Biography

I am a twenty one year old creative currently working on my brand FakeTrap By Malik Pariah.My work is a melting pot of mediums dipping into Graphic design, printmaking and Fashion.I use Fashion and printmaking to make commentary on Kitsch subculture. Movies, Runway, shows Comic books and historical figures are just a few things I can name off top that inspire me. As a youth of the twenty-first century I feel like I and of my generation have been exposed to more content at once than any other generation and I often use this melting pot of content for a jumping off point for my work. I also have always had an interest with advertisements both online and in magazines like Vogue. Even as a kid I was so interested with how we read and consume icons of pop culture and politics. Growing up on the southside of Chicago exposed me to not only works of the most famous fine artist and painters in the Art institute but also Street art and Graffiti inspiring me to reference both Low and High brow art making works that are accessible to people of varying backgrounds and ages. I have done local murals and events with Local Brands Like New Rules,a Black owned art Gallery in North Minneapolis and Corporations like Urban Outfitters and Atlantic Records. I have also styled musicians for concerts and music videos.

    Collaborations:

  • 18TH and Wood

     Exhibitions:                                                                      

  • Oxbow 2016 Artist residency
  • Scholastic arts and writing 2016 Chicago,Illinois
  • Scholastic arts and writing 2017 Chicago,Illinois
  • 2017 Chiarts Senior Showcase
  • “Session 01” 2017,Chicago,Il
  • “Session 02” 2017,Chicago,Il
  • “MPLS Creatives” Pimento Rum Bar,2018 Minneapolis,Mn
  • “Enter-change” by Obsidian Arts ,2018 Minneapolis,MN
  • “2nd Nature” New Rules,2018 Minneapolis,MN
  • “Trash-A-Whirl” Vine Arts Center,2018 Minneapolis,Mn
  • “Work in Progress”-Public Functionary, 2018 Minneapolis,MN
  • “World Peace” Vine Arts Center, 2018 Minneapolis MN
  • “No Ceilings” New Rules, 2018 Minneapolis, Mn