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MALISA is an Oakland-based Illustrator born and raised in Singapore. 

She finds joy in reflecting on her world and the human experience, capturing moments that are oftentimes overlooked. Drawing from personal experiences, meditating on relationships, and celebrating the beauty of the human body are all reoccurring themes in her work. She has a strong attraction to natural and organic subjects, using art as a platform to create dialogues between life and death, man and nature, peace and conflict. 

Using watercolors, gouache, and acrylic as her main medium, she remains a lover of traditional art in a technological age. 


Upcoming Events

Vending: KERA-THON pop-up, 25th Sep 2022, Primarosa Salon, Point Richmond, 11am-4pm

Vending: Summer Moon Market, 30th Sep 2022, Alameda, 6pm-10pm 

Showing: 510 All-Star Show, Nielsen Arts, Berkley, Dec 3rd 2022

Showing: Solo Show, Farleys East, Oakland, DATE: TBD

Vending: Makers Market, 8th Oct 2022, Santana row, San Jose, 11am-6pm

Vending: SJ Made Sidewalk Show, 15th Oct 2022, 11am -5 pm 


2022            Art Vendor, Makers Market, Santana row, SJ

                    Art Vendor, Head West Market place, Alameda

                    Group Show, As Far As We Grow, SJ Made, SJ

                    Group Show, Wonderland, Helvella Art, Oakland 

                    Group Show, Mushi Mushi, Helvella Art, Oakalnd 

                    Group Show, Spring Show, Fireside, Alameda 

                    Virtual Show, Hearts In SF, San Francisco General Hospital Foundations

                    Group Show, Small Works Show, Soft times Gallery, SF      

2021           Group Show, Miyazaki Spirit, Cukui Art Gallery, SJ

                   Art Vendor, Urban Air Market, SF 

                   Art Vendor, San Jose Holiday Craft Market, SJ

                   Group Show, Miyazaki Spirit, Cukui Art Gallery, SJ

                   Virtual Online Show, "Through the Looking Glass", Voss Gallery, SF

2018           Art Vendor, Urban Air Market, SF 

                   Group Show, Cat Show, The loin, SF 

                   Art Vendor, Oakland Mural Festival, Oakland 

                   Group Show, Black Light Show, Hero Complex Gallery, LA 

                   Group Show, Flight of the Spirits, Cukui Art Gallery, SJ 

                   Group Show, Valentines Day Art Show, The Loin, SF

                   Solo Show, Tenderloin Art Walk, Alter. SF 

                   Group Show, Chinese New Year Art Show, Chinese Cultural Center, SF 

                   Group Show, Send me Across the Sea. Vol.2, Book and Job Gallery, SF  

2017           Group Show, 100.100.100, Fleetwood, SF 

                   Group Show, Portrait Show, The Loin, SF 

                   Group Show, Meow That's What I call Art, Vol. 2, Sketchpad Gallery, SF 

                   Group Show, Art Span Open Studio, Journal Building, SF 

                   Group Show, Good Vibes Only Art Show, Sketchpad Gallery, SF

                   Group Show, Meow, That's what I call art. Vol. 1, Sketchpad Gallery, SF

                   Group Show, Chocolate and Art Show, San Francisco, SOMA Art Center

                   Group Show, Sci-fi Noir, Heron Art Studio, SF

                   Group Show, Leading Ladies, Sketchpad Gallery, SF 

                   Group Show, Official Archie Show, Gallery 1988 East, LA

                   Group Show, 100.100.100, Sketchpad Gallery, SF 

                   Group Show, Send Me Across the Sea, Book and Job Gallery, SF 

                   Group Show, Breast, An Art Exhibition on Form and Function, Public Works, SF

                   Group Show, Love Is Love, The Gallalary, SF 

                   Group Show, Official Rick And Morty Show, Gallery 1988 East, LA

2016           Group Show, Moon Prism Power, The Gallalary, SF 

                   Group Show, Tree and The Rock, Gallery 1988 East, LA 

                   Group Show, Midnight, Light Grey Art Lab, MN

                   Group Show, Year of the Monkey King, Sketchpad Gallery, SF

                   Group Show, Deep Cuts: Kurt Russell Tribute Show, Public Works, SF

                   Group Show, No Touching: Arrested Development Tribute Show, Heron Art Studio, SF 

                   Group Show, Alice in Wonderland, Hero Complex Gallery, LA

                   Group Show, Aqualumina 

                   Group Show, Botanica; Jewels of the Earth, Light Grey Art Lab, LA

                   Group Show, Miyazaki Spirit, Sketchpad Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                   Solo Show, Untitled, Philz Coffee, Van Ness, San Francisco , CA  

2014           Rhode Island School of Design Illustration Senior Show, RI

2012           Fall Harvest Exhibition Student run exhibition. RI

                   Harvest Exhibition Student run exhibition. RI

                   Pameran Postkad Exhibition, Singapore

 2011          Daliah Gallery Exhibition, "Azalea beckons", Singapore

 2010          Rainbowartsprojects, "Ladies Cut, Shampoo and Blow Dry", Singapore

                   LaSalle Diploma Show, Singapore

                   Minutes of meeting Exhibition, Singapore

                   Pameran Poakad Exhibition, Singapore

 2009          Tape it up, Tape it down, Singapore

                   Almost Accidental Exhibition, Singapore


2016        School Of the Sacred Heart- Portraits of 8 buildings 

                Jessica Carew Craft- Comissioned sketch

2015        Hanger Magazine-Editorial Illustration 

2014        Jabs- Ongoing collaboration with Brown university for a social and Ethical comic book

                Black Lantern Music- Album Cover Commission

                Steakout- Mascot Revision Illustration

                Virginia Quarterly Publication- Editorial Illustration

                One Armed Scissor- Album Cover Illustration

                Blue Horse Camp Singapore- Logo and Flyer Design

                Big Cheese and Pub- Logo Redesign

2013        Inch Chua - Album Cover Illustration

                Lomography - La Sardina DYI Customization

                Logam design – Commissioned Lobby Painting

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