M.F.A.      Sculpture - Stanford University                                                                          1999

B.F.A.       Sculpture - New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University            1993

B.A.          English - University of Notre Dame                                                                   1987




Associate Professor of Art - Pomona College                                                                   2001-Present

Adjunct Lecturer – California College of Art                                                                     2006 (spring)

Adjunct Faculty – Claremont Graduate University                                                            2003

Lecturer – University of Washington                                                                                  1999-2001

Instructor of Record and T.A.– Stanford University                                                           1997-1999

Finish Carpenter-Contractor-Interior Finishes                                                                   1994-1997

High School English and ceramics teacher, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation                   1987-1989




Mellon Professional Activities Grant to research, Antoni Gaudi’s Architecture               2003

Experimental Television Center Performing Grant                                                            2002

Artist Trust Gap Award                                                                                                        2001

Skowhegan Scholarship                                                                                                     1998

Cadogan/Murphy Award San Francisco, CA                                                                     1998

Best of Show N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University                                                                      1993

Lisle Fellowship travel to India                                                                                            1988


Professional Presentations


Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making, Materials, and Creative Process                                  2016                                        

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine     Workshop: mending


Intimate Corners, Interrupted Surfaces, Norco College, Norco, CA                                                      


Travel, Landscape, and the New Frontiers in Sculpture; Sculptural Gestures                  2015

Cultural Practices, 25th International Sculpture Conference Panel, Phoenix, AZ 



(Cur)eat, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE.                                    2013


Food for Thought Lecture Series: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA                    



University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                 2011              



University of Miami, Miami, FL                                                                                               2007



Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                                              2006



University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA                                                  2004


Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA                                                                    2003



Pacific Northwest College of Art, Lecture and Workshop, Portland, OR                              2002



University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                                   2001


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Illinois State University, Normal, IL


Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL


Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE                                                                 1999


Nebraska State University, Omaha, NE



ArtPace -The International Artist-in-Residence, San Antonio, TX                                          1997


J.M Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI



Other Presentations


Lecture on Bread and Atmospheric Pressure, Grand Park, Los Angeles, CA                        2014              

For: The Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification


Citizen Culture, Santa Monica Museum Panel with Sean Starowitz,

and Ron Finley. Moderated by Asuka Hisa



Selected Exhibitions, Events, and Commissions


Ours is a City of Writers, LA Municipal Art Gallery (Barnsdall)                                                  2017

Collaboration with Jenni Sorkin (Feb-April)



Intimate Corners / Interrupted Surfaces, (two person show,) Norco College                          2016


Conglomerate Objects, Chan Gallery Pomona College


MOMO at Grist and Toll, Workshop on Dough and Bake


MOMO at Los Angeles Bread Festival, Central Market, Los Angeles, CA

Workshops and Community bake with the Institute for Domestic Technology

and regional bakers


MOMO,  Book project with Becca Lofchie


Art 189C, Book project with Lucas Littlejohn                                                                             



MOMO at Grand Park Picnic DTLA, Community Bake                                                              2015


Bread Camp at Greystone Mansion, Los Angeles, CA  

MOMO with the Institute for Domestic Technology


Perfect Strangers, Machine Project and the Hamiltonians, Colgate College 

Object for Matt Malloy and Cass Donovan, Hamilton, NY

Object for Wynn and Everett Eggington, Hamilton, NY

Object for Irene Brown in memory of Coleman, Hamilton, NY


Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Table, Objects for Friends, Gavin Chanin, Lompoc, CA


Own It, First Street Gallery.  Claremont, CA


ArtLandProjects, Summer Residency with Artists Maggie Nowinski, Alicia Renadette,

Torsten Zenas Burns, Mark DeJong, Kari Gatzke, Denise Iris and

students:  Joel Freeman; Lucas Littlejohn; Christopher Ames Harding



Studio Arts Hall Furniture Projects, January-October Claremont, CA                                        2014

See publication Art 189C


MOMO: Community Bake for local Pasadena soup kitchen with Grist and Toll

Pasadena, CA  


MOMO at Grist and Toll, Pasadena, CA                           

Community bake


Citizen Culture, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

With Ron Finley and Sean Starowitz, community bake


The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House, Pasadena, CA


MOMO with Josey Baker at Grist and Toll Community Bake, Pasadena, CA 


MOMO at Machine Project Space and Grand Park, Los Angeles, CA

Workshop and Community Bake


MOMO at Grist and Toll Pasadena, CA March

Community Bake


MOMO at Alta Dena Farmers Market, Alta Dena, CA                                                                    

Community bake with Institute of Domestic Technology           


MOMO at Grist and Toll, Pasadena, CA 

Bread Workshop and Community Bake


ArtLandProjects, Hamden, NY

            One Rod – four sessions

            Wheat Harvest


MOMO at Zane Grey Estate, Alta Dena, CA

Workshop and bake with Dave Miller



Butter Aerobics Anaerobic Bread, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA                                     2013


