MALLORY PAGE BIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHY

Mallory Page is a New Orleans-based artist specializing in large-scale, thinly-layered monochromatic paintings.  

Page’s compositions employ multiple layers of monochromatic hues that cascade the canvas. Working with a delicate color palette, at first glance Page’s works appear soft, subtle, and delicate. Closer inspection reveals an arduous and meticulous process, in which over the course of many days, paint is both poured and applied with long, sweeping brush strokes, layer upon layer.  With each composition focusing on a singular hue, Page’s work is a sophisticated study in perception, exploring how measured changes in color and light can effect shifts in visual understanding.  Rendered on an imposing scale, her compositions become enveloping environments of their own.

Page was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, a region with a vibrant, often mystical, culture and distinctive geographical landscape. Her work subtly and abstractly engages with this heritage, as well as with the questions that arise from acute self-awareness — i.e. the position of an independent woman and artist within a more traditional social terrain.  

Page’s practice is also informed by the legacies of first and second generation abstract expressionists (Agnes Martin, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keefe) who explored similar questions of space/place, identity, and the subconscious through abstraction, repetition, and process.

Though her art practice has been cultivated since childhood, Page first pursued a career in design (B.I.D., Louisiana State University). Her interests early on lied in the relationship between space and identity: how the spaces we live in can define us just as much as we can define them. As her questions became more personal and abstract, her exploration transitioned from architectural interiors to the canvas, a medium she describes as more open to contradiction and possibility.  

 Page’s work is held in private collections internationally and has been featured in Architectural Digest, Southern Living, House Beautiful, and Southern Living, among others.


b. Lafayette, Louisiana, 1983 

EDUCATION 

2005: 
Louisiana State University 
B.A. Interior Design, Minor Architecture History 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2017: 
Garden of Ambition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX
Unexplained Celebration, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX 

2016: 
Night Swimming, White Linen Night Installation, New Orleans, LA 

2015: 
Mallory Page Recent Paintings: Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX 
Knocking From the Inside: Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

2014:
Married in a Fever: Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX 

2013: 
Broken Snow Globe: White Linen Installation, New Orleans, LA 

2012: 
Tree House: White Linen Night Installation, New Orleans, LA 
Astral Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018:

Emergence, Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston, TX

2016: 
La Femme, Curated by Don Marshall, New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Benefit Auction 
The Art Show, Blue Print Store, Dallas, TX 

2014: 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Benefit Auction 

2013:
Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Group Show, Houston, TX 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Benefit Auction 

2012:
NOLA: NOW- Abstraction, Curated by Don Marshall, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA 

2010: 
Louisiana Public Broadcasting Live Television Auction, Baton Rouge, LA 

2009: 
Art Melt, Brunner Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA 
Southern Open, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA 

SELECT AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS 

2017:
"Beyond the French Quarter: Experiencing New Orleans Like a Local," Vogue, April 2017
"Stylish New Orleans Showhouse," Traditional Home, April 2017

2015:
"The Next Chapter," House Beautiful, May 2015
Runner-up, Art and Photography, New York Book Festival

2014:
"Favorite Finds," Architectural Digest, December 2014
"Twelve southern Artists to Buy Now," Southern Living April 2014
"Objects of Designer," Avenue Magazine (New York), March 2014
"True Colors," D Home, February/March 2014

2013:
"Favorite Finds," Architectural Digest, July 2013

2012:
"In Abstract," (Cover Story), The Independent, July 2012
"A Trifecta of Art Goodness," D Magazine, August 2012

2011:
"Finding Balance in Style," Art New Orleans Magazine, July 2011

2010/2011:
Louisiana Home and Garden (Cover), December 2010, February 2011 

2009:
Cover Artist, Annual Report, Acadiana Center for the Arts