Meghan O’Malley, (b. 1993, UK)
My practice focuses on visually rich paintings that due to their mural sizes and vibrant colours verge on contemporary urban and commercial art sensibilities.
University of the West of England, 2:1, Bachelor of Drawing and Applied Arts, 2015
Cambridge Regional College, Merit, Art Foundation, 2012
Long Road Sixth Form, A*, A level Art, 2011
Up The Wall Mural Competition Winner at Redbrick Studios, Bristol, 2017
Currently in the process of completely a mural at Redbrick Co-working hub, Bristol.
Set Designer with True Concept production company, Bristol, 2017
We have worked with many different clients including Hermes, fashion designer brand. We designed and created all there shop windows for them around the world in 2016.
Album cover for singer-songwriter SuRie, Bristol, 2016
I was commissioned by female London based singer-songwriter SuRie to design the cover to her album. Collaborating with a singer was a very different experience as for the first time I had to draw inspiration from ones song lyrics. I found the process of portraying her vision of her album cover challenging yet rewarding. This enabled me to broaden my skills with artistry and is a process in which I would be happy to be involved in again.
'O'Dovely' Mural at Boomtown Fair Festival, Winchester, 2016
Boomtown Fair Festival 2017 commisioned myself and Josie Dove; 'O'Dovely' to create a South American themed mural. We are a artistic female collaboration who focus on bringing traditional painting techniques to the urban street art scene. With my entwining, flowing and colourful brush strokes and Dove's sharp angles, straight lines and monotoned geometric shapes our styles contrast greatly and compliment each other resulting in visually rich and surreal paintings.
Street Child United Olympic Games, Rio, Brazil, 2016
Earlier this year I was involved in a charity called Street Child united and took on the role an Art Volunteer. Street Child united is an English based charity that uses the power of art and sports to change the way street children are nega- tively seen. In March 2016 in Rio De Janeiro Street Child united Charity held an Olympic games for street children from all over the world to raise awareness for street children. My job as an art volunteer entailed making flags for 9 different nationalities, holding drawing workshops, and working as a team to create a mural to give children the freedom to be creative and to let their voices be heard through the power of visual art.
Street Child United Mural, Village Underground, Shoreditch, London, 2016
I volunteered with one other artist to help international mural artist Joel Bergner paint a mural on a 4 day painting marathon from dawn-til-dusk. The mural was to raise awareness for issues of street youth around the world commissioned by Street Child United Organisation. It is located on the legendary Village Underground wall in Shoreditch.
Degree Show, The University of The West of England, Bower Ashton, Bristol, 2015
The annual degree show is an exhibition to showcase and celebrate new talent, with students taking the opportunity to share their work with friends, family, and the general public and potential employers.
The Pipedream Project Experience, Full Circle, Leeds, 2015
At this exhibition in Leeds all the art work that was showcased was donated by artists from all over the UK and sold at auction. All the art work was sold in support of The One Love Project to help unprivileged street children in Pushkar, India.
International Women’s Day, The Canteen, Bristol, 2015
This exhibition was an opportunity to show case local female talent in Bristol to the public on International Women’s Day to celebrate women’s achievements. I was privileged to represent my gender on this annually held day. This was a great way to promote myself as many of my art works were sold at auction.
In-between Time Festival, Anolfini, Bristol, 2015
In- between Time Festival was a voluntary job to work alongside International artists, stewarding their art installation and aiming to deliver the best experience possible for the audience.
Art Décor Team, Outlook Festival, Croatia, 2014
Working alongside an artist and helping her create the main and most popular art installation of the festival. This experience proved my abilities to create site specific art, working under pressure to meet the deadline and working with a budget. Also working with limited artistic materials and creating contingency plans when dealing with uncontrollable weather conditions.
Mural painter, Lashings Café, Bristol, 2014
This was a commissioned piece for a public mural painted in the garden of Lashings Café. Unlike the other work experiences, I learnt to work independently and to keep myself organised and focused to complete this challenge successfully as I was on a strict time limit. I learnt to interpret the owner’s vision of the mural into my own design, to purchase and work with outdoor art material, to work under varied weather conditions and to paint on a large scale.
The Pipe Dream Experience, The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, 2014
Exhibited and auctioned my artwork to raise money in support of The Love Support Unite Foundation to help sustain Tilinanu Orphanage in Malawi.