- Year of birth, place
- 1917, Toledo, Ohio, United States
- Year of death, place
- 1997, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
- Robert Mallary studied at the Escuela de las Artes del Libro, Mexico City (1938–1939), the Painter’s Workshop School in Boston (1941), and the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City (1942–1943). 1942/1943 worked with José Clemente Orozco on a research project on experimental media. 1949/1950 taught at the California School of Art, Los Angeles. 1950–1954 taught at the Hollywood Art Center School. 1959–1967 taught at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and 1967–1996 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 1963/1964 Guggenheim Fellow. Member of Art And Technnology (E.A.T.).
Exhib.: 1959, »16 Americans«, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1960, Whitney Sculpture Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 1961, »Art of Assemblage«, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Lit.: R. M., “Computer Sculpture: Six Levels of Cybernetics,” in: »Artforum«, vol. 7, no. 9, May 1969, pp. 29–35. R. M., “Notes on Jack Burnham’s Concepts of a Software Exhibition,” in: »Leonardo«, vol. 3, no. 2, April 1970, pp. 189f. R. M. and Caxton C. Foster, “Comments on Software and Hardware,” in: »Leonardo«, vol. 3, no. 4, October 1970, pp. 492f.