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contemporary artists

A     (contemporary artists)

abdessemed, abdel (b. 1971 in algeria)... paris-based conceptualist...he has a studio in paris...some of his artwork is large...he sells through the ny-based gallerist david zwirner gallery... sells to Steven A. Cohen...(4_14_12)... more info here (10_7_12)
abelow, joshua... shows at art frieze, ny (5_5_12)
***abramovic, marina
(b. 1946) a Belgrade-born New York-based Serbian performance artist
(6_16_12)... more info here (7_2_12)
abts, tomma
... a painter... born in germany...  (5_11_12)
acconci, vito (5_6_12)
ackerman, rita ... art at art fair NADA NYC (5_5_12)
adler, amy (3_11_12) L.A., on the faculty at UCSD
ahearn, john...art at ny's frieze art show...ny artist (5_5_12)
***ai wei
wei
  (b. 1957) chinese artist and political dissident...of beijing, china... he communicates with the world through his blog and twitter account... according to "frontline," ai weiwei is the most documented chinese public figure... his studiio was bulldozed in about 2009 (3_29_11).... Larry Gagosian desires to represent ai weiwei, according to the WSJ. (4_1_11)... Held captive by Chinese authorities for 81 days for his outspokenness against Chinese oppression. (5_27_12) Majorly influenced by Warhol. (3_17_12) (5_12_12)... became a hit in 1997 after showing at Documenta in Kassel Germany (6_1_12)
(6_9_12) (6_16_12)... he has 40 cats in his compound in beijing... his father, the poet Ai Qing was sent away in exile by the communist government... Ai Qing was sent to the far western part of China for nearly 20 years.... Ai Qing's son Ai Weiwei was there as his father was beaten and humiliated-- WSJ..... Ai Weiwei assisted with the design of beijing's great bird's nest olympic stadium... alison klayman recently made a documentary film (called "ai weiwei, never sorry") about ai weiwei... A link to the teaser for the film is here...more info about ai weiwei is here (7_2_12)
aitken, doug (b. 1968 in redondo beach, ca)... west coast multimedia artist... of venice, ca... "famous in every modern art scene in the world" - WSJ...works with a team of artists (5_5_12)... friends with the esteemed philanthropist, heiress, and art patron maja hoffman... more info here  (10_27_12)
alexander, peter... friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12)
allen, terry
(b. 1943)... artist and musician... more info here (6_28_12)
alma, ray
(age 47)...a cartoonist for Mad Magazine... In the society of illustrators in new york.. drawing veterans at walter reed national military medical center.(5_27_12)
altfest, ellen... a ny-based painter (6_3_12)
alys, francis
(b. 1959)... a belgian artist... more info here (11_2_12)
amenhoff, gregory
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
amer, ghada
...previously affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11)
anderson, scott
(painter) of Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
andre, carl (b. 1935) (5_6_12)... american minimalist artist... more info here (6_28_12)
apritchard, francis... of london's hackney district  (5_6_12)
aranda, julieta (b. 1965)... mexican artist... (7_14_12) 
armusik, eric
(painter) of Pennsylvania?, b. 1973 (10_1_10), in the style of Carravagio
arnold, anandamayi... uses heavyweight german crepe paper in her art dresses (6_14_12)
arnoldi, chuck
... friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12)
arrechea, alexandre ... cuban artist (5_21_12)
asher, michael (5_11_12)
ataman, kutlug... turkish artist (5_4_12)
attia, kader
... french artist (6_23_12)
auerbach, frank (7_7_12) (b. 1931 in gemany)... impasto painter... more info here (7_7_12)
***auerbach, tauba (age 31, lives in NY) (b. 1981) (5_6_12) paintings at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)... more info here (8_22_12)
axell, evelyne... art at ny's frieze art show (5_5_12)

aycock, alice (1971 art inspired by visit to death valley) (6_9_12)

B     (contemporary artists) 

baca, judith (very prolific muralist and professor at UCLA) b. 1946, of L.A.
bader, darren... art at ny's frieze art show (5_5_12)
baer, josephine gail "jo"... (b. 1929)... american minimalist artist... more info here (8_22_12)
bailey, stuart 
(5_6_12)
***baldessari, john
(b. 1931)of Santa Monica, CA... connected with Mr. Brainwash of L.A. (3_11_12)  ... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12) (3_29_12) ...L.A.-based artist (5_6_12) (5_11_12)... on the MOCA board... more info here (6_29_12)... I saw one of his paintings today at the MOCA in L.A. (7_22_13)
ballengee, brandon
... reptile art
(6_1_12)
balmond, cecil... sri lankan architect (6_4_12) (6_9_12)
balzano, christian... of livorno, near tuscany (1_13_13)

