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adejoke-tugbiyeleREQ32630242
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AdejokeTugbiyelefemale1977AmericanBrooklyn, New York11232011In work ranging from subtle to unflinching, Adejoke Tugbiyele explores LGBTQ human rights issues around the world, and her own [identity](gene/sexual-identity) as a queer woman of Nigerian descent. For her, art and activism are inextricably linked. As she describes, “Activism helps me stay in touch with the issues and ideas I respond to in my work. My work in turn educates and empowers others in the LGBT movement in Nigeria and beyond. Both depend on each other.” In her earlier work, Tugbiyele focused on Nigerian female identity. Though she is now recognized for tackling LGBTQ concerns in her [sculptures](/gene/sculpture), [textiles](/gene/textile-arts), mixed media paintings, [drawings](/gene/drawing), and [videos](/gene/film-slash-video), it was not until 2012 that she felt comfortable enough with her own sexuality to embrace such subjects. She has done this in, for example, expressive sculptures of figures marginalized by society because of their sexuality.
2000-present
African Diaspora
Afrofuturism
Contemporary
Contemporary Feminist
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Gender
Installation
Performance Art
Performing Arts
Sculpture
Sexual Identity
United States
Western Africa
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aleksandra-domanovicREQ32737104
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AleksandraDomanovićfemale1981
Novi Sad, Serbia
Berlin, Germany13022017Aleksandra Domanoviç’s sculptures and video expand the scope of conventional technological history by illuminating [feminist](/gene/feminist-art), cyberfeminist, and Eastern European contributions to the development of science and the Internet. Born in the former Yugoslavia but now based in Berlin, Domanoviç builds on the notion that Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer and that the history of computing is inherently feminist. A recurring feature in her videos, prints, and modeled sculptures is the hand, which functions as a reference to the 1963 Belgrade Hand, an important development in the history of controllable prosthetics. This motif also alludes to early 1990s cyberfeminism, which was invested in the notion of the cyborg as a utopian feminist figure.
2000-present
Columns and Totems
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Digital Print
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Manipulated Photography
Mixed-Media
Photograph as Material
Post-Internet Art
Sculpture
Southeast Europe
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alex-ebsteinREQ32737912
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AlexEbsteinfemale1985
New Haven, Connecticut
AmericanBaltimore, Maryland10928016
2000-present
Abstract Art
Assemblage
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Mixed-Media
Painting
Paper Cut-Outs
Printed Matter
Sculpture
United States
Use of Common Materials
Use of Fabric
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alexandra-kehayoglouREQ32738613
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AlexandraKehayogloufemale1982Argentinian
Buenos Aires, Argentina
351404Kehayoglou crafts wool rugs as unique works of art, with a hand-tufting process that takes several months to complete. Using discarded thread from her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires, she describes her rugs as portals to memories, with a direct connection to her Greek grandparents’ past weaving of Ottoman-style carpets in Turkey. Whether room-sized, wall-hung, or used to cover furniture, the rugs take their natural subjects from the landscape of her native Argentina—forests, desert islands, Patagonian glaciers, and the _pastizales_ (grasslands) where the sheep from which the wool is sheared also graze. Kehayoglou has collaborated with [Olafur Eliasson](https://www.artsy.net/artist/olafur-eliasson), and made a carpeted runway for fashion designer Dries Van Noten, whose mossy textures referenced [John Everett Millais](https://www.artsy.net/artist/sir-john-everett-millais)’ [_Ophelia_](https://www.artsy.net/artwork/sir-john-everett-millais-ophelia) and [Éduoard Manet](https://www.artsy.net/artist/edouard-manet)’s [_Le Déjeuner sur L’Herbe_](https://www.artsy.net/artwork/edouard-manet-luncheon-on-the-grass-le-dejeuner-sur-lherbe).
2000-present
Abstract Landscape
Collective History
Contemporary
Contemporary DIY
Design
Emerging Art
Emerging Design
Flora
Handcrafted Furniture and Design
Landscapes
Modernizing of Traditional Technique
Natural Fibers
Nature
Nautical
Nostalgia
Rug
Rural Life
Sculpture
Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay)
Spain
Stool
Suspended/Hanging
Tapestry and Wall Hanging
The Environment
Urbanization
Use of Fabric
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alexia-vogelREQ32739104
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AlexiaVogelfemale1991
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
South African
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3034033
2000-present
Atmospheric Landscapes
Bright/Vivid Colors
Contemporary
Contemporary Fauvist
Contemporary Impressionist
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Flora
Landscapes
Large Brushstrokes/Loose Brushwork
Large-Scale Painting
Oil Painting
Skyscapes
South Africa
Splattered/Dripped
The Sublime
Waterscapes
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alyssa-monks
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AlyssaMonksfemale1977American77719019In paintings both visceral and lush, Alyssa Monks aims to express the most fundamental experiences of being human, including love, loss, and the search for self. She primarily concentrates on the human figure, portraying herself and acquaintances and loved ones in intimate, large-scale compositions that appear expressively naturalistic. Though she is fascinated by the material qualities of her medium, her practice is not insular; she paints to connect to the world and to others. As she has described: “My intention is to transfer the intimacy and vulnerability of my human experience into paint for someone else to connect to. Paintings are objects you need to be in the same room with to sense the energy in their surfaces. I like mine to be as intimate as possible, the painted surface like a fossil, recording every gesture and decision.”
2000-present
Bathers
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Face
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Haze
Human Figure
Hyperrealism
Implied Narrative
Individual Portrait
Nude
Oil Painting
Painting
Personal Histories
Photorealistic
The Body
United States
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amna-asghar
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AmnaAsgharfemale1984Detroit, MIAmerican
New York, NY and Detroit, MI
2323015
2000-present
Advertising and Brands
Arabic/Farsi Calligraphy
Collective History
Contemporary
Contemporary Pop
Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Emerging Art
Femininity
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Language
Painting
Personal Histories
Popular Culture
Racial and Ethnic Identity
Silkscreen
United States
9
amy-sherald
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AmySheraldfemale1973
Columbus, GA, United States
American
Baltimore, MD, United States
97101Emerging Art
13
anne-imhof
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AnneImhoffemale1978
Giessen, Germany
GermanFrankfurt, Germany60414013
2000-present
Abstract Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Cultural Commentary
Drawing
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Germany
Installation
Institutional Critique
Mixed-Media
Movement
Performance Art
Repetition
Use of Common Materials
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anya-kielar
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AnyaKielarfemale1978
New York, New York
AmericanBrooklyn, New York6518011Through uncanny sculptures and theatrical, vignette-like installations, Brooklyn-based artist Anya Kielar investigates the female form. Kieler’s varied works are informed by extensive sources, including avant-garde set design, [Surrealist](/gene/surrealism) collage, Post-Minimalist sculpture, domestic folk crafting techniques, and the decorative arts. In her subjects, she portrays the female shape in various interpretations, whether small collages of movie stars, like Audrey Hepburn and Veronica Lake, or flat cutout images that stand as free-form mannequins. These totemic forms are constructed in various ways—with painted and dyed fabric, woven burlap, or through her self-termed “sprayograms” that use a process of spraying pigment over objects to create a stencil-like outline. With strong ties to [Surrealism](/gene/surrealism), Kielar uses symbolic language—both figurative and abstract—to convey the human subconscious, likened to the pursuits of her predecessor [Man Ray](/artist/man-ray).
2000-present
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Found Objects
Human Figure
Installation
Mixed-Media
Outdoor Art
Painting
Performing Arts
Sculpture
Site Specific Art
United States
Work on Paper
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athena-papadopoulos
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AthenaPapadopoulosfemale1988Canadian11730028Athena Papadopoulos makes wildly image-laden, mixed media sculptures and works on canvas. She utilizes techniques including collage, drawing, and sewing, and eschews paint in favor of materials like mustard, Pepto-Bismol, and shoe polish, in combination with family photographs, magazine clippings, her own drawings, and various fabrics. Together, they form cacophonous, richly textured compositions. Through her work, Papadopoulos explores our penchant for revelry and indulgence, as well as the trappings of rebellion—like dyed hair or tattoos—and their appropriation and taming by mainstream commercial culture. “I think there is a sense of spontaneity and intensity embedded in my working process that I hope the viewer can see in the works,” she says. “The works are not meant to be moving upwards towards a point of precision, they are of a world that is downward and sprawling.”
