Malcolm Stuart lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His work is a continuum of painting, costume, makeup and performance. Originally from Santa Rosa, CA, Malcolm has spent the better part of his life straddling the worlds of visual art and dance performance. Over the past several years, he has carefully woven the two together through the creation of costume and makeup for performances, but it wasn't until his development of the air brush that his two dimensional forms could seamlessly merge with flesh and clothing. In addition to have several solo shows, Malcolm has also collaborated with Assume Vivid Astro Focus at Deitch Projects and has created a performance with Mike Smith and Mike Kelley at the Sculpture Center.
Malcolm regularly collaborates with designers to make his custom creations. His most recent collaborations are with The Blonds, Gerlan Jeans, Peggy Noland and Dee & Ricky. His work has been worn by Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Ke$ha and has been part of numerous performances, including the Vienna Life Ball (2008). Each piece is custom designed and painted to suit the needs of each project. In addition to Malcolm’s unique style, he is trained in the classic street style of airbrush and can make work that has any combination of elements and colors. Since each piece is created by hand, he has total control over the end result.
Malcolm is also a master hula hooper and make-up artist.