Malcolm Stuart is an artist living and working in Oakland, California. His work is rooted in drawing and painting and is frequently incorporated into fashion and objects for daily use. He studied painting and drawing at SVA, but it was an airbrush apprenticeship at a mall in Jamaica Queens NYC that brought his vision into focus. With the airbrush at his command, he painted fabric, clothing and furniture, and became hooked on the thrill of having his art incorporated into people’s daily lives.

Soon he began collaborating with fashion brands, other artists and designers, museums, galleries, and companies to make designs for apparel, performance, print, and exhibitions. His work is playful—bold in its use of shape and color, and often utilizes the graphic expressiveness of cartoon. He enjoys the presence of a story, but in the form of loose and playful suggestions that are ambiguous, open to interpretation and the imagination of the viewer. His aim is to create vibrant images that are humorous, playful, odd, and curious, in as many ways and places as possible.

Malcolm is also a master hula hooper and make-up artist. 


Fashion and Products

Kendall + Kylie S/S 2017
Customization Collaboration

IKEA Summer 2017
STUNSIG Collaboration

Kendall + Kylie F/W 2016
Customization Collaboration

Joyrich, F/W 2014
Collaboration with Joyrich featuring apparel and accessories

Kruzin, F/W 2014
Shoe and apparel collaboration featuring 2 repeat prints

Joyrich, F/W 2013
Collaboration with Joyrich featuring 2 repeat prints and placement graphics. Sold worldwide.

Gerlan Jeans, The Real OG, S/S 2014 Airbrush artwork created for Gerlan’s collection

Gerlan Jeans, Mall Witch, S/S 2012 Custom airbrush shoes created for runway


Miley Cyrus dancer’s spliff costumes (2014)
Costumes created by Lisa Katnic for Mileys’ backup dancers, painted by Malcolm Stuart for Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour

Katy Perry tour costume (2011)
Costume designed by The Blonds, painted by Malcolm Stuart for Katy Perry’s California Dreams tour

Nicki Minaj on SNL (Jan. 29, 2011)
Catsuit created for performance on Saturday Night Live

Ke$ha tour costume (2011)
Costume and cape designed by The Blonds, painted by Malcolm

Hour of Xtravaganza Life Ball costumes (2008)
Costumes provided for the House of Xtravaganza for the Vienna Life Ball

Exhibitions & Fine Art

Rush Gallery Wonder World (2016)
Group show curated by Dee & Ricky

MOCA Step And Repeat (Sept.­Oct. 2014)
MOCA Geffen
Malcolm Stuart’s Fancy Airbrush Shop at the MOCA installation during MOCA’s Step And Repeat performance series

Smile Isle (Sept. 2014)
Group show curated by Daniel Rolnik
The Daniel Rolnik Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Ultimate Beach (Aug. 2014)
Group show curated by Daniel Rolnik
The Daniel Rolnik Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

MOCA We Are FriendsWithYou book launch (May 2014)
Custom airbrush painting at the book launch for FriendsWithYou MOCA

Season Of Spring (March. 2014 Group show curated by Daniel Rolnik Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena

Me Myselfie and I (May 2014) Curated by Esther Loves You Group show at Space15Twenty

Dee & Ricky (Sept. 2011)
Mural in Dee & Ricky’s Home Cooking restaurant

Camp Kid Friendly (Nov. 8, 2009)
Performance collaboration for opening of exhibit by Mike Kelley and Mike Smith
Support during filming of A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, multi­channel video installation The Sculpture Center, LIC

Pattern People (February­-March, 2009) Solo exhibition, Eyelevel BQE Gallery Brooklyn, NY

assume vivid astro focus, Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious) (May­-August, 2008)
Deitch Projects, LIC