Chalda Maloff, Ph.D.

www.chalda.com

Based in Austin, TX

Chalda Maloff studied Computer Science in the early 1970’s when it was considered by many to be a quirky field of endeavor with limited practical application. She was told that a graduate degree in this subject would yield even less chance of scratching out a living than her undergraduate degree in Art History.

It took Maloff decades to bring together in a serious way her two passions of art and technology. During the interim, she worked in oils, acrylics, aquatint, and clay. The facility she gained with the various mediums served her well, preparing her for a time when she would be using computer software that allowed her to switch from one simulated medium to another with the click of a mouse.

Maloff’s art has been exhibited throughout North and South America and in Europe. Recent awards include the Guerilla Painter Award from the Visual Arts Society of Texas and Second Mention of Honor at the VIII Salón de Arte Digital in Venezuela. Recent solo exhibits have been at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in California and Ceres Gallery in New York City.

Chalda Maloff holds a doctorate in Human Ecology, and she lives in Austin, Texas.