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Abstract Sculpture
Canada
Collage
Contemporary
Contemporary DIY
Emerging Art
Mixed-Media
Non-Functional Design
Painting
Pastel Colors
Personal Histories
Sculpture
Soft Sculpture
Textile Arts
Use of Common Materials
Use of Fabric
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beatriz-monteavaro
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BeatrizMonteavarofemale1971Havana, Cuba
Cuban-American
Miami, FL, United States
1723023
2000-present
Adolescence
Collage
Contemporary
Contemporary Gothic
Contemporary Traces of Memory
Cuba
Drawing
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Installation
Nostalgia
Outer Space
Personal Histories
Printed Matter
Recycled
Related to Punk
Science Fiction
Sculpture
The Fantastic
United States
18
bongsu-park
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BongsuParkfemale1981
Busan, South Korea
South Korean
London, United Kingdom
2410010
2000-present
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Groups of People
Human Figure
Isolation/Alienation
Korea
Movement
Multiple Screens
Performance Art
Performing Arts
Self as Subject
The Body
United Kingdom and Ireland
20
caline-aoun
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CalineAounfemale1983
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese
London, United Kingdom and Beirut, Lebanon
17808
2000-present
Abstract Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Contemporary Minimalist
Digital Culture
Digital Print
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Focus on Materials
Glitch Aesthetic
Hard-Edged
Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine
Line, Form and Color
Political Minimalism
United Kingdom and Ireland
Work on Paper
21
camilla-emson
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CamillaEmsonfemale1985
London, United Kingdom
British
London, United Kingdom
12300The multidisciplinary artist Camilla Emson, whose work focuses on corporeality, says her practice “considers the body as an intelligent vessel.” Emson uses unconventional tools, such as salt and bleach, and employs intentionally tactile physical processes—including glassblowing, knitting, and sewing—to create “soft sculptures” and sculptural paintings. For the artist, who cites a reliance on intuition, the process of creating a work is as important as the final product. In her sculptural canvasses, she distresses, binds, and sews into cloth as a painterly process. Pendulum-like works, such as _In Vitro_ (2011), feature glass-blown baubles strapped into evocative tangles of leather, oil paint, and varnish. For the performance _Group Process_ (2013), Emson built a circular wooden bench engineered to amplify sound and sat face-to-face with participants, magnifying the sound of her heart.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Biomorphic
Ceramic
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Contemporary DIY
Cultural Commentary
Dreams / Altered States of Consciousness
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Glass as Material
Human Figure
Installation
Interactive
Mixed-Media
Performance Art
Raw vs Finished
Sculpture
Tangled Forms
The Body
United Kingdom and Ireland
Use of Common Materials
Use of Fabric
Work on Paper
22
carla-chaim
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CarlaChaimfemale1983
São Paulo, Brazil
Brazilian15647044
2000-present
Abstract Art
Automatism
Black and White
Brazil
Chance
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Creased Crinkled Wrinkled
Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Drawing
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Gestural
Installation
Line, Form and Color
Linear Forms
Molecular
Movement
Painting
Performance Art
Photography
Primary Abstraction
Sparse
Stains/Washes
The Body
Work on Paper
24
caroline-wells-chandlermbQ32631832
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Caroline WellsChandlernonbinary1985
Norfolk, VA, United States
American
New York, NY, United States
13870046
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Bright/Vivid Colors
Comic/Cartoon
Contemporary
Contemporary DIY
Contemporary Feminist
Contour Line
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Sculpture
Gender
Human Figure
Installation
Knitted and Crocheted
Psychedelic
Sculpture
Sexual Identity
Soft Sculpture
Sports/Athletics
Textile Arts
United States
Wall Sculpture and Installation
25
cauleen-smith
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CauleenSmithfemale1967
Riverside, CA, United States
American
Chicago, IL, United States
21101
1990s
2000-present
African Diaspora
Afrofuturism
Collaborations/Collectives
Collage
Collective History
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Film/Video
Human Figure
Installation
Mixed-Media
Painting
Personal Histories
Racial and Ethnic Identity
Related to Music
Science Fiction
Technology
The Fantastic
United States
26
cecile-b-evans
517598e14b3e66e93a00010c
CécileEvansB.
Cécile B. Evans
female198357643033
2000-present
Animation
Belgium
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Contemporary
Contemporary Participation
Cultural Commentary
Digital Art
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Germany
Installation
Institutional Critique
Interactive
Performance Art
Popular Culture
Post-Internet Art
Sculpture
United Kingdom and Ireland
United States
27
celia-hempton
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CeliaHemptonfemale1981
Stroud, United Kingdom
British56913013
2000-present
Abstract Landscape
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Altered and Substituted Canvases
Body Parts
Bright/Vivid Colors
Close-Up
Contemporary
Contemporary Figurative Painting
Contemporary Participation
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Erotic
Figurative Art
Gestural
Large Brushstrokes/Loose Brushwork
Nude
Oil Painting
Painting
Photographic Source
United Kingdom and Ireland
28
chloe-wise
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ChloeWisefemale1990MontrealCanadian
New York, NY, United States
31722017Riffing on consumer culture and social media trends, Chloe Wise creates paintings and objects rooted in societal critique and a self-deprecating humor. Wise is best known for her “Bread Bags” series of oil-painted urethane castings of baguettes, bagels, and pancakes embellished with high-fashion designer logos. Playfully highlighting the wealth-based associations of breadwinning and dough and addressing the uselessness of beautiful objects, “Bread Bags” draws parallels between an artist’s “brand” and brand labels, positioning the art object and the it-bag as one and the same. Similarly, her “Literally Me” series explores contemporary selfie obsession, comprising daily photographs of the artist in front of painted self-portraits. Throughout her work, Wise addresses the otherwise taboo and stigmatized through a distinct, self-reflexive lens.Emerging Art
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christiane-lyons
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ChristianeLyonsfemale1980
San Francisco, CA, United States
American
Los Angeles, CA, United States
8425013
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Appropriation
Art in Art
Bright/Vivid Colors
Contemporary
Contemporary Pop
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Flatness
Group of Objects
Groups of People
Large Brushstrokes/Loose Brushwork
Line, Form and Color
Multiple Styles
Oil Painting
Painting
Popular Culture
Repetition
Symmetrical
United States
32
claire-tabouret
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ClaireTabouretfemale1981Pertuis, FranceFrench
Los Angeles, CA, United States
91572039
2000-present
Ceramic
Childhood
Contemporary
Contemporary Figurative Painting
Contemporary Impressionist
Drawing
Emerging Art
Femininity
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
France
Human Figure
Individual Portrait
Large Brushstrokes/Loose Brushwork
Painting
Personal Histories
Photographic Source
Sculpture
33
cornelia-baltes
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CorneliaBaltesfemale1978German25015013Cornelia Baltes challenges the notion of a painting as a discrete object, working beyond the rectangular frame of the canvas on a stretcher. Her imagery is rooted in observations of the everyday—clothing, facial expressions—reduced to a few simple, sloping lines that endow the works with a sense of humor. Baltes, who works between London and Cologne, has created murals, freestanding paintings on shaped canvases, paintings extending from canvases to walls, and paintings on casters that can be moved around floors. These mechanisms expand the ways in which the medium can operate as a narrative device and examine how the gallery functions as a stage for such objects.