***banksy
, british clandestine street artist...one of the two most famous street artists in the world, along with Shepard Fairey (1_13_12) ...more info here (7_10_12)
baranek, frida... brazil... (4_21_12)
barney, matthew (b. 1967) (5_11_12)... american artist... more info here (11_3_12)
baugh, casey
, of New England.  I really like his artwork.  I would like to paint in a similar fashion one day.  He's been mentored by schmid, richard  (1_6_12)
bedia valdes, jose
(mildly dark abstract painter) b. 1959, of Cuba
***bell, larry.
.(b. 1939). a very close friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12) ...L.A. artist (5_6_12) ... he lives and works in nm... he maintains a studio in venice ca...more info here (7_10_12)
beltracchi, wolfgang... possibly the most skillful art forger in modern times... more info here (2_23_14)
benglis, lynda
(5_27_12)
bengston, billy al
(b. 1934)... american artist... more info here (6_28_12)

berlant, tony... friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12)
bertolo, diane... buffalo, NY, 1977 (4_26_12)
berryhill, gene
of Southern CA (photography and mixed media)... musician... (3_11_12)
bessone, amy... painter... married to the artist thomas houseago (5_14_13)
bhabha, huma
... pakistani artist
(5_13_12)
bidlo, mike
(3_11_12)
biller, les
of Santa Monica? (a friend to jazz musician and sculptor, Herb Alpert)

billich, charles
.(b. 1934).. sport artist... more info here (7_17_12)
bleckner, ross
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
bochner, mel
... conceptual art, much use of text
(6_1_12)
boisvert, clinton... of ny (5_13_12)... in Dec. of 2002, Mr. Clinton irresponsibly created art that mimicked terrorism... more info here (9_14_12)
boland, grant(great painter) of NL, Canada
bond, rosario
... miami artist of grotesque artwork... she briefly appears in bravo's new series "gallery girls"... more info here (9_17_12)
borofsky, jonathan 
(5_6_12)
boshoff, willem... of south africa
(5_28_12)
botero, fernando
(b. 1932)... of columbia
... I just saw his "los viudos" at the MFA Houston (6_18_12)... more info here (8_11_12)
botis, razvan... romanian figurative work...art at ny's frieze art show (5_5_12)
bowers, andrea
(b. 1965)... l.a. artist... more info here (12_8_12)
bradford, katherine.
.. ny artist (5_4_12) (5_12_12) veteran new york artist (5_21_12)
***bradford, mark
.(b. 1961).. of LA, CA... great collages... (4_5_12)  Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford is currently my favorite artist...  His studio is in his mother's old beauty salon (5_21_12)... we met with him yesterday... (7-6-12)... we just saw two of his large pieces yesterday at the MOCA in l.a. (7_7_12)... the artist Daniel Joseph Martinez helped fund Mr. Bradford's first show ...more info here (7_10_12)... the curator Thelma Golden (of the Studio Gallery) gave him a big break... a strong video about him is here (4_16_13)... Mr. Bradford's first mentor was the artist Laddie John Dill... There is an excellent audio interview of Mr. Bradford here. (4_26_13)...Mr. Bradford was mentored from a distance at Cal Arts by the conceptual artist and professor Charles Gaines (5_4_13)
brainwash, Mr. (Thierry Guetta)... formerly a clothing store owner... then a videographer.... then a pop artist (1_13_12)... briefly appears in the 9_24_12 episode of bravo's "gallery girls".... more info here (9_24_12)... a video about him called "A Day in the Life" here (1_17_14)
bratsch, kerstin... partners with adele roder together to make "Das Institut"......at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)
brooks, kimberly
(painter of famous women, among others) of Venice, CA
*** brown, cecily
.(b. 1969)..abstract painter (4_29_12) affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11) (5_11_12) ...more info here (7_10_12)
brown, glenn...british painter... affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_29_12)
bruskin, grisha
(b. 1945)... well-known russian artist (6_9_12)
burden, chris (b. 1946) (3_18_12) ... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12) (5_11_12)
a branded artist represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12)... more info here (6_29_12)
... we just saw a video installation of his at the gagosian gallery in beverly hills (7_5_12)
buren, daniel (6_14_12)
byrne, gerard... irish video artist... shows at documenta, the art fair in kassel, germany (6_9_12)

