Virginia Mallon


I am an artist working in paint, photography, and mixed media. My work contemplates religious, historic, and mythological women, personal histories (including my own), and the psychological undercurrents of contemporary society. 

I especially love working on non-traditional surfaces, painting on burlap, stone, found objects, and cigar boxes. Recent projects use discarded slate from a former state-run (1885-1996) condemned psychiatric hospital. Now a hotspot for urbex explorers, it provides a wealth of unusual poignant pieces of history on which to paint. The added symbolism using a piece of broken shelter from an insane asylum seems appropriate for our times. 

Since 2016 I have organized and participated in several exhibits with social justice themes, with an upcoming show at the Arc Gallery in Chicago, protesting the attack on women’s rights in America. 

Additionally, because surviving as a female artist is nearly impossible in a world that barely recognizes the work of women, I have a successful parallel administrative career, now on a freelance basis. My background includes office administration, database management and event planning. I have experience in corporate travel, hospitality, sales promotion, marketing, purchasing, law, banking and non-profit. 

I have a creative, practical, common-sense approach to all aspects of these ventures and often find artist inspiration in my encounters with corporate America which has made an appearance in paint on and off for years.

Art Advocacy Projects:

2018-presentFat Canary JournalFounding Editor of the Fat Canary Journal an artist run, fine art journal and virtual gallery,
celebrating the work of contemporary and emerging artists on a monthly virtual platform and in an annual
print publication.
2018-2020Artists for Social Justice 2020 – Curator of social justice collaborative for social justice themed project. Efforts
includes online exhibits, website design, drafting promotional and managing all aspects for gallery exhibits
across the United States. The traveling exhibit will journey virtually from New York to the heartland of
America. It is featured virtually in the Social Distancing Festival and other venues throughout the
2017Gambling the Aisle – Art Editor for this bi-annual, Denver art and literary journal
2010-PresentOpen Road Creations – Pro bono design services for artists, art organizations and non-profit entities including
web design, virtual exhibits, marketing material, promotional brochures, and advertising.

Solo Exhibitions

2019#brokenwomenmendstronger, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL –
2016Wake of the Dutchman, Alfred van Loen Gallery, Huntington, NY
2012Gamulets spirits and everyday humans, National Association of Women Artists, NYC
2010Life in Crab Meadow, Spoke, Huntington NY
1996Crustaceans and Older Influences, HLW Gallery, NYC

Select Juried and Pop-up Exhibitions

2022Ancestral Intersections, New Hope Arts Legacy, New Hope, PA
2021Welcome Back NY, Maggi Peyton Gallery
Anniversary Exhibit
at Citti di Assisi with Arte Studio Ginestrelle
Memorial. Monument. Movement. Exhibition, Artists Against Racism, New Jersey
Up Arts Incubator, Alone/Together, Lansdale, PA
2020Political Discord, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna, CA
About What’s Going On, virtual exhibit, Hopkinton Center for the Arts,
2018Small Work Exhibit,Baruch College, CUNY, NY
Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY
Spoke, Huntington NY
2017ARTOUR-O IIMUST, Madeira, Portugal
Wake of the Dutchman Solo, Northport Art Coalition, Northport, NY
Wake of the Dutchman, Pop Up Exhibit, Scherer & Sons, Crab Meadow, NY
Juried Exhibit, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI
2016Out of the Woods, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
Eighty Miles a Day, 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennial, Northport, NY
2013-2015International Contemporary Art Exhibit at Citta Di Assisi, Italy
2014Community of Artists, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Point Park University, Visions and Revelations, Pittsburgh, PA
2013New England Biennial, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Long Island Museum; Let’s Go to the Beach
National Association of Women Artists, Clothing Optional
Spoke Gallery, Artists Choice, Huntington, NY
2012Long Island Museum, Natural Wonder
2011Las Femmes Artistes Vernissage at the Armory Center, FL
Riverside Public Library, NAWA’s Ev(e)olution, NYC

Curated Exhibits

2020Artists for Social Justice 2022, Kupferberg Gallery, Queens College CUNY, NYC
Artists for Social Justice 2020,
ARC Gallery, Chicago
Social Distancing Festival,
Toronto, Canada

Select Group Exhibits

Summer Festival, Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, NY – July 2010

2010-2019National Association of Women Artists Annual Member Exhibits
2013Landfill Art Project, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2012Annual Member Exhibit, Mill Pond House, Smithtown, NY
2011Familiar Weight of Water, a Mallon Family Exhibit, Spoke, Huntington NY
2010Huntington/Oyster Bay Audubon Society/Cow Harbor Festival, Northport, NY
Summer Festival, Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, NY


2020Calyx Journal, Cover Art,
2018Fat Canary Journal – July
Mystic Blue Revie
– January
2017The Woven Tale Press, June 2017
The Island Review
Gambling the Aisle Literary Magazine,
Temenos Journal, Central Michigan University, 2016 and 2017
Annual Member Exhibit, Mill Pond House, Smithtown, NY
Temenos Journal, Central Michigan University, 2016 and 2017
Calyx Journal, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
The Tulane Review, Tulane University, 2015
The Journal, Ohio State University, 2015
Noctua Review Art and Literary Magazine, Southern CT State University, 2014-2017
Noctua Review Art and Literary Magazinecover art 2015 and 2017
2014Glassworks Literary Magazine, Rowan University, Spring
2013Tendril Literary Magazine,Winter
2012The Colored Lens, Summer


1975-1985Forest Park School of Art, Woodhaven, NY – with Indian Space artist Robert Barrell
1985Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing New York BA – Fine Art
2013-2015Art Residency at Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy
Instructor, Children’s Art Class, Forest Park School of Art, Woodhaven, NY
1983Archeological Dig in Poitier, France 1983 and
1981Archeological Dig in Forcalqueiret, France 1981