Chosen by Rebecca Wilson, chief curator of Saatchi Art, these are 10 of the most influential up-and-coming artists to know in 2018.
While fine art has long been associated with the East Coast, artists from Los Angeles continue to create stunning, provocative, and intellectual work that rivals even the best that New York City has to offer. Saatchi Art recently hosted The Other Art Fair, giving 100 emerging artists the opportunity to showcase their work in Downtown Los Angeles. Among those artists are 10 women whose work certainly deserves your attention.
Chosen by Rebecca Wilson, chief curator of Saatchi Art, these are 10 of the most influential up-and-coming artists to know in 2018. Whether you’re a novice art connoisseur or a lifetime collector, you’ll want to see what these artists have to offer. Ahead, they’re sharing the inspiration behind their work, along with their top styling tips for when you finally bring a masterpiece home. Meet the women behind the art, and shop their work while you’re at it.
Inspiration: “Chaos is a great inspiration. My studio looks like a hurricane hit with half-finished paintings and collages strewn everywhere. I get ideas from seeing the juxtaposition of visual ideas.”
Aesthetic: “My style is all over the place. I go from geometric to landscapes to portraits.”
Reaction: “I find that people tend to see things in my work that even I am blind to. Everyone is a painting whisperer, so I try not to telegraph what I’m thinking.”
Styling Tip: “I like geometric and minimalist work in modern houses. Metallic paintings are unusual and tend to get attention in a room. But with art, anything goes.”
“Wide Open”, Juror Carmen Hermo, Curator Brooklyn Museum, May 12 – June 17, 2018, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 499 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY.
“Black & White National Juried Art Show”, Juror Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum of American Art, August 1 – 23, 2015 , Reception August 1, 1 – 6 pm,Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
“Botanica”, Jurors MacKenzie Stevens, Assistant Curator Hammer Museum and Ken Harman, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary & Spoke Art. July 12 – Sept 6, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
NEW DIRECTIONS ‘14, 29th Annual National Contemporary Art Exhibition
September 27 – November 8, 2014 – Barrett Art Gallery
Opening Reception, Awards Announcement: Saturday, September 27, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Opening Reception Saturday June 14, 2014 5 – 7 pm
JUROR: Heather Corcoran: Executive Director of Rhizome at the New Museum, in New York City, NY.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) encourages emerging artists as well as those with established reputations to participate in the National Juried Competition: The 3d Print. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase contemporary works of art made using 3d printing technology that reflect innovative use of the medium, technical excellence, and personal vision.
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard / Loveladies, NJ
CAT ART SHOW LOS ANGELES will feature an original work by Karen Clark. Cats have been part of our lexicon (not to mention our home life) for thousands of years. The Egyptians frequently aligned them with the gods, like Bastet, the goddess of warfare. Later, great artists like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Pablo Picasso all created masterpieces centered around cats, sometimes showcasing them as companion, sometimes around something much deeper symbolically.
Cat Art Show Los Angeles will be the largest multi-artist exhibition of cat inspired artwork for sale ever exhibited. All artwork will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Stray Cat Alliance of Los Angeles.
Artists include: Alan Aldridge, Anita Kunz, Antony Micallef, Bovey Lee, Brandon Boyd, Britt Ehringer, Buff Monster, Christian Guémy (C215), Charlotte Dumas, Christian Furr, Clayton Brothers, Dana Veraldi, Daniel Maidman, Dean Russo, Diane Hoeptner, FAILE, Fedele Spadafora, Frank Stefanko, Gary Baseman, Guy Denning, Heather Mattoon, HUSH, Ingrid Allen, Jamie Fales, Jay Batlle, Jenny Parks, Jonathan Gent, Jonathan Yeo, Joshua Petker, JOW, Justin Bower, Justin Mortimer, Karen Clark, Katherine Streeter, Kathleen Melian, Ken Solomon, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kimberly Brooks, Langley Fox, Larissa Bates, Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, Liz Markus, Luke Chueh, Ly Quan, Marc Dennis, Marion Peck, Martin Eder, Mattia Biagi, Melinda Lerner, Mercedes Helnwein, Michael Wolf, Misako Inaoka, Natalia Fabia, Nicholas Bowers, Nicholas Chistiakov, Noel Fielding, Rachel Schlueter, Ramsey Dau, Ray Caesar, Rebecca Urias, Rob Reger, Robert Standish, Ryan Metke, Sage Vaughn, Scott Stulen, Shepard Fairey, Steve Schapiro, Tim Biskup, Tracey Emin, Vera Iliatova.
Saturday, January 25th: 7pm – 10pm
Sunday, January 26th: 12pm – 5pm
Saturday, February 1st: 12pm – 5pm
Sunday, February 2nd: 12pm – 5pm
SUSAN MICHALS, CURATOR
Susan Michals has written about art and culture in such publications Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post. She is an art consultant for clients in North America and Europe.
November 14—December 7, 2013
Reception November 14, 7-9pm
Artists include; Evan Trine, Hillary Charnas, Lisa Bayne, Kelly Castro, John Haubrich, Karen Clark, Jason Covert, Deborah Griffin, Sally Pettibon, Dan McCormack, Stephanie Sydney, Suzanne Garner, Douglas Brull, Gareth Abraham, Joseph Fleming, Dick Ott, Karen Divine, Michael Martin, Gerard Frances, Chrissy Lush, Delaney DelPonti, Olga Diasparro, Wade Harrell, Jason Bud, David Orr, Anne Spalter, Anne Black-Sinak
Curated by Rex Bruce