Brenda Mallory’s work ranges from individual wall-hangings and sculptures to large-scale installations. She works with mixed media including organic materials such as cloth, fibers, and beeswax creating multiple forms that are joined with crude hardware or mechanical devices in ways that imply tenuous connections and aberration to reference ideas of interference and disruption in long-established systems of nature and human cultures.
Mallory grew up in Oklahoma and is a member of the Cherokee Nation. She received a BA in Linguistics & English from UCLA and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Mallory has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York and is a recipient of the 2015 Eiteljorg Fellowship. She is a Mentor in the MFA Applied Craft and Design Program at PNCA+OCAC.