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Altered and Substituted Canvases
Animals
Bright/Vivid Colors
Contemporary
Contemporary Faux Naïf
Contour Line
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Germany
Humor
Immersive
Installation
Language
Painting
Representation of Everyday Objects
Sculpture
The Mundane
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cui-jie
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JieCuiCui Jiefemale1983
Shanghai, China
ChineseBeijing, China55330029
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
China
City Scenes
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Flatness
Interiors
Painting
Pulled/Scraped
Related to Film
Representations of Architecture
35
dina-danish
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DinaDanishfemale1981Paris, FranceEgyptian
Amsterdam, Netherlands
221607
2000-present
Appropriation
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Egypt
Emerging Art
France
Humor
Installation
Language
Narrative
Photography
Repetition
Research as Art
Sculpture
The Netherlands
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dineo-seshee-bopape
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DineoBopapeSesheefemaleborn 1981
Polokwane, South Africa
South African69303Dineo Seshee Bopape is known for her playful, experimental video works and cluttered installations of found objects that explore the performative aspects of culture. In her video/installation work [_The Eclipse Will Not be Visible to the Naked Eye_](/artwork/dineo-seshee-bopape-the-eclipse-will-not-be-visible-to-the-naked-eye-queen-of-necklace-sketch-ii) (2009), Bopape attempts to reconnect with her conservative South African hometown Polokwane after years of studying abroad. She films herself returning to Polokwane in a bright red dress that contrasts jarringly with her surroundings; viewers watch the video play amid an installation full of objects that suggest the trappings of suburban domesticity. Increasingly focusing her practice on time-based mediums, Bopape has in recent years explored virtual space in order to question, as she says, “If there is space within the virtual, how deep does it go? How far can a sound or an image recede?” Her more recent video works often comprise surreal mashups of both abstract and representational imagery—flowers and seascapes—combined with animation, found footage, and sounds.
2000-present
Contemporary
Contemporary Surrealistic
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Gender
Grotesque
Installation
Mixed-Media
Provocative
South Africa
The Fantastic
Unsettling
37
donna-huanca52a0d6fc8b3b818af20000f6DonnaHuancafemale1980Chicago, IllinoisAmericanBerlin, Germany76852032“I want the experience of my work to create a surreal moment similar to a hallucination,” says Donna Huanca about her immersive sculptures, installations, and performances. At the center of her work is clothing, which she scrounges from second-hand and local shops on her worldwide travels. For her, clothes serve as powerful stand-ins for the human body, as she has described: “Garments evoke bodies and carry their form and spirit.” Since 2012, she has also incorporated live models into her pieces, who she invites to improvise and interact with her surrounding sculptures and installations. These include abstract assemblages comprised of various arrangements of dyed and altered clothing; canvases marked with makeup; and objects recalling glass boxes and mirrors. References to origins, memory, time, and identity run throughout Huanca’s work, which evokes the complexity of influences that shape who we are.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Abstract Sculpture
Altered and Substituted Canvases
Body Casts/Body Prints
Contemporary
Contemporary Participation
Emerging Art
Erotic
Fashion Design and Wearable Art
Germany
Immersive
Installation
Line, Form and Color
Nude
Painting
Performance Art
Process-Oriented
Site Specific Art
The Body
The Fantastic
United States
38
elena-monzo
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ElenaMonzofemale1981Orzinuovi, ItalyItalian15000
2000-present
Collage
Contemporary
Contemporary Feminist
Drawing
Emerging Art
Erotic
Human Figure
Italy
Mixed-Media
Popular Culture
Related to Fashion
The Body
Unsettling
Work on Paper
39
elizabeth-jaeger
525c0e09c9dc2419bf0000e1
ElizabethJaegerfemale1988
San Francisco, California
AmericanBrooklyn, New York631303
2000-present
Ceramic
Contemporary
Contemporary Surrealistic
Emerging Art
Human Figure
Nude
Sculpture
United States
Use of Common Materials
40
ella-kruglyanskaya
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EllaKruglyanskayafemale1978Riga, LatviaLatvianNew York, New York30824016Ella Kruglyanskaya paints large-scale, cartoonish vignettes featuring exuberant, full-figured women and their fashion accessories. Characterized by splashy colors and patterns, her paintings depict women in revealing clothes, engaged in leisure activities or absurdist scenarios, such as [_Untitled_](/artwork/ella-kruglyanskaya-untitled) (2010), in which a woman in high heels riding a small horse is attacked by a crocodile. “I’m interested in pictorial events that are not narrative but visual and sometimes aspire to an unspoken punch line,” she has said. “The figure functions as the vessel and the space onto which the events of the painting occur.” Kruglyanskaya has produced commissions for the windows of Barney’s in New York, and her work has been compared to that of [R. Crumb](/artist/r-crumb), [Sonia Delaunay](/artist/sonia-delaunay), and [Lyubov Popova](/artist/liubov-popova).
2000-present
Bright/Vivid Colors
Comic/Cartoon
Contemporary
Drawing
Eastern Europe
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Gender
Gestural
Human Figure
Humor
Illustration/Art
Narrative
Nude
Painting
The Body
The Fantastic
Work on Paper
41
emma-webster
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EmmaWebsterfemale1989
British-American
Oakland, California662300Emma Webster collapses representational and abstract elements in gestural paintings of landscapes and humanoid or animal forms, which disintegrate under her loose but energetic brushwork. “When form and color alone guided my paintings, I was shocked to see how much my emotions pervaded the canvas,” Webster has said. “It was only when I completely abandoned pictorial depictions of people that I realized how much of my work is about the sentiment behind relationships.”
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Faux Naïf
Contemporary Traces of Memory
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Gestural
Large Brushstrokes/Loose Brushwork
Line, Form and Color
Multiple Styles
Painting
Symbolic Composition
United Kingdom and Ireland
United States
43
firelei-baez-1
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FireleiBáezfemale1981
Dominican Republic
Dominican
New York, NY, United States
35634016New York-based artist Firelei Báez investigates issues of identity construction in her paintings, collages, and drawings. Whether geographical or cultural, selfhood for Báez is malleable, and she uses art to articulate a complex formulation of her Caribbean background. Báez’s visually striking work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes and an attempt to unite communities dispersed across the globe. The artist uses humor and the imagination to create alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.
2000-present
Caribbean
Contemporary
Contemporary Grotesque
Contemporary Surrealistic
Drawing
Emerging Art
Gender
Highly-Detailed
Human Figure
Hybrids and Imaginary Creatures
Illustration/Art
Personal Histories
Racial and Ethnic Identity
The Fantastic
United States
Work on Paper
44
fritzia-irizar
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FritziaIrizarfemale1977
Culiacán, Mexico
MexicanCuliacán, Mexico7411011Fritzia Irizar looks at the emotional, economic, and cultural values assumed by objects, interrogating the systems that propagate, authenticate, and sustain such readings. Based in Culiacán, Mexico, Irizar is particularly interested in geological objects of mythical and economic value. Although currency is a large part of Irizar’s investigations, her work extends beyond explorations of economic systems, examining the relationship between communities and the raw minerals from which currency is produced, and revealing the sociocultural myths surrounding the production of value. Irizar also focuses on the ways in which surface appearances affect perception; she often works with salt crystals and diamonds, two objects that look similar but are worlds apart in market value.
2000-present
Collective History
Consumerism
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Cultural Commentary
Deep Time
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Food
Installation
Knitted and Crocheted
Mexico
Performance Art
The Art Market
Use of Precious Materials
45
gabriele-beveridge50f02616f7f2be981a001660GabrieleBeveridgefemale1985
Hong Kong, China
British
London, United Kingdom
1452005Gabriele Beveridge creates sculptural assemblages in which she stages found photographs and magazine cuttings amongst arrangements of eclectic materials—that have included crystals, marble slabs, and a eucalyptus log. Mining images from back issues of magazines and advertisements, Beveridge takes them out of context and places them in tactile, surreal compositions. In her installation Newly Laundered Smile I (2012), a sepia-toned image of a female model printed onto an old vinyl screen is framed and hinged to a wall, beneath which a row of cacti is suspended. “My work is a kind of estrangement of nostalgia, constructing environments or redundant imagery that construe something familiar and yet uncanny, removing the context with which they were originally associated.” Beveridge’s work has been compared to that of [Alice Channer](/artist/alice-channer), [Anthea Hamilton](/artist/anthea-hamilton), and [John Stezaker](/artist/john-stezaker).
