Our Artist of the Week, Marcel Stewart, is an emerging artist with an eye for creativity. As a Detroit native, Stewart studied various art forms and techniques to become a master in his field. After receiving a scholarship to attend the College for Creative Studies, his work has been a key component of several local, national, and international exhibits. Several of his pieces are also a part of numerous private collections worldwide.
Since 2016, Stewart has been an abstract expressionist, following in the steps of iconic painters such as Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, and Robert Motherwell. Marcel himself has also worked alongside exceptional artists such as Paul Goodnight, Marcus Glenn, and Larry “Poncho” Brown.
In 2021, Marcel was recognized for a painting he conceptualized called “Still Uncivil,” created in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The painting, which depicts a resemblance of the American flag with the words “No Justice, No Peace” and cutouts of pivotal moments in the Civil Rights Movement, is aptly representative of the issues we still face in present-day society.
Recently, international art collector Joan LeMahieu said she was impressed with Marcel’s artistic ability when she first witnessed it. As a result, her son, fellow friends, and art collectors all have Marcel-commissioned pieces.
Marcel currently serves as the gallery manager for Umoja Fine Arts Gallery, and he will be presenting an assortment of his art pieces on April 22–23 during the “Blooming In Color Art Show” at the Umoja Fine Arts Gallery.
Get the latest from Marcel Stewart on his Instagram account.