College for Creative Studies: Foundation


Andy Malone

Adjunct Faculty

BArch, University of Detroit Mercy

a black and white headshot of professor Andy Malone

Research Interests

Andy Malone's work focuses on physical interaction. A long held fascination with mechanical movements, architecture, chance and collaboration lie at the heart of his interactive objects and games. His playable sculptures are a means for telling stories, exploring ideas, solving problems and building community.

Professional Experience

Andy Malone graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture in 1996 and embarked on a successful career in the custom furniture and exhibit industry. Notable clients include Google, Twitch, Konami, Salesforce, Dolby, Bethesda Games, LG, Dodge, HP and T-Mobile.

Malone's playable sculptures and games have been shown in over 75 exhibitions since 1995.

Andy Malone, along with Dr. Nick Sousanis, Dr. Fred Goodman and Sambuddha Saha curated Game Show Detroit (2006) at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit and GSNYC (2011) at Columbia University. Andy also curated the Bravo! Bravo! Art Exhibition at the Detroit Opera House in 2004 and 2005.

Malone has served on the board of directors for CAID and the UDM SOA Alumni Association. Malone currently serves as Vice President of HATCH.

Malone had two recent solo exhibitions: Play Room (2017) and Happy Accidents (2019).

A portfolio and CV are available at

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions

Happy Accidents, HATCH, Hamtramck, MI 2019  

Essay’d Artist Talk, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI 2019

Mechanisms for Collaborative Artmaking, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI 2019

Play Room, The Collective, Detroit, MI 2017

Art at the Max II Artist Talk, Max M. Fisher Center (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Detroit, MI 2017

Boggs Birdhouses, Boggs School / Lafayette Greens, Detroit, MI, 2014

Sharp, Rosie, "Andy Malone" Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists, 2016, Wayne State University Press

Playable Prototypes, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, 2010

Dale Dougherty, "Makers and Spaces in Metro Detroit," Make Magazine #23, 2010

Walters, Jamie Kaye (Prod.) Henderson, Stephen (Host). Episode 4023. American Black Journal. Air Date 25 Jul 2010

Carducci, Vince. “Play Right.” Metro Times. 14 June 2006

Mazzei, Rebecca. “Mortal Combat.” Metro Times. 26 Mar 2006