2000-present
Assemblage
Color Photography
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Engagement with Mass Media
Face
Found Objects
Glamour
Human Figure
Humor
Individual Portrait
Installation
Light as Subject
Mixed-Media
Organic Material
Photographs of Surfaces
Photography
Popular Culture
Portrait
Related to Fashion
Sculpture
United Kingdom and Ireland
47
gery-georgieva
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GeryGeorgievafemale1986Bulgarian15000Georgieva’s practice merges glitzy pop aesthetics and digital culture with her Eastern European heritage through performance, film, sound installation, and music-making. Scrambling references, and with a predilection for sparkling veneers, Georgieva constructs an ambiguous artistic vernacular. For the multi-media installation _Solo Romantika_ (2014), a silver lamé drape curtain used in pop stars’ tours draws to reveal a video projection in which a figure is covered in glitter. As her alter-ego Vera Modena, Georgieva performs a cappella laments over Bulgarian beats, using the presence of her body to explore notions of authenticity and belonging.
2000-present
Caricature / Parody
Collective History
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Digital Art
Eastern Europe
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Glitch Aesthetic
Humor
Installation
Performance Art
Popular Culture
Post-Internet Art
Related to Music
United Kingdom and Ireland
48
gizem-karakas
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GizemKarakaşfemale1987Ankara, TurkeyTurkishIstanbul, Turkey3101
2000-present
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Institutional Critique
Multiple Screens
Turkey
49
guan-xiao
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XiaoGuanGuan Xiaofemale1983
Chongqing, China
ChineseBeijing, China1581006Juxtaposing past and future and primitive and high-tech, Guan Xiao employs modern technology to address and unravel her cultural and physical environment and personal thought processes. Her work disregards linear time, instead considering diverse cultures and artifacts in a more holistic manner. Her comparisons of regionally and chronologically disparate objects expose similarities among civilizations, regions, and eras while avoiding solid conclusions. In this regard, her work stands as a puzzle that the viewer is meant to solve. Both her videos and sculptures address the ways viewers read and respond to visual cues; for example, Xiao’s David video, named for Michelangelo’s sculpture, is an absurdist commentary on the contemporary commercialization of a centuries-old sculpture, while her work Core Sample positions tripod-like sculptures as future artifacts and scientific samples.
2000-present
Antiquity as Subject
Appropriation
Art in Art
China
Collecting and Modes of Display
Collective History
Consumerism
Contemporary
Contemporary Archaeological
Contemporary Conceptualism
Cultural Commentary
Deep Time
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Found Objects
Humor
Installation
Mixed-Media
Resin
Science Fiction
Sculpture
Technology
Time
50
hannah-blackSCQ28870780
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HannahBlackfemale1981
United Kingdom
36707
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Sculpture
Contemporary
Contemporary Feminist
Cultural Commentary
Drawing
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Fractal-like / Kaleidoscopic
Globalization
Repetition
Sculpture
Suspended/Hanging
Technology
The Body
United Kingdom and Ireland
51
hannah-levy
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HannahLevyfemale1991
New York, New York
AmericanFrankfurt, Germany362600Sculptor Hannah Levy breaks apart and reconfigures often overlooked items to create subtly anthropomorphic combines that suggest the familiar detritus of the industrialized world. She uses the term “design purgatory” to describe the banal objects she repurposes, which include such trade materials as medical devices, pool handrails, and napkin dispensers. Most often rendered in polished steel and vinyl, the works seek to balance the elements of abstract sculpture and associative assemblage. In their combination of soft materials, often flesh colored, and hard metal, her untitled sculptures speak in the subtle language of medical and commercial design, finding metaphor for the human body in the machinery that mediates it.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Sculpture
Architecture's Effects
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Found Objects
Germany
Linear Forms
Metal
Non-Functional Design
Open Form
Political Minimalism
Sculpture
Sparse
The Mundane
United States
52
heather-guertin
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HeatherGuertinfemale1981
Worcester, Massachusetts
AmericanBrooklyn, New York552808
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Gestural Abstraction
Emerging Art
Face
Failure
Flatness
Human Figure
Humor
Layered Images
Painting
Performance Art
United States
53
heidi-schwegler
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HeidiSchweglerfemale1967
San Antonio, TX, United States
American
Portland, OR, United States
3270024
2000-present
Contemporary
Contemporary Re-creations
Decay
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Sculpture
Film/Video
Glass as Material
Humor
Imitated Material
Installation
Mimicking Ruined Materials
Obsolescence
Representation of Everyday Objects
Sculpture
The Mundane
United States
Wall Sculpture and Installation
54
helen-johnson
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HelenJohnsonfemale1979Australian10823015Emerging Art
55
ivana-basic
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IvanaBašićfemale1986
Belgrade, Serbia
SerbianNew York, NY55824023
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Grotesque
Creased Crinkled Wrinkled
Emerging Art
Figurative Sculpture
Film/Video
Grotesque
Individual Portrait
Mixed-Media
Mutated Bodies
Polychrome Sculpture
Prints
Sculpture
Slumped/Draped
Soft Sculpture
Southeast Europe
Suspended/Hanging
The Abject
The Body
Viscous Forms
56
jamian-juliano-villani
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JamianJuliano-Villanifemale1987
Newark, New Jersey
AmericanBrooklyn, New York35522010
2000-present
Bright/Vivid Colors
Comic/Cartoon
Contemporary
Contemporary Grotesque
Contemporary Pop
Contemporary Surrealistic
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Flatness
Grotesque
Human Figure
Multiple Styles
Mutated Bodies
Painting
Psychedelic
United States
57
jana-euler
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JanaEulerfemale1982
Freidberg, Germany
GermanBrussels, Belgium122403
2000-present
Belgium
Contemporary
Contemporary Grotesque
Cultural Commentary
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Germany
Human Figure
Installation
Institutional Critique
Layered Images
Painting
Personal Histories
Photorealistic
Sculpture
Symbolic Composition
The Body
58
jennifer-avery
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JenniferAveryfemale1983American
New Bedford, Massachusetts
218600
2000-present
Black-and-white Photography
Childhood
Contemporary
Contemporary Grotesque
Contemporary Participation
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Human Figure
Mixed-Media
Mortality
Mutated Bodies
Performance Art
Photography
The Fantastic
United States
Unsettling
59
jesse-mockrin
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JesseMockrinfemale1981
Silver Spring, MD, United States
American
Los Angeles, CA, United States
20716016Emerging Art
60
jesse-moretti
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JesseMorettifemale1983Miami, FloridaAmericanNew York, New York7326026Jesse Moretti uses illusionistic techniques to play with the space between flatness and dimensionality in her vibrant, geometric abstractions. Large strokes, saturated gradients, and hard edges characterize Moretti’s paintings, prints, and sculptures. She draws on aesthetics associated with [op art](/gene/op-art), graphic design, and digital manipulation tools. According to Moretti, her cast of floating, colliding forms reference “architecture, landscape, design and myth, reimagining them to become something other,” as she has said. “I am interested in how historical references may collapse into the present and create a proposition towards an alternate conception of cultural objects.”
