Aqeel Malcolm’s work utilizes textiles and fashion as a medium for exploring the intersections of his identity as a Black, Queer, African American, and Jamaican American male. Malcolm’s work addresses “masculinity,” what defines it today, and the effects of that definition through exploration of the barbershop environment and culture. He is the first recipient of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Arts Fellowship at the Museum of Arts and Design and has graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fiber from Maryland Institute College of Art. Malcolm is based in New York.