CORVALLIS, Ore. – “Found and Formed,” an exhibition of artwork by Brenda Mallory, will be on display Jan. 6-29 at the Fairbanks Gallery of Art at Oregon State University.

The gallery will hold a morning coffee reception for Mallory’s exhibition opening from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, and the artist will give a gallery talk at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. 

Mallory’s work addresses ideas of interference and disruption in long-established systems of nature and human culture. The Portland-based artist works in mixed media sculpture, using a variety of materials, including cloth, fiber, beeswax and found objects. She creates multiple forms joined with crude hardware that imply tenuous connections or repairs.

Mallory grew up in Oklahoma and is a member of the Cherokee Nation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and English from UCLA and a bachelor’s in fine arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. She is a recipient the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, the Native Arts and Culture Foundation Fellowship in Visual Art and the Ucross Native Fellowship.

For more information on Mallory’s work, visit

Fairbanks Gallery of Art is OSU’s professional art gallery. Its mission is to initiate, produce and present scholarly visual art exhibitions to advance contact and dialogue with original works of art as an indispensable part of a liberal arts education. 

The gallery is located in Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for the Corvallis Art Walk.

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