2000-present
Abstract Painting
Appropriation
Contemporary
Contemporary DIY
Design
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Installation
Mixed-Media
Painting
Psychedelic
Sculpture
The Environment
United States
Work on Paper
61
jessi-reavesSCQ32637209
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JessiReavesfemale1986
Portland, Oregon
AmericanNew York, New York27303
2000-present
Contemporary
Design
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Sculpture
Focus on Materials
Found Objects
Furniture
Humor
Restored and Repurposed
Sculpture
The Fantastic
United States
Upholstered Furniture
Use of Common Materials
63
jill-mulleady
53eb55ac7261694566d50000
JillMulleadyfemale1980UruguayArgentine64804
2000-present
Animals
Contemporary
Contemporary Surrealistic
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Human Figure
Hybrids and Imaginary Creatures
Implied Narrative
Oil Painting
Painting
Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay)
The Fantastic
United States
Woodcut and Linocut
Work on Paper
64
jordan-rathus
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JordanRathusfemale1983
Princeton, NJ, United States
American
Brooklyn, NY, United States
3420011
2000-present
Contemporary
Contemporary Fact versus Fiction
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Film/Video
Glamour
Humor
Photography
Self as Subject
Travel/Tourism
United States
65
julia-dault
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JuliaDaultfemale1977
Toronto, Canada
CanadianBrooklyn, New York269154024Julia Dault is known for richly textured paintings on pleather, silk, and spandex, and for sculptural works fixed to gallery walls with string and knots. Plexiglas, formica, and Everlast boxing wraps—Dault’s materials of choice—lend her sleek abstract sculptures a raw, industrial aesthetic, while they retain a certain naturalness through their rounded organic forms. In her paintings, Dault likewise focuses on depth and materiality by building up colorful layers of paint and vinyl and then scraping parts away. For instance, the sharp-edged, fan-shaped cuts into the monochromatic black painting _Jordache_ (2012) reveal an array of colors, rhythmic gestures, and surprising materials beneath the surface. “There is something very fleeting about Dault’s work; a sense of movement and manipulation reminiscent of highly-stylized time machines,” wrote one critic.
2000-present
Abstract Painting
Bright/Vivid Colors
Canada
Contemporary
Contemporary Gestural Abstraction
Curvilinear Forms
Dynamism
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Iridescence/Opalescence
Line, Form and Color
Painting
Process-Oriented
Pulled/Scraped
Related to Music
Sculpture
Shiny/Glossy
Transparent/Translucent Medium
United States
Use of Common Materials
66
kameelah-janan-rasheed58c2d2fcc9dc247e69d1fa31KameelahRasheedJananfemale1985
East Palo Alto, CA, United States
AmericanUnited States4202Emerging Art
68
kate-steciw
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KateSteciwfemale1978AmericanBrooklyn, New York42963030Kate Steciw’s sculptures, video installations, and photographs have been associated with the post-internet movement and are inspired by events in popular culture. Her digital photographic collages interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation, splicing together a disparate group of objects that mirror how internet is consumed; the images, taken out of their commercial context, are reimagined as contemporary abstract mosaics. Other work by the artist, like her 2012 series “Boundless Hyper,” incorporate mixed-media materials, such as glass beads, stickers, car ornaments, and bandages. Steciw aims to make photographs that “move beyond the 2D and exist in 3 and even 4D spaces or implied spaces but also juxtapos[e] the mundane or expected with the altered or intangible,” as she has said.
2000-present
Collage
Consumerism
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Digital Culture
Digital Print
Emerging Art
Line, Form and Color
Manipulated Photography
Photograph as Material
Photography
Photomontage
Post-Internet Art
United States
69
katja-mater
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KatjaMaterfemale1979Dutch33150132000-present
Emerging Art
The Netherlands
70
katy-cowan
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KatyCowanfemale1982
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
American
Los Angeles, California
792601
2000-present
Abstract Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Color Fields
Contemporary DIY
Contemporary Minimalist
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Line, Form and Color
Painting
Photogram
Process-Oriented
Sculpture
Sparse
United States
Use of Common Materials
71
ketuta-alexi-meskhishvili
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Ketuta
Alexi-Meskhishvili
female1979Tbilisi, GeorgiaGeorgianBerlin, Germany51503
2000-present
Abstract Photography
Blurred
Caucasus
Contemporary
Contemporary Vintage Photography
Emerging Art
Flora
Germany
Manipulated Photography
Multiple Exposure
Nostalgia
Photography
Photomontage
Shadows
Snapshot Aesthetic
Staged Photography
Traces/Indexes/Implied Presence
72
kirsten-deirup
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KirstenDeirupfemale1980
Berkeley, California
AmericanNew York, New York608072000-present
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
United States
74
langdon-graves52f3ffe78b3b81d2370005d6LangdonGravesfemale1979VirginiaAmericanBrooklyn, New York8639025In her drawings and sculptures, Langdon Graves depicts disembodied parts of the human form, homing in on eyes, ears, and teeth, and manipulating them with meticulous technical skill. She introduces unusual qualities, such as bees teeming around a pair of hands, or sculptures in which imagined domestic objects are imbued with corporeal innards. _Case_, for example, is a sea foam-colored pillow-like object sprouting hair, with a red “organelle” seeping out of a half-open zipper. For Graves, her objects and drawings are steeped in folk traditions and mysticism, and interrogate the construction of reality and beliefs. “The work on the whole seeks to reveal that a reality constructed by our beliefs and one determined by actual events are one and the same,” she has said.
2000-present
Body Parts
Contemporary
Contemporary Surrealistic
Drawing
Emerging Art
Erased and Obscured
Figurative Art
Illustration/Art
Medical/Health
Multiple Styles
Photorealistic
Sculpture
United States
Work on Paper
75
lauren-keeley
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LaurenKeeleyfemale1986
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
British
London, United Kingdom
112808Lauren Keeley plays tricks on her viewers through a variety of media, including intricate wooden cut-outs, fabric, paper, and photographic printing processes. She manipulates each material and its relationship to the surrounding composition to create optical illusions in both two and three dimensions. Each “image”—which is as much a sculpture as a mixed-media collage—resonates with a sense of contemplative mystery cast by Keeley’s use of starkly contrasted colors and lighting. With parts of their scenes often extending beyond the frame, each work comes to feel like a single moment within a larger narrative.
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Altered and Substituted Canvases
Contemporary
Contemporary Pop
Contemporary Surrealistic
Digital Culture
Digital as Manual
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Focus on Materials
Interiors
Mixed-Media
Painting
Patterns
Relief
Silhouettes
Symbolic Composition
United Kingdom and Ireland
76
lee-maida
534860178b3b81225b00006a
LeeMaidafemale1983
Bridgeport, Connecticut
AmericanBrooklyn, New York151601
2000-present
Abstract Art
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Line, Form and Color
Painting
Performance Art
Sculpture
The Body
United States
Use of Fabric
77
leigh-ruple
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Leigh Ruplefemale1984
Ohio, United States
American
Brooklyn, NY, United States
1512011
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Body Parts
Bright/Vivid Colors
Color Theory
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Flatness
Geometric
Human Figure
Line, Form and Color
Oil Painting
Painting
United States
78
lena-henke
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LenaHenkefemale1982
Warburg, Germany
German
New York City and Frankfurt
58707Working in photography, sculpture, and installation, Lena Henke mashes-up references to art historical movements, Freudian theory, city life, the interplay between nature and culture, and sex. She grew up on a horse farm and now lives in Frankfurt and New York. Images of horses and saddles, and such urban detritus as subway grates and wire fencing have made their way into her pieces. “The street is always really inspiring for me. Big topic,” she once stated. Among her projects is _Yes, I’m Pregnant_ (2014), a comic book and series of colorful, semi-abstract sculptures through which she narrates the tale of a sculpture’s unplanned pregnancy. Not content to stop at making art, Henke partners with Marie Karlberg to organize offbeat, pop-up exhibitions, presented at places ranging from a nail salon to Karlberg’s own bedroom.
