Marcel Stewart is an abstract artist born and raised in Detroit, MI. Stewart has studied several styles, mediums, and techniques. Experience with watercolors, charcoal/graphite drawings, printmaking, and collages ultimately led him to abstractions. He has been practicing abstract expressionism since 2016. Marcel continues to refine his creative technique and depict his own theories of depth and color while practicing the skills of the old masters. His search for expression leads to an array of color combinations, patterns, and movements within his paintings.
Marcel has participated in a variety of exhibitions from local to international while also showcasing at various museum exhibitions. He received a scholarship to attend the College for Creative Studies, and he has also showcased his work alongside internationally acclaimed talents such as Paul Goodnight, Marcus Glenn, and Larry “Poncho” Brown. The work of Marcel Stewart can be found in many private collections throughout the United States.
Although Marcel’s art is exclusively represented by Umoja Fine Arts gallery, he is still a part of several other art organizations throughout his community. He is currently the Gallery Manager for Umoja. In February of 2021 and 2022, Marcel unveiled a painting developed for Martin Luther King day and civil rights. The unveiling caught the attention of many local news stations and brought many communities of different cultures together. Marcel has also worked very hard to co-curate and install multiple art show at Umoja Fine Arts alongside gallerist Ian Grant. Umoja's graphic design department is being led by Marcel.