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"I have had a life-long passion for the natural world and the relationship between all living things. My work is based on pure intuition, inspired by remembered or imagined landscapes that include water, earth and sky. Organic and biological forms in my compositions add to the allusion of all the components being kinetic and in the process of revealing themselves. As such, my work is unexpected, energetic, and evocative."

-- Richard Malinsky

About

Richard Malinsky is a fine art painter whose work is recognized regionally, nationally and internationally by museums, exhibitions, publications, and private collections. His lyrical, abstract imagery has garnered awards from adjudicated museum exhibitions as well as regional and national art associations.

Malinsky shares the conviction of the first generation abstract expressionists who believed the role of art is not to report on the visible but to reveal the unknown. The genre originally mandated that work be two-dimensional and devoid of any "literary" or "narrative" content and allusion to the outside world as these elements would hinder the raw emotional or psychological impact of the forms and colors. The emotive power of Rothko’s work inspired him.

Although Malinsky originally adhered to these tenets, he later became influenced by the atmospheric colors of Monet, the flat color shapes of Matisse, and the symbiosis of all living things. As such, his work became more poetic and akin to that of the second-generation lyrical abstract color field painters Louis and Frankenthaller. While synthesizing the principles of these revolutionaries, Malinsky has expanded on their convictions further by removing his pieces from the stretcher, staining them onto unprimed canvas, and shaping them to extend beyond the boundaries of the traditional finite rectangle, adding dimension and, thus, another layer of complexity to the art form.

Malinsky is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA and Hartford Art School in Bloomfield, CT and is the Arts Editor for the Woven Tale Press Internet magazine.

Biography

MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL WORK

  • Assistant to Austin Purves on the mosaic murals for the National Catholic Shrine, Washington, DC.

  • Designed stained, faceted, and laminated glass windows for the Internationally acclaimed Willet Studios in Philadelphia.

Major Exhibitions

  • Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA Pennsylvania Craftsmen

  • Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA 6 Pennsylvania Photographers

  • MIAB Portugal International Biennial 2016 solo exhibition

  • 10 solo and four invitational group exhibitions at prominent galleries

  • Numerous local, regional and national adjudicated exhibitions

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

He is represented in the permanent collections of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA; RCA Corporate Art Collection, New York, NY; University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

education

Richard has a BFA in painting from a five-year program at the Hartford Art School where he received the Walker Art Award for excellence in painting. Following graduation, he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA for a year of extended study and began his career in Philadelphia. He has returned to his New England roots where he now lives and works.

AWARDS

Faber Birren National Color Awards

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT

37th Annual Faber Birren Color Awards Exhibition

October, 2017 

Special Distinction Award

MIAB- Portugal International Biennale

Madeira, Portugal,  2016

Awarded Resident Artist

 International Zarco Academy of Arts

Madeira, Portugal, 2015

Essex Art Association Award,

Essex Art Association, Essex, CT

 Spring Juried Exhibition, 2012

First Place

The Slater memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

67th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition

2010

Walker Award

Hartford Art School Graduation

Bloomfield, CT 

1966