2000-present
Art in Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Emerging Art
Found Objects
Germany
Installation
Photography
Political Minimalism
Restrained Forms
Sculpture
Sparse
Technology
The Fantastic
Use of Common Materials
79
lindsay-lawson
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LindsayLawsonfemale1982
Biloxi, Mississippi
AmericanBerlin, Germany3321012Lindsay Lawson works across media, broadly considering the spaces that mediate relationships and the roles objects play as agents of these relations, particularly as online systems continue to transform definitions of the social. Since 2008, the Berlin-based artist has focused on eBay as a site of communication and exchange, honing in on specific objects that mediate correspondences. A fixture of this project has been a three-dimensional printed smiling rock, whose agate bands evoke a rustic smiling face. The project includes videos imagining the spatial dynamics of relationships on the internet, as well as documentation of communications and actual objects. A larger sense of time is at stake for Lawson, as the smiling rock exhibits layers of compressed geological history. Digital Art
Emerging Art
82
margaret-haines
53ab221872616932864d0700
MargaretHainesfemale1984
Montreal, Canada
Canadian
Los Angeles, California
11800
2000-present
Adolescence
Artists’ Books
CalArts
Canada
Cinematic
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Contemporary Feminist
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Fashion Design and Wearable Art
Film/Video
Mixed-Media
Performance Art
Popular Culture
United States
83
margaret-lee
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MargaretLeefemale1980
Bronx, New York
AmericanNew York, New York731603Artist, curator, and dealer Margaret Lee is prolific among interconnected endeavors; she creates her own work, collaborates with other artists, and runs a New York City gallery space. Though thriving on constant collaboration with other artists, in her personal work Lee explores the idea of the readymade object, working by hand to create artwork that strays from mass-production. For example, in hand-painted replicas of potatoes, Lee individually cast the vegetables from single molds, thus preventing the creation of editions. She often assembles her objects in disparate pairs, such as a watermelon and a boot. Lee says her practice was greatly informed by [Ed Ruscha](/artist/ed-ruscha)'s book _Babycakes with Weights_ (1970), wherein he playfully juxtaposed an infant with succeeding pages of various cakes.
2000-present
Animals
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Food
Installation
Representation of Everyday Objects
Sculpture
United States
84
margo-wolowiec
52cb3afecb4c2783ee0001c1
MargoWolowiecfemale1985
Detroit, Michigan
American
San Francisco, California
52450030
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Sculpture
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Gestural Abstraction
Dense Composition
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Erased and Obscured
Figurative Art
Figurative Sculpture
Film/Video
Glitch Aesthetic
Grid
Mixed-Media
Photomontage
Prints
Process-Oriented
Screen Format
Sculpture
Textile Arts
United States
85
marilia-furman
5597d13072616965ae0003c6
MariliaFurmanfemale1982
São Paulo, Brazil
BrazilianSao Paulo, Brazil341500
2000-present
Art That Plays With Scale
Brazil
Collective History
Conflict
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Sculpture
Installation
Interactive
Political
Political Minimalism
Sculpture
Social Action
Unsettling
Use of Common Materials
Wall Sculpture and Installation
87
melike-kara
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MelikeKarafemale1985
Bensberg, Germany
GermanCologne, Germany3432507In her expressionist, rustic figures, Melike Kara negotiates the relationship between forms and gestures to explore social relationships and individual subjective states. A student of [Rosemarie Trockel](/artist/rosemarie-trockel), Kara focuses on the immediacy of bodily forms rendered through frenetic accumulations of lines or small, misshapen clay figures. Regardless of media, Kara’s work is unmistakably of the artist’s hand. Although composed of simple forms and mostly monochromatic colors, the Cologne-based artist’s pieces attempt to convey emotional and psychological energy through gesture. Kara translates complex constellations of energy and feeling into recognizable forms placed in novel relation to one another.
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Caricature / Parody
Contemporary
Contemporary Faux Naïf
Contour Line
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Figurative Sculpture
Germany
Gestural
Groups of People
Human Figure
Interlaced Bodies
Mutated Bodies
Painting
Scenes of Everyday Life
The Body
88
mimi-jung
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MimiJungfemale1981
Seoul, South Korea
Korean-American
Brooklyn, New York29606
2000-present
Abstract Art
Color Gradient
Contemporary
Contemporary Minimalist
Densely Textured or Haptic Surface
Design
Emerging Art
Emerging Design
Furniture
Korea
Leather/Hide
Natural Fibers
Open Form
Painting
Sculpture
Tapestry and Wall Hanging
Textile Arts
United States
Use of Fabric
Woven/Perforated
89
nadira-husain
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NadiraHusainfemale1980Paris, FranceFrenchParis & Berlin864700Nadira Husain’s intricately detailed tempera-on-canvas paintings feature kaleidoscopic arrangements that riff on traditions of Indian [miniature painting](/gene/miniature-paintings) and Kalamkari painting, a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile traditionally produced in parts of India and in Iran. She combines these influences with motifs from European and Eastern imagery and with abstract geometrical patterns. These large-format hybrid works forgo linear perspective in favor of non-hierarchical spatial structures, as picture and frame, high and low cultural references, and principal and ornamental figures interact on equal terms. Her work and approach also extend to three dimensions, as in her pieces composed of ceramic tiles and Indian powder paint.
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Comic/Cartoon
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Contemporary Feminist
Cultural Commentary
Dense Composition
Emerging Art
Femininity
Figurative Art
Flatness
Flora
Fractal-like / Kaleidoscopic
France
Gender
Human Figure
Hybrids and Imaginary Creatures
Illustration/Art
Mixed-Media
Modernizing of Traditional Technique
Nature
Painting
Patterns
Popular Culture
Related to Religion
Sculpture
Silkscreen
Tempera
The Fantastic
90
nancy-lupo
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NancyLupofemale1983
Flagstaff, Arizona
American
Los Angeles, California
123101
2000-present
Animals
Appropriation
Assemblage
Childhood
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Emerging Art
Erotic
Figurative Art
Found Objects
Non-Functional Design
Popular Culture
Sculpture
The Domestic and Domesticity
United States
Yale University School of Art
91
nathlie-provosty
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NathlieProvostyfemale1981AmericanBrooklyn, New York30089074American artist Nathlie Provosty employs a variety of media but is best known for her work with oil on linen, at a variety of scales. Often working with monochromatic scales of color, Provosty creates compositions that can appear aesthetically simple but through an adroit, painterly application of pigment, contain depths of field that envelop the viewer. To enhance this effect, she often plays with the matte and glossy finishes of paint, adding an almost reflective quality that helps to draw the viewer into and across the works’ layers. Provosty is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including a Fulbright Fellowship to India for painting in 2004, and more recently, she was the recipient of the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Painting.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Linear Forms
Painting
Related to Religion
Sparse
United States
Work on Paper
92
ndidi-emefiele
554b46dd7261696e40150a00
NdidiEmefielefemale1987Abuja, NigeriaNigerian22658046
2000-present
Bright/Vivid Colors
Contemporary
Contemporary Feminist
Contemporary Pop
Emerging Art
Face
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Focus on Materials
Individual Portrait
Mixed-Media
Mutated Bodies
Painting
Patterns
Related to Fashion
Western Africa
93
nikki-maloof
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NikkiMalooffemale1985Peoria, IllinoisAmericanBrooklyn, New York127000Nikki Maloof’s portraits of imagined animals and humans explore the potential of paint and figuration to convey emotions. Although her work is [figurative](/gene/figurative-painting), the Brooklyn-based artist’s practice is more process-driven as she coaxes her paint to find the exact moment where color, line, and gesture cohere as an expression of psychic or emotional energy. A tropical, colorful setting suffuses many of her paintings, creating a warm palette and feeling for her emotional avatars. In her other works, she returns to [historical paintings](/gene/history-painting), such as those by [Courbet](/artist/gustave-courbet), reinventing figures from realist, historical, or allegorical scenes to home in on specific emotions or interior lives, often projecting what their lives would be in a contemporary milieu.