Butter Aerobics Anaerobic Bread Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA          


Community Bake with Grist and Toll – Pasadena, CA     


ArtLandProjects, Hamden, NY

            Students: Charlie Neibel and Nissa Gustafson

            One Rod 2 sessions

            Wheat Harvest

            Cider Making

            Timber framing cabin

            Built community oven for Delaware Center for Contemporary Art


Cur(Eat), Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE


MOMO inaugural community bake, Claremont, CA

With Los Angeles Bread Bakers



Objects for Friends Xavier and Nina Teixido, Wilmington, DE                                                         2012



Objects for Friends Rachel Watson and James Hegge, DelhiNY



Butter Aerobics Anaerobic Bread, Machine Project Space, Los Angeles, CA


ArtLandProjects, Hamden, NY  2012                                                                                           

            One Rod 3 sessions

            Wheat Harvest 500 Bushels

            Design and trailer build for MOMO



Adjunct Faculty Show, Claremont University, Claremont, CA                                                           2011


Chain Mail, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Retcon, Parson Hall Project Space, Holyoke, MA


ArtLandProjects, Hamden, NY

SURP Student Lucas Wrench

Studio build out; tree planting;

Visiting Artist’s Residencies: Ben Dean, Sam Starr PO’10

One Rod 6 sessions


“Andre, You Forgot about the Fire” Summer Jubilee Machine Project

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Objects for Friends Kelli Cain and Brian Crabtree, Delhi, NY




Objects for Friends, Stools for Better Living, for Stas, Cy and Alise Orlovski,                                   2010

Los Angeles, CA


Objects for Friends, Object to Accompany a Couch, for Torsten Burns and

Kari Gatzke, Holyoke, MA


Objects for Friends, Outpost, forRob De Mar, Amanda Krandal, Ryon

and Elizabeth, Brooklyn, NY


ArtLandProjects, Hamden, NY                                

Infrastructure development;

Visiting Artists Torsten Zenas Burns, Mark Dejong



ArtLandProjects, Hamden, NY                                                                                                              2009

            Certificate of Occupancy for two buildings, studio and social space

            Hosted Students Sam Starr and Sam Lewis




“Andre, you forgot about the fire” Event One, Parsons Hall Project Space,                                        2008

Holyoke, MA


“Andre, you forgot about the fire”, A Machine Project Field Guide to the

LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA


Objects for Friends for Rebecca McGrew, Claremont, CA


ArtLandProjects, Hamden, NY

            Began construction of two buildings



LOCUS I: Art and Craft of Claremont and the Region, Claremont, CA                                                2007


Big Bang and Other Origins, David Salow Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



The Tell, Galeria Fucares Madrid, Spain (Solo show)                                                                            2006


Current Sculpture Survey, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA


One Part Clay: Ceramic Avant-garde & Mixed Media,

SOFA, New York (international art fair) (June)

Dean Project, New York, NY (June-August)

Garth Clark Gallery, Long Island City, NY (September–October)


MACO, Mexico City, Mexico (international art fair)



THING: New Sculpture in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A Hammer Museum,                                                     2005

Los Angeles, CA


Ergonomicon, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA


D.I.V.A., New York, NY (international art fair)


ARCO, Madrid, Spain (international art fair)


Take Shape, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Scope Miami, Miami, FL (international art fair)                                                                                         2004


LucidLudic, Mt. Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA                                                    


Summer Show at cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA


25th Annual Benefit Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions


Michael O'Malley, cherrydelosreyes Los Angeles, CA (Solo show)



Nineartistscrammedintooneroom, Peggy Phelps Gallery                                                                        2003

Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA


Bemis Benefit Exhibition, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE


Piezoelectric,  Inshallah Space, Los Angeles, CA


Armory Outdoor Sculpture Installational, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA


Auction Exhibition, Huntington Beach Arts Center, Huntington Beach, CA


Pomona College Faculty Exhibition, Pomona College Museum of Art,

Claremont, CA.