C     (contemporary artists) 

cai guo quiang.(b. 1957) ... modern artist... uses gun powder and other media to do paintings... (4_3_12) born in China (4_14_12)... yesterday, we saw a huge exhibition of his work at the geffen museum in l.a... it was pretty cool, especially the video showing him do his work...more info here (7_7_12)
cais, nino...up-and-coming brazilian artist (4_21_12)
callaghan, joshua
of Los Angeles, CA (2_9_11)

calle, sophie ... (5_11_12)
calame, ingrid ... CalArts high-profile graduate, and a painter (5_11_12)
calzadilla, guillermo
(b. 1971)... of puerto rico... more info here (9_29_12)
calzolari, pier paolo
, 69 years old, of Italy (4_28_12) (6_14_12)
camejo, rachel valdes... cuban artist (5_21_12)
carey, ellen (5_6_12)
carpenter, merlin
... british conceptual painter
(5_27_12)
carrey, jim...actor, comedian, painter (5_27_12)
cattelan, maurizio
(age 51) (5_11_12)... has worked with photographer pierpaolo ferrari (6_9_12)... more info here (11_3_12)
cavallaro, cosimo
(b. 1961)... controversial italian-canadian artist... more info here (10_7_12)
cave, nick
... chicago-based artist (6_14_13)
celmins, vija
(b. 1938) ...L.A. contemporary artist... born in latvia (5_6_12)
  I just saw her work "torso" yesterday at the menil gallery in houston (6_16_12) )
chamberlain, trevor...
born 1934... liked by artist Randy Brumley of College Station, TX (4_8_12) (5_6_12)
chan, paul... conceptual artist
(6_1_12)
chapman, jake and dinos  (b. 1966 & 1962) (2_25_12) Two of the YBA's (Young British Artists)... represented in the U.K. by jay jopling of the white cube gallery (6_10_12) art with naked, aggressive, doll-like figures (6_14_12)
chantel, dinkel
(painter) of ?
charles, michael ray... formerly of Cedar Park, TX... currently resides in Austin, TX? (3_25_12)
chasemore, richard
(cross-section Star Wars artist), of UK
cheek, ron a
.... of fort worth...a gifted figurative artist...I met him briefly at his TAMU presentation...he studied under Dick Davidson of TAMU... Mr. Cheek is the director of the Texas Academy of Figurative Art (info here)...more info about Mr. Cheek here (9_27_12)
chia, sandro
...(b. 1946) italian painter and sculptor
(6_10_12)
chicago, judy
(b. 1939)...L.A. artist (5_6_12)... american feminist artist... more info here (6_28_12)
chirulescu, marieta... shows at frieze ny (5_5_12)
choe, david
... stands to make $200 million with the FB IPO, for doing artwork in their corporate office, and then receiving shares of stock as payment.  (2_14_12)

chu teh-chun
... chinese painter... shows at Art HK  (6_9_12)
church, ryan
 
, of Northern CA
cleijne, edgar
... a dutch artist (5_5_13)
clemente, francesco
(b. 1952)... italian and american artist... I somewhat like his portraits...more info here (6_26_12)
*** close, chuck
.(b. 1940).. of Bridgehampton, NY... a painter and photographer of faces... Has the condition called 'Face Blindness.'  Is partially paralyzed.  (3_18_12) (4_28_12) (5_12_12)
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)... more info here (7_9_12)
clough, charles, of buffalo (5_6_12)
cnaani, ofri... israeli artist  (5_12_12)
coe, sue... english artist
(6_1_12)
cole, michael... of ny (1_13_13)

colen, dan (b. 1979)... american artist... more info here (8_15_12)
collins, jacob
(b. 1964)... nyc figurative artist... more info here (9_27_12)
condo, george
(b. 1957) american artist (2_18_12)... collected by the Mugrabi family...more info here (9_4_12)
coolquitt, andy (age 48) currently lives near downtown austin...grew up in mesquite... studied at UCLA for one semester... taught at a school for the blind...collected by NY collectors Susan and Michael Hort and Ottawa collector Joe Friday...(4_27_12) (5_4_12) sculptures, art, funky design and architecture
...studied under sculptor paul mccarthy... more info here (8_18_12)
cotton, will
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
cranston, meg
(b. 1960)...contemporary artist... friends with artist john baldessari... more info here (6_23_12)
creed, martin... conceptual artist (5_11_12)
crewdson, gregory (b. 1962) american photographer... collected by Michael and Susan Hort, of NJ...(4_2_12)... more info here (11_3_12)
crosher, zoe... l.a. artist (5_9_12)
crumb, robert
... more info here (4_18_19)
cruz-diez, carlos
... venezuelan artist ... (4_21_12)
cui xiuwen (b. 1970 in china)... lives and works in beijing, china... her work briefly appears in bravo's docu-soap "gallery girls"... her work is shown in eli klein's gallery... more info here (10_1_12)

currin, john
(b. 1962) (2_18_12)... he deals with satire and sexual themes... Collected by Michael and Susan Hort, of NJ...(4_2_12) "moved to gagosian from his first dealer andrea rosen" -- don thompson (6_10_12)... the Horts were currin's first collectors to buy his work at white columns gallery in '89...more info here (8_20_12)
***curry, aaron
(5_27_12) (6_1_12) friends with the artist thomas houseago and his wife the painter amy bessone (5_14_13)... aaron was in Chicago in the 90's... aaron worked with artists like richard hawkins and liz larner... aaron was influenced by the artists barbara hepworth, immendorff, penck, picasso, noguchi, david smith, kiefer, beuys, polke, kippenberger, riemanschneider, mike kelley, richard hawkins, christopher williams, jeremy gilbert-roth, paul mccarthy, chris burden, john baldessari, dieter roth, and henry moore.... curry started doing sculpture around 2001... (5_17_13)... curry is a peer of the L.A. artist mark grotjahn (5_20_13)  ... lives and works in L.A.... I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)

D     (contemporary artists) 

danowski, jasmina...(5_27_12)
darger, henry
... "so-called outsider"-- NYT (5_27_12)
(6_1_12)
dave, shanti
(b. 1931)...indian artist... more info here (8_31_12)
davis, ron (b. 1937)... of malibu...more info here (6_20_12)

dean, roger, of UK, artist for rock band YES, artistic inspiration for movie, Avatar (10_8_11)
dean, tacita... british artist (5_11_12) berlin studio
(6_3_12)... shows at documenta, the art show in kassel, germany (6_9_12)
de balincourt, jules de... french artist (5_13_12)
de boer, manon
(female)... artist... more info here (8_31_12)
deller, jeremy (b. 1966) (5_11_12)... english artist... more info here (9_29_12)

del rio, arles... cuban artist (5_21_12)
delvaux, paul
(1897-1994)... Belgian painter... many female nude paintings (6_9_12)
delvoye, wim... belgian artist (3_30_12)
***demand, thomas (b. 1964, in munich, germany)... he builds elaborate sets from paper and cardboard with the purpose to photograph them... more info here (12_26_12)
demonte, claudia
(6_3_12)
demuth, charles (3_18_12)
desportes, francois.... animal portraitist (5_5_12)
diabagate', salif... artist in abidjan, ivory coast ...  (4_21_12)
dicianni, ron
.... christian artist of So. Cal.. great skills. (3_29_12)
dill, john laddi...  friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12)... Mentor of Mark Bradford, going back 23 years....We met him briefly today in Venice, CA (7_17_13)
diller, elizabeth
(5_27_12)
dine, jim... paintings of hearts... previously affiliated with art dealer leo castelli...
(6_10_12)
dion, mark (5_13_12) internationally known (6_10_12)... in some of his art, he uses papier-mache to make objects used in dioramas (6_16_12)
dix, otto
 (5_13_12)
doig, peter (5_11_12)
***donnelly, brian (1979)... contemporary figurative artist...formerly a graffiti artist... also known as "KAWS"...his studio is located in williamsburg, brooklyn... more info here (8_25_12)
donnelly, trisha
  (5_6_12)
downton, david
... very gifted fashion artist... more info here (8_22_12)
drew, leonardo...Collected by Michael and Susan Hort, of NJ...(4_2_12)
dumas, marlene (5_11_12)
... collected by nj art collectors susan and michael hort (8_20_12)
durant, sam... pencil drawings (5_11_12)
duverney, oasa (5_4_12)

E     (contemporary artists) 

eberts, ken... american automotive artist... more info here (8_18_12)
eder, martin... painter (11_30_12)
eggleston, william (age 73) color photography (3_1_13)
ehrenberg, felipe, (boxes and prints) of Brazil
elespe, jeronimo ... art at art fair NADA NYC (5_5_12)

eliasson, olafur (b. 1967)... danish-icelandic artist...known for his grand-scale installations... more info here (7_29_12)
***emin, tracey
.
.. (b. 1963) A leading figure in the art world.  According to the WSJ, one of the most prominent artists of her generation.   She employs fifteen workers.    (2_25_12) (5_11_12)
(5_13_12) ... represented in the U.K. by jay jopling of the white cube gallