John F. Malta

About

John F. Malta is an award winning illustrator and art director who works out of a studio located in Ridgewood, NYC. He art directs projects with the Portland based studio Bent Design Lab and has worked on a myriad of editorial, advertising, and commercial projects. In addition to his client work he has self-published over 30 books, zines, anthologies, and comics - exhibiting regularly at festivals like Comic Arts Brooklyn and Comic Arts Los Angeles alongside partner and collaborator Siobhán Gallagher

John’s paintings and installations have been exhibited widely across the country at galleries such as New Image Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Spoke Art NYC, Superchief, Good Mother Gallery, and Think Tank LA. 

Malta is currently co-curating Sick Sad Summer Art Book Fair - a new book fair and art exhibition taking place in July 2019 in New York City. He is the editor and publisher of Universal Slime an annual comics and art anthology that is in its seventh issue, a Xeric Foundation grant recipient, and his comics Haunted Francis [2019] and Living Land [2017] were awarded Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.

Fests & Fairs Comic Arts Brooklyn \ Comic Arts Los Angeles \ CAKE Chicago \ TCAF Toronto \ Cartoon Crossroads Columbus \ Sick Sad Summer Art Book Fair \ MoCCA Fest NYC

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Interviews & Features AIGA Eye on Design \ Amadeaus Magazine \ Apartment Therapy \ Cooler Gallery \ The Design Kids \ Juxtapoz

Awards & Honors American Illustration \ Xeric Foundation Grant Recipient \ Society of Illustrators Silver Medal \ 3 x 3 Bronze Medal \ SVA Alumni Society Grant Recipient

2019 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
MoCCA Fest, Metropolitan West | New York, NY
TCAF, Toronto Reference Library | Toronto, Canada
CAKE, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo | Chicago, IL
Sick Sad Summer Art Book Fair, Cooler Gallery | New York, NY
Glazed, Elder Place | Brighton, England

2018 Exhibitions & Book Fairs

Velvet Ropes, Patrick Parrish Gallery | New York, NY
Life is 2 Short, Delicious Vinyl | Los Angeles, CA
Unboxed, Fem Foundry | New York, NY
The Great Outdoors, Permanent Maintenance | New York, NY
Comic Arts Brooklyn, Pratt Institute | New York, NY
Comic Arts Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA
MoCCA Fest, Metropolitan West | New York, NY
One of Design, Brooklyn Pop Up Gallery | New York, NY
Kansas City Zine Con, UMKC | Kansas City, MO

2017 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Go Figure, Spoke Art | New York, NY
Flash Me, Canal Street Market | New York, NY
Sort & Repeat, Good Mother Gallery | Oakland, CA
Pop Up Show, Brainfreeze Comics | Nashville, TN
Till Doomsday Book Launch, Desert Island | New York, NY
Comic Arts Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA
Comic Arts Brooklyn, Pratt Institute | New York, NY
Release the Hounds Book Launch, Desert Island | New York, NY
Five Year Anniversary, Superchief Gallery | New York, NY
TCAF, Toronto Reference Library | Toronto, Canada
MoCCA Fest, Metropolitan West | New York, NY
Pop Up Show, Friend Mart | Los Angeles, CA
Snail Farm and Friends, Spoonbill Books | New York, NY
Kansas City Zine Con, El Torreon | Kansas City, MO

2016 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Comic Arts Los Angeles, Think Tank Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Comic Arts Brooklyn, Our Lady of Mount Carmel | New York, NY
Flash Me, Cooler Gallery | New York, NY
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Columbus Library | Columbus, OH
Tomorrow, Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery | San Francisco, CA
MoCCA Fest, Metropolitan West | New York, NY
Kansas City Zine Con, UMKC | Kansas City, MO

2015 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Everything’s Cool and Nothing Sucks, New Image Art Gallery | Santa Monica, CA
Comic Arts Los Angeles, Think Tank Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Comic Arts Brooklyn, Our Lady of Mount Carmel | New York, NY

2014 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Good Grief, Roy G Biv Gallery | Columbus, OH
Chilled Air, Think Tank Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Comic Arts Brooklyn, Our Lady of Mount Carmel | New York, NY

2013 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Tonight We Fight, New Image Art Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Pop Up Show, Space 15 Twenty | Los Angeles, CA
John Doe Show, Double Punch Gallery | San Francisco, CA
Four Square, Double Punch Gallery | San Francisco, CA
Greatest Hits, Wonderfair Gallery | Lawrence, KS

2012 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Eye Candy x Society of Illustrators, Fowler Arts Center | New York, NY
Dude Monsters, Think Tank Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival w/ Space Face Books | New York, NY
100 Ghost Stories, Wonderfair Gallery | Lawrence, KS

2011 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Shut the Door, Paradigm Gallery | Philadelphia, PA
Revibe, Gallery 831 | Columbus, OH
This Might Be It, Skylab Gallery | Columbus, OH
Decay, Junctionview Studios | Columbus, OH

2010 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
Psychedelic Summer, Rare Gallery | New York, NY
The Delusion of Eating, Shelf Gallery | Columbus, OH
Penny Pinch, Mahan Gallery | Columbus, OH
This is Black Sail, Canzani Gallery | Columbus, OH
What’s the Big Idea, Double Punch Gallery | San Francisco, CA
All Hallow’s Eve, Gallery 831 | Columbus, OH

2009 Exhibitions & Book Fairs
F%$@ing Life, Spore Print InfoShop | Columbus, OH
CCAD Artist Market | Columbus, OH



 

Info

E-Mail  johnfmalta@gmail.com
Phone  917-232-0493

Contact for Project Inquiries

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Clients

The New York Times
The New Yorker
Dr. Martens
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Honda
Adult Swim
MAD | Museum of Arts & Design
Best Friends x All Elite Wrestling
Hasbro
Nordstrom
WIRED Magazine
VICE Comics
MIT Technology Review
The Washington Post
The Boston Globe
Curbed
Runner's World
Ash Vs. Evil Dead
Mike Tyson Mysteries
Reunion: Goods & Services
NYLON Magazine
The Village Voice
Valley Cruise Press
Quality Eats NYC
The Woolie NYC
TEDxKC
The Stranger
Portland Mercury
Asset International
The Globe & Mail
Space Face Books

Various Bands, Indie Wrestlers, Music Venues, Alternative Weeklies,
Record Labels, Punk Houses, DIY Spaces, and more.