2000-present
Animal Portrait
Animals
Collage
Contemporary
Drawing
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Nature
Painting
United States
Yale University School of Art
95
odessa-straub
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OdessaStraub
Odessa Straub
female1989
Brooklyn, New York
AmericanBrooklyn, New York11118013
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Assemblage
Collage
Contemporary
Contemporary Color Fields
Contemporary DIY
Emerging Art
Layered Images
Mixed-Media
Painting
Sculpture
United States
Use of Common Materials
96
park-mcarthur
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ParkMcArthurfemale1984
Raleigh, North Carolina
AmericanNew York, New York96606Park McArthur uses her sculptures and installations to challenge the status quo and gives a voice to those marginalized by societal structures. Among her foremost concerns are questions of access for and exclusion of people with disabilities, and the prejudices underlying social norms. Her work is conceptually driven and often composed of utilitarian materials such as blocks of foam or a Wikipedia entry. For a recent exhibition, McArthur questioned normative authority in a series of blank public sign works, reconfiguring and removing the language and symbols from existing signs to create an intentionally opaque series of directives that confront the prescriptive power of the format.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Sculpture
Contemporary
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Focus on the Social Margins
Found Objects
Installation
Mixed-Media
Political
Political Minimalism
Recycled
Research as Art
Sculpture
Sound Art
The Body
United States
98
phoebe-boswell
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Phoebe Boswell
female1982Nairobi, KenyaKenyan
London, United Kingdom
223007
2000-present
African Diaspora
Animation
Black and White
Collective History
Contemporary
Contemporary Grotesque
Drawing
Eastern Africa
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Grotesque
Human Figure
Illustration/Art
Migration
Mortality
Murals and Wall Drawings
Personal Histories
Portrait
Racial and Ethnic Identity
Trauma and Struggle
United Kingdom and Ireland
Violence
Work on Paper
99
polly-morgan
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PollyMorganfemale1980British1581205Polly Morgan employs the language of the macabre and makes taxidermy sculptures that range from elegiac to eerie. In works large and small, Morgan arranges animals in both realistic and fantastical compositions. One series features snakes twisted into elegant, almost unrecognizable knots; when placed on pedestals, the snakes look like three-dimensional infinity symbols or totems for nature’s virility. In another body of work, Morgan pays homage to the exquisite beauty and delicacy of birds. Miniature [baroque](/gene/baroque) chandeliers hang under bell jars and light the tiny, perfectly arranged bodies of blue tits and baby chicks. Diverging from the scientific realism of [Damien Hirst](/artist/damien-hirst)’s formaldehyde animal sculptures, Morgan employs abstraction and [romanticism](/gene/romanticism) to communicate stories about her once-living subjects.
2000-present
Animals
Contemporary
Contemporary Surrealistic
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Found Objects
Glass as Material
Modernizing of Traditional Technique
Related to Literature
Sculpture
Still Life
United Kingdom and Ireland
100
popel-coumou
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PopelCoumoufemale1980NetherlandsDutch
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
21230023
2000-present
Architecture
Architecture's Effects
Collage
Contemporary Fact versus Fiction
Drawing
Emerging Art
Interiors
Large-Scale Photography
Layered Images
Light Art
Light as Subject
Lightbox
Manipulated Photography
Outdoor Art
Photography
The Netherlands
101
rachel-rosereganart
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RachelRosefemale1986AmericanNew York, New York43811010Rachel Rose’s dreamlike video works often center on the concept of mortality and include montages that are neither narrative nor abstract. She zooms in on her footage to highlight concrete textures—of an antique painting or a mascara’d eyelash, for example—and adds layers of haunting sounds and opaque speech. But there are also clear characters and settings in Rose’s videos, such as a polar bear in captivity who has lost his sensitivity to snow, or [Philip Johnson](/artist/philip-johnson)’s _Glass House_ in a downpour.
2000-present
Architecture's Effects
Art in Art
Close-Up
Collective History
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Contemporary Surrealistic
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Found Footage and Found Video
Glitch Aesthetic
Immersive
Installation
Layered Images
Popular Culture
Post-Internet Art
Projection
Related to Music
Science
Sound Art
United States
102
rachel-rossin
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RachelRossinfemale1987
West Palm Beach, Florida
AmericanNew York, New York85720012The New Museum and New INC’s first-ever virtual reality fellow, New York-based artist Rachel Rossin works at the forefront of this new medium, creating imaginary digital worlds that can only be accessed through an Oculus Rift. A self-taught programmer, Rossin blends together images from art history, popular culture, and modern technology in her virtual reality simulations, which have been described as “[algorithmic collages](http://ssiiggnnaall.com/exhibitions/rossin/),” “[gravity-defying 360° views](http://ziehersmith.com/exhibition/139/lossy),” and “[dantesque underworlds](http://ssiiggnnaall.com/exhibitions/rossin/).” For the first time in her practice, Rossin merged painting and virtual reality for her exhibition “Lossy” at ZieherSmith gallery in 2015. She displayed abstract paintings alongside Oculus headsets, which provided viewers with an immersive experience inspired in part by the paintings themselves.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Digital Art
Digital Culture
Emerging Art
Gestural
Immersive
Installation
Interactive
Mixed-Media
Painting
Performance Art
Personal Histories
Popular Culture
United States
103
rose-marcus
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Rose Marcusfemale1982
Atlanta, GA, United States
American
New York, NY, United States
4621012Emerging Art
United States
104
samara-scott
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SamaraScottfemale1985
London, United Kingdom
British
London, United Kingdom
66606Everything is fair game for Samara Scott, who conveys the image, information, and product overload of contemporary life in installations, sculptures, and mixed-media wall pieces made of a mash-up of consumer detritus. The artist describes her work by saying, “There is a high street, Disneyland quality, a relentless toxic positivity to the work. I am using seduction as a tool to lure people in.” Primarily interested in making site-specific work—which she claims she wants to “nestle, snuggle, and embed” in the various spaces in which she presents her projects—she collapses the distinctions between art and the everyday in all of her pieces. Scott’s installations command the room. She has taken over walls with murals composed of smears of toothpaste and magazine clippings and covered floors with oozing forms made out of a cacophony of materials and appearing as toxic puddles.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Sculpture
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Assemblage
Consumerism
Contemporary
Contemporary Archaeological
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Found Objects
Installation
Mimicking Ruined Materials
Organic Material
Popular Culture
Sculpture
United Kingdom and Ireland
Use of Common Materials
105
sara-cwynarreganart
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SaraCwynarfemale1985
Toronto, Canada
CanadianBrooklyn, New York92862034Sara Cwynar is inspired by the aesthetics of antiquated studio photography and the unnatural cleanliness of contemporary commercial imagery. Her practice exists at the juncture of old and new, analog and digital, nostalgia and futurism. Cwynar creates assemblages from found objects and pictures; she then photographs the assemblages and reproduces the images as c-prints. In her own words, she takes these found elements “out of the shared image world and into a space for personal, often very obsessive intervention.” Although Photoshop plays a role in the final work, nearly every stage of Cwynar’s process takes place in pre-production. The artist’s still-life images are highly manipulated while maintaining references to reality, foregrounding the artist’s interest in photography’s power to deceive.
2000-present
Advertising and Brands
Appropriation
Canada
Collage
Collecting and Modes of Display
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Digitally Manipulated
Emerging Art
Glitch Aesthetic
Group of Objects
Kitsch
Manipulated Photography
Nostalgia
Photography
Popular Culture
Process-Oriented
Sculpture-Based Photography
Staged Photography
United States
Use of Vintage Imagery
Yale University School of Art
106
sara-vide-ericson
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Sara-VideEricsonfemale1983
Hälsingland, Sweden
SwedishStockholm, Sweden39885081
2000-present
Cinematic
Conflict
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Flatness
Human Figure
Implied Narrative
Love
Oil Painting
Painting
Personal Histories
Psychoanalysis
Representation of Everyday Objects
Scandinavia
Self-Portrait
107
sarah-palmer
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SarahPalmerfemale1977
San Francisco, California
American131505It’s not always easy to decipher the still life photographs of Sarah Palmer. The artist carefully combines objects—from ephemeral slips of paper to discarded seashells—in ways that defy the way we normally interpret images, creating a delicate balancing act between undercurrents of meaning and ambiguity. By choosing from material that can be oddly familiar or utterly banal, she tugs at the viewer’s sense of memory and lost time, while invoking thoughts of the boundary between photography and the reality of objects. “I seek to catalog photography’s guts through intentionality and accident,” she says. “To examine the boundary of the real and the invented, the immediate and the hidden, the desirable and the grotesque.” Palmer was awarded the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize for her series “As a Real House”.