Omega Manual, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                            2002


Crafting Space, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, Holland


Auction Exhibition, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA


Venice Art Walk, Venice CA


Split, Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 

(Solo show)



Donut shop #4, Watcom Museum of Art,  Bellingham, WA                                                                          2001


Pleasure Craft, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA


Domesticity, Donut Shop #3, curated by Chris Moss, Portland, OR


Artist Trust Exhibition, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, WA




Terraform1, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA                                                                                                     2000


Annual Show, Noodle Works, Seattle, WA


Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA


Top Heavy, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (Solo show)



M.F.A. Show, Stanford University Gallery, Stanford, CA                                                                                  1999



Driven by Conflicted Imperatives, Stanford University Gallery,                                                                      1998

Stanford, CA 



Still,  ArtPace: Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX                                                                1997


First Year Show, Stanford University, Stanford, CA



Minor Differences, Rrose Amarillo, Curated by Ken Little, San Antonio, TX                                                   1996  


Double Trouble, Blue-Star Art Space, Curated by Dana Friis-Hansen

San Antonio, TX       



10+1, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX (collaborative)                                                                               1995


Art on the Square, Fifth 3rd Bank & InSitu Gallery, Cincinnati, OH



Video Screenings


Bellevue Art Museum Film and Video Festival, Bellevue, WA                                                                          2001

Curated by Brian Wallace and Joel Bachar


Video Screening CMA Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Marginalia, Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY                                      

Curated by Marco Bruer     


Bellevue Art Museum Film and Video Festival, Bellevue, WA                                                                           2000

Curated by Brian Wallace and Joel Bachar





Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE                                                                                                1999


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME                                                                        1998


ArtPace -The International Artist-in-Residence, San Antonio, TX                                                                       1997


John Michael Kohler Arts Industry Program, Sheboygan, WI                                                                              1997


Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Edgecomb, ME                                                                                          1993-94





Sampson, Cherie. “Michael O’Malley: The Making & Breaking of Bread at theMobile Hearth,”  AgArts, Artist Feature,  2016                                 


Art 189C: A semester of Making Furniture, Building Narratives, And Imagining a New Studio Art Space, Michael O'Malley (book project with Lucas Littlejohn,) 2016


MOMO, Michael O'Malley (Book Project with Becca Lofchie,) 2016


Halloran, Amy. THE NEW BREAD BASKET: How the New Crop of Grain Growers,   2015


Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf, Published by Chelsea Green, August 2015 ch. 7. 107-120


Offenbacher, Matt. “Living Outside of the Art World”; Edited by Daniel Webb, La Norda Specialo August 2015 Seattle, Washington          


A Thanksgiving community bread bake at Grist & Toll - LA  Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times November 18, 2014                                  


Bread Talk: Michael O'Malley and MOMO; Interview with Mary Parr,  May 28, 2014


Los Angeles Bread Bakers:  MOMO in Grand Park March 2014


Community Bread Bake at Altadena Farmers Market; Sami Cohen, March 2014


Machine Project’s Art Treasure Hunt at the Gamble House; Carolina Miranda, September 2014


A Machine Project Field Guide to LACMA, “Andre, You Forgot About the Fire”, 2009 Michael O’Malley:  p.104


McArthur, Park “Sequence of Good IntentionsAspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art, 2008, w/commentary by Michael O'Malley


Reichert, Elizabeth “One Part Clay,” Ceramics Monthly November 2006


Kangas, Matthew. "A New Dimension of Young Sculpture Artists," The Seattle Times, July 14, 2006.


Peters, Sue. "New Sculpture Survey," Seattle Weekly, July 12, 2006.


Lippens, Nate. “Sculpture show connects diverse artists,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, July 28, 2006


Chattopadyay, Collette, “Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles,”  Sculpture, November 2005


Wood, Eve“Los Angeles”, Art Papers  September/October 2005


Bing, Alison. “ART ePicks: Take Shape,” SFGate, July, 2005.


Herbert, Simon. “Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles,”Art Monthly May 2005 No. 286 UK


Mack, Joshua. “Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles,” Modern Painters, April  2005   


Bedford, Christopher. “Hot Young Things,” X-TRA, Vol. 7 No. 4, Summer 2005.


Lippens, Nate, “Conflicted Bodies; ConWorks’ Environmental Studies,” The Stranger, Vol 14 No. 28, March 24 – March 30, 2005.


Hackett, Regina. “Lively ‘Ergonomicon’ plumbs environments awash in fantasy,” Seattle Post-Inteligencer, February 25, 2005


“Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles,” Exhibition Catalog,  February 2005


Freeman, Tommy, “Summer Show at cherrydelosreyes,” Artweek Oct 2004              


Bedford, Christopher, Sculpture Journal, 2004


Miles, Christopher, “Michael O’Malley cherrydelosreyes,” Artforum, April 2004


Frank, Peter, “Viewpoint”. Artweek, Vol35, Issue 2 March, 2004


Myers, Holly, “Empty lot blank canvas” Los Angeles Times, Thurs., August 14, 2003


“Dreaming Red Creating Art Pace.” Exhibition Catalog, Edited with Pace and Russell.  San Antonio, Texas                                                           


Smits, Alice, “Smart Papers Crafting Space” Exhibition Catalog, June 1, 2002               2002


Ellertson, Karrin, “Conceptual Art Exhibit “Split” pries inside psyche of viewer”, The Oregonian, Wed., Feb. 20, 2002.