Biographical / Historical
Mary Myart Malott was born in Harell, Indiana in 1928 and died in Brooklyn, New York in 2008. Malott graduated from Radcliff College and received her MFA from The University of Texas. An artist, painter, sculptor, assemblage artist, art critic, and diarist, Mallot lived and worked primarily in Austin, TX, and New York. She wrote a weekly column from 1975 to 1978 for the Austin American-Statesman where she reviewed the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and many others. An active artist and critic she also appeared weekly on KLRU Austin’s “ArtBeat.” In 1976, she won the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Award, and the Heritage Society of Austin’s Historic Preservation Award for her work on preserving Austin’s Pecan Square. In addition, she and her daughter, Sylvia McIntyre, rehabilitated the "Gilfillan House" in Austin, TX. Mallot’s art has been exhibited throughout Texas and elsewhere in venues such as Laguna Gloria, the Huntington Gallery, the Elisabeth Ney Museum, The University of Texas, the Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Southwestern University, Baylor University, University of Houston, and the McNay Art Museum. Mallot relocated to New York in the 1980’s and began exhibiting her work in New York City in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The 1994 exhibit of her complete “Slices of the Forest” series at the Amos Eno Gallery in SoHo was her last.