2000-present
Color Photography
Contemporary
Contemporary Surrealistic
Contemporary Traces of Memory
Emerging Art
Gender
Nature
Photography
Representation of Everyday Objects
Staged Photography
Still Life
Symbolic Composition
United States
Unsettling
108
sasha-pirogova
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SashaPirogovafemale1986Moscow, RussiaRussianMoscow, Russia4605Emerging Art
109
shadi-habib-allah
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ShadiAllahHabibfemale1977Palestinian28903Shadi Habib Allah questions the ways in which objects circulate in society, and what this suggests about value, economics, and politics. Allah works with a variety of artistic disciplines that includes installation, video, sculpture, performance, and drawing; these take as points of origin real conditions in the world, or demonstrate the artist’s experience with laws and regulation. For example, Allah’s multi-part work titled _S/N: 8F1GNA0021_ (2012) documented his act of commissioning a camera to be stolen from a clandestine marketplace and fashioning it with a new shell to hide its illicit acquisition. Another series stemmed from an incident in 2009, in which one of Allah’s sculptures was confiscated and destroyed at the Tel Aviv airport. Using drawing, he made 1:1 representations of the room in which his sculpture was destroyed, based on third-party descriptions.
2000-present
Artist as Ethnographer
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Contemporary Fact versus Fiction
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Installation
Israel
Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine
Personal Histories
Political
Racial and Ethnic Identity
Research as Art
Sculpture
United States
Work and Workers
111
silvia-forese
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SilviaForesefemale1984Verona, ItalyItalian
London, United Kingdom
5000
2000-present
Abstract Art
Bright/Vivid Colors
Comic/Cartoon
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Flatness
Graffiti/Street Art
Humor
Installation
Italy
Painting
Representation of Everyday Objects
Use of Common Materials
112
sofia-leiby
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SofiaLeibyfemale1989AmericanChicago, Illinois3201403
2000-present
Contemporary
Contemporary Gestural Abstraction
Emerging Art
Gestural
Painting
United States
Work on Paper
114
sol-calero-1
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SolCalerofemale1982
Caracas, Venezuela
VenezuelanBerlin, Germany19042042In her immersive, vibrant installations and paintings, Sol Calero mines her Latin American heritage to create works that foreground and celebrate its culture. Exploring the long-fraught relationship between her region of the world and Europe and America, she seeks to challenge the ways in which Latinos have been caricatured. She describes her motivation by saying, “I started wondering what Latin American art would have been if we hadn’t had such a big European influence, if we weren’t so focused on what was out there and more thinking what could we do ‘here.’” She sends up Latin American stereotypes by presenting brightly painted spaces hung with paintings bursting with tropical fruit. For one project, she transformed a gallery into a hybrid of a functioning beauty salon and salsa studio. Not content to focus only on her own work, Calero also co-runs a project space, called Kinderhook & Caracas.
2000-present
Andes Region (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela)
Appropriation
Bright/Vivid Colors
Contemporary
Contemporary Conceptualism
Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Design
Emerging Art
Figurative Art
Food
Germany
Immersive
Installation
Migration
Painting
Political
Popular Culture
Representation of Everyday Objects
Sculpture
116
stephanie-washburn
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StephanieWashburnfemale1980American4326026Stephanie Washburn’s digital color prints are the result of mixed-media installations that are carefully crafted and then photographed. Her materials are diverse and domestic—butter, feathers, flowers, plastic wrap; Washburn affixes the substances and items to her television while screening her favorite programs, whose images bleed through the surface messes she creates. The final product—the photograph—is abstract, with only hints of blurred familiarity. Washburn splits her time between Los Angeles and Ojai and has exhibited extensively in California.
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Abstract Photography
Blurred
Color Photography
Contemporary Feminist
Drawing
Emerging Art
Film/Video
Layered Images
Painting
Photographs of Surfaces
Photography
The Body
United States
Work on Paper
117
summer-wheat4e08f9ca56c2fc00010028a9SummerWheatfemale1977
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
AmericanNew York, New York19885012When asked to describe her own pieces, Summer Wheat says they are “sensual, disturbing, ugly but beautiful,” and have a “skidrow messiness with refined elegance.” Critics have agreed with this characterization of Wheat’s work, which includes sculptural installation, drawing, and most notably painting. Wheat—who cites [Sue Williams](/artist/sue-williams), [Caroll Dunham](/artist/carroll-dunham), and [Willem de Kooning](/artist/willem-de-kooning) as her favorite artists—makes figural depictions of anonymous individuals, using a selection of vividly clashing colors and thick [impasto](/gene/impasto). She says that she looks for innovative ways to apply the paint to canvas, and has used syringes, mops, and brooms. Wheat has employed her garish and grotesque aesthetic to make social critique, as in the suite of works presented in her solo exhibition “Hi-Lo” (2012), which parodied members of both the wealthy and destitute classes.
2000-present
Abstract Painting
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Bright/Vivid Colors
Contemporary
Contemporary Grotesque
Emerging Art
Failure
Figurative Painting
Gestural
Grotesque
Human Figure
Impasto
Individual Portrait
Large Brushstrokes/Loose Brushwork
Painting
Portrait
Rough
The Fantastic
United States
118
tahnee-lonsdale
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TahneeLonsdalefemale1982British
Los Angeles, CA, United States
8341017
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Landscape
Abstract Painting
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Biomorphic
Bright/Vivid Colors
Contemporary
Contemporary Faux Naïf
Emerging Art
Face
Fragmented Geometry
Geometric
Interiors
Line, Form and Color
Mediated View
Mutated Bodies
Painting
Representation of Everyday Objects
Representations of Architecture
Text
The Fantastic
United Kingdom and Ireland
119
tatiana-berg
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TatianaBergfemale1985
Washington, D.C.
AmericanBrooklyn, New York24935033Calling figuration and abstraction “meaningless distinctions,” Tatiana Berg combines the two, producing paintings that burst with the boundless physical energy of their making. She draws inspiration from art history, her “contemporary painting heroes” [Dana Schutz](/artist/dana-schutz), [Nicole Eisenman](/artist/nicole-eisenman), and [Amy Sillman](/artist/amy-sillman), social media, and television, especially the _Mad Men_ series. As evidenced by the fat, gestural brushstrokes and trickles of paint that fill her canvases, Berg works rapidly and intuitively, discarding what displeases her, while continually pushing out compositions ranging from entirely abstract to loosely figurative. She works in two- and three-dimensions, building tent-like sculptural pieces out of individual, painted canvases. Of her muscular, vigorous process she states: “I need a one-to-one connection from my body to the thing that I'm making, and a paintbrush is really close. […] It's the most mainline avenue to connect brain, eye, and hand.”
2000-present
Abstract Art
Abstract Painting
Abstract Sculpture
Altered and Substituted Canvases
Contemporary
Contemporary Gestural Abstraction
Emerging Art
Focus on Materials
Irregular Linear Forms
Line, Form and Color
Painting
Patterns
Process-Oriented
Sculpture
Splattered/Dripped
Tangled Forms
United States
121
tschabalala-selfreganartQ32638964
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TschabalalaSelffemale1990
New York, New York
American
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
143729024Tschabalala Self builds a singular style from the syncretic use of both painting and printmaking to explore ideas about the black female body. The artist constructs exaggerated depictions of female bodies using a combination of sewn, printed, and painted materials, traversing different artistic and craft traditions. The exaggerated biological characteristics of her figures reflect Self’s own experiences and cultural attitudes toward race and gender. “The fantasies and attitudes surrounding the Black female body are both accepted and rejected within my practice, and through this disorientation, new possibilities arise,” Self has said. “I am attempting to provide alternative, and perhaps fictional, explanations for the voyeuristic tendencies towards the gendered and racialized body; a body which is both exalted and abject.”
2000-present
Abstract versus Figurative Art
Contemporary
Contemporary Figurative Painting
Cultural Commentary
Emerging Art
Erotic
Femininity
Figurative Art
Figurative Painting
Flatness
Intersectionality
Mixed-Media
Multiple Styles
Painting
Personal Histories
Racial and Ethnic Identity
Sculpture
Sex
United States
Use of Fabric
Yale University School of Art
122
valerie-snobeck-1
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ValerieSnobeckfemale1980
Wadena, Minnesota
AmericanBrooklyn, New York15128022
2000-present
Contemporary
Emerging Art
Found Objects
Installation
Sculpture
United States
Use of Common Materials
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