2017 Spectrum 4                                   bG Gallery                                Santa Monica, CA.

2017 The Grow Show                            Arthouse NYC                           New York City.

2017 Collector’s Choice                         Studio Channel Islands              Camarillo, CA. Catalog.

2016 Layered Tones                               Mary Tomás Gallery                  Dallas, TX.

2016 REM                                             ART7 Community Gallery           Fort Worth, TX.

2016 Summer Salon                              Ceres Gallery                            New York City.

2016 The Discovery Show                      Milan Gallery                             Fort Worth, TX.

2016 Big Ideas Come in Small Packages    Blue Door Art Center             Yonkers, NY.

2016 Ladies Night                                 The Small Gallery                      Dallas, Texas.

2016 2nd Biennial Wings and Water       River Arts                                  Prairie du Sac, WI

2016 New Works                                   PeckArts                                   Galveston, TX

2015  Embraer                                       Embler Art Gallery                     Melbourne, Florida

2015  D’Art for Art                                 Crooked Tree Art Center            Petoskey, Michigan.

2015 Animal Spirit                                 Location1980                            Costa Mesa, California.

2015 MICROCOSMOS                          Gallery 621                                Benicia, CA

2015 FUSE                                           HUD Art Space                         Ventura, California.

2015 2nd Biennial Wings and Water       River Arts                                  Prairie du Sac, WI

2014 Animal Instincts                            Studio 659                                Whiting, Indiana.

2014 Small Works Exhibit                      Main Street Gallery                    Clifton Springs, New York.

2014 Hyde Park Collective Austin           Link & Pin Gallery                      Austin, Texas.

2014 Summer Salon                              Ceres Gallery                            New York City.

2014 Admiral’s Lounge Exhibition           Embler Art Gallery                       Miami, Florida.

2013 Works on Paper                            Saraghi Art Space                     Victoria, Australia.

2013 Shanghai Art Fair                          with Studio 26                           Shanghai, China

2013 Salón de Arte Digital                       PDVSA La Estancia                  Maracaibo, Venezuela.

2012 Exhibicíon de Verano                     Estudio de Arte Andras              Calafell, Spain.

2011 Small Works                                 Mill Fine Art                               Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2010 Art on Loan                                   City Hall Annex                         Houston, Texas.

2009 Wrapping Paper Designs               The Artcomplex Center             Tokyo, Japan.

                                                       Milford, Massachusetts

EDUCATION: 

Ph.D. Human Ecology; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health.

M.S. Computer Science; University of California at Berkeley.

B.A. History of Art; University of California at Berkeley.

Art of the Italian Renaissance; University of Boston extension program in Florence, Italy.

History of Art; Mills College in Oakland, California.

Art and Anthropology; University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

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