Bio

Glen O’Malley has lived and worked in Far North Queensland, Australia, for 30 years and has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1975. He has had over forty solo exhibitions, including ICH FOLGTE EINFACH NUR DEN STUFEN at Galerie Thorsten Billib, Berlin, Germany in 2004. He has taken part in over100 group exhibitions. These include exhibitions toured internationally by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, and he was represented in the Australian Pavilion, Expo 1992, Spain, and at Design Expo, Japan 1989. His work, even when apparently dealing with the banal and everyday, has a surreal edge. Water, as an environment, is often depicted, and he often photographically refers to music.

O’Malley exhibited THE TANK at Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, and TOU HI KOU KI at Foto Frenzy, Brisbane in 2014, THREE FOOT SIX, depicting travel on Queensland Rail, a two person exhibition with painter, Ian Smith, touring various venues, and most recently SHOWER SCENES at Umbrella Studios, Townsville in 2016.

As a ‘nervous_object’ (a group of artists from different areas of Australia working together online in different media), he was involved in the International Symposium on Electronic Arts in Chicago in 1997 and TERRA NOVA, an online performance from a stone dance hall in the middle of SA in 2000. He also produces artist books. In 1995 he was awarded the Muswellbrook Photographic Award.

O’Malley is represented in many Australian collections including AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY, NATIONAL LIBRARY, PARLIAMENT HOUSE CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY, QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, STATE LIBRARY OF QLD, STOCKMAN’S HALL OF FAME, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND.