Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

The 9 NYC Artists You Need To Know Now

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    246

    SHARES

    19 comments
    See All Slides

    If the only artist you know is McQueen (we get it, you went to the Met), we're here to help you get your art game on. And hard. To keep you current with the new class of creatives that everyone's buzzing about, we spoke with a real-deal art pro who does this stuff, you know, for a living. As the director of Chelsea institution, the Andrea Rosen Gallery, Andrea Cashman spends her time jetting to Frieze, Venice, and both Swiss and Miami Basel in order to survey the newest and most-talked-about artists. (Oh, and she's an alum of Deitch Projects, the most rabble-rousing, party-throwing, and cool-kid-featuring gallery of the aughts). We tasked Cashman to, very literally, curate a list of her nine artists to watch, complete with all the insider dish. So, while plenty of collectors pay top dollar for Andrea's thoughts, she's given us a 2012 artist cheat sheet, with an exclusive glimpse into the future of art.

    Check out nine up-and-coming NYC artists you need to know about before they make it big.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Chicago

Beauty Advice From Motown's Diana Ross Look-Alike

When we first saw actress Allison Semmes saunter onto the stage during a performance of Motown the Musical, it was immediately clear she was born to play the role of Diana Ross. From her mannerisms to her voice, Semmes nailed it. Of course, playing one of the most legendary songstresses in music history several times a read

San Francisco

The Coolest Techie Digs In S.F.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that a generous chunk of the apps and sites we use on a daily basis operate practically right in our own backyard. Case in point: Dropbox. The storage-solving site is our work lifeline and we log in and out of it more times a day than we can count. In the real world, it exists right over in read