Stone Malone is an American artist, musician, and activist. Best described as a surrealist with a comic-book flare, Malone has developed an underground following for incredibly detailed oil paintings that are recreations of his early work in ink-and-color pencil. His art is also known for bold experiments in color and his trademark use of eyes. The artist created many of the works using a unique 360-technique so that each piece could be rotated multiple times and appreciated from many angles. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Malone showed artistic promise from an early age. As a young child, he could draw coherent pictures before speaking, and decorated the walls of his home with black Sharpie drawings. He attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids and Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. In 2013, Stone opened The Stone Malone Gallery in the heart of the world-famous Melrose District in Los Angeles. The gallery launched with the One + 2 exhibit, a series of pieces from across the artist’s mixed-media collection of oil paintings, ink-and-pencil drawings, and photographs. For more information about the Stone Malone Gallery visit their website! stonemalonegallery.com
Stone's ArtPrize Entries
These are Stone's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.