Patricia Maloney is a curator and writer living and working in Berkeley, CA. In addition to her role as Director for Art Practical, she is a contributing writer to Artforum.com and a frequent commentator on the weekly contemporary art podcast Bad at Sports. Maloney has worked in curatorial capacities for the alternative exhibition space Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco; the UC Berkeley Art Museum; and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and as a program associate for the International Program of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has received writing residencies from LegalArt, Miami; the Philadelphia Art Hotel, and the Lannan Foundation in Marfa, TX. She holds her MA in Theory and History of Contemporary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.