Malloy, Judy 1942-

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MALLOY, Judy 1942-


Born January 9, 1942, in Boston, MA; daughter of W. Langdon (a lawyer and public defender) and Barbara (a journalist and editor) Powers; married Jim Malloy (marriage ended); children: Sean. Education: Middlebury College, B.A., 1964. Politics: Democrat.


Home—El Sobrante, CA. E-mail[email protected]


Artist and writer. International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, Cambridge, MA, associate editor of Leonardo, 1991-94; Bay Area Music Publications, San Francisco, CA, contributing writer to MicroTimes, 1992-95; New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, editor of NYFA Current, 1996-2004; writer, 2004—. Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, CA, artist in residence, 1993-97; Deep Creek School, visiting artist, 1993, 1994; San Francisco Art Institute, visiting faculty member, 1997. Electronic Literature Organization, member of literary advisory board; consultant to Internet Yellow Pages.


National Writers Union, Authors Guild.


It's Name Was Penelope (fiction), Eastgate (Watertown, MA), 1993.

(With Cathy Marshall) Forward Anywhere (fiction), Eastgate (Watertown, MA), 1996.

(Editor) Women, Art, and Technology, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2003.

Also author of self-published Internet fiction, The Roar of Destiny Emanated from the Refrigerator, 1999; Dorothy Abrona McCrae, 2000; and Revelations of Secret Surveillance, 2004. Contributor to periodicals, including Art Com, Iowa Review Web, and Blue Moon Review.


Judy Malloy told CA: "I write with a visual artist's sensitivity to observed detail and an art advocate's desire to make the lives and work of artists more central to our culture.

"Sometimes, my work looks at the world through the eyes of an individual, fictional narrator. For instance, in my Web-based hyperfiction Dorothy Abrona McCrae, the details of the life of an eighty-one-year-old painter are intertwined with memories of her past that are disclosed through descriptions of her work. In Its Name Was Penelope, the photographer-narrator discloses her life in a series of photographic descriptions.

"Sometimes, my work gives voice to real contemporary artists. For instance, Women, Art, and Technology includes essays by thirty-two artists who work in new media, as well as introductory essays by leading critics in the field. It features work, not only in the visual arts, but also in dance and music.

"Recent work examines difficulties that face artists. In Revelations of Secret Surveillance, a Web-based work of hyperfiction, a group of artists and writers unravel a web of surveillance and harassment that has impacted their lives and the lives of many others. The work is fiction, but it is based on extensive research into intelligence agency surveillance of the creative community."



Judy Malloy Home Page, (February 20, 2006); (February 20, 2006).