Katy Malone started her artistic career as a painter, exhibiting her work throughout the Southeast and becoming heavily involved in the alternative art scene in Atlanta, GA. Meanwhile she achieved a science degree from Georgia State University, and conducted research and microscopy work after graduating in 2001. In 2003, she returned to Georgia State and attained an MFA in Studio Arts. Her work moved away from strictly painting. Now she uses installation, drawing, and sculpture to explore the physical and metaphysical world opened up to her by her continuing love of the sciences.
In addition to creating art, Katy has a second calling in arts administration. After graduate school, she gained a fulltime position at the Fulton County Arts Council as the Public Art Registrar, and later moved to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to work as the Senior Assistant at the Airport Art Program. She also taught studio foundation courses at Georgia State University and the Atlanta Art Institute, and worked as a studio assistant for artist, Maria Artemis.
In January 2010, Katy joined South Arts, a regional arts organization, as a Program Director. Her programs included touring exhibits, individual artist services, and acting as the ArtsReady Project Manager, an online disaster preparedness program for arts organizations. In 2011 she co-curated an exhibition, The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st century America, on behalf of the US Embassy in Beijing which toured China and the United States.
In 2013 Katy went on to serve as the founding Education + Outreach Coordinator and then Manager for the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. The program she has been developing focuses on using art as a platform for interdisciplinary education.
Throughout all of this, Katy continues to exhibit and create visual art.