Our Favorite Living Artists

Art is good for our spirit and mental health. It soothes us, makes us see the world from new perspectives, and evokes thought. There are so many amazing artists in the world – some well-known, others have yet to make their big breaks. Below are some of our favorites; we invite you to explore their works and be inspired.

Lara Saget


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Lara Saget’s name may sound familiar to you: She is the middle daughter of the late Bob Saget and an amazing artist in her own right. She describes herself as someone who pushes the limits because not all facts are absolute. Saget works with glass, bronze, paint, rocks, and more. Her art has been featured on the Brooklyn Bridge and in exhibitions in Washington, New York, California, France, India, Kosovo, and Italy.

Amy Sherald


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Georgia-born, NYC-based artist Amy Sherald gives insight into the African American experience through her iconic portraits. One of her many accomplishments includes being the first woman and African American to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. She also was selected and commissioned by former First Lady Michelle Obama to paint her portrait for the National Portrait Gallery.

Olafur Eliasson


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Denmark native Olafur Eliasson has been creating installations, paintings, sculptures, photography, and film since 1997. He trained in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently founded Studio Olafur Eliasson. Currently, he is exhibiting at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy. The exhibit, Nel Tuo Tempo, which runs through January 22, 2023, is Eliasson’s largest exhibition in Italy to date, combining elements such as color, water, and light.

Nina Ramos


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Nina Ramos is a Latina artist from Central Florida whose love of art stemmed from her exposure to colorful serape blankets, handcrafted jewelry, and terracotta pottery from Mexico, which heavily influences her work today. Ramos hasn’t always been a professional artist; she worked in marketing for many years. But, after digging deep into her spirit, she strategically took steps to create a life where art is her profession. If you love bright, beautiful art, you should love Nina Ramos.

Wolfgang Tillmans


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German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has a wide variety of expertise in photographic compositions, including portraits, landscapes, still lifes, sky photographs, aerial shots, and astrophotography. Tillmans currently has an exhibition at the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA), To Look Without Fear, running through January 1, 2023. It includes images portraying nightlife, abstract pieces, nudes, still lifes, and more. It is a must-visit exhibition if you find yourself in the New York City area.


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