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7 Top Art Influencers

Angela Ashman | December 1, 2016 | Feature Features National

Artists on the next generation and more!
ROAD TO NOWHERE Adam John Manley's Itinerant Landmarks series showcases mobile directionals, like the electric sign shown here.

Curated Up-and-Comers
Which S.D. artists should be on your radar for 2017? Local pros share their thoughtful picks.

Wendy Maruyama, legendary woodworker behind The wildLIFE Project
Look out for Adam John Manley. His work, which ranges from sculptures to handprinted books, was defined while [he lived] in S.D., researching the desert areas and working with urban landscapes, all before moving outward to waterworks.

Scott B. Davis, founder of the Medium Festival of Photography
Morgan DeLuna is a local artist using photography for an extended series of self-portraits—exploring notions of appearance and identity. DeLuna is building on the history of photography with depth and thoughtfulness.

Michelle Montjoy, 2016 Creative Catalyst Fellow for River at OMA
Whether Carrie Minikel is categorizing objects she gathers from the street, making weapons inspired by her grandmother or thinking about the volumes of her family members, her work is infused with elegance, intelligence and a deep observation of the world we inhabit.

Victoria Fu, 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and assistant professor at USD
Kate Clark is an interesting artist who connects communities and institutions with their public spaces and mythologies. Her current project is Parkeology, a public art series about lesser-known sites, stories and senses of our urban parks. She is focusing on Balboa Park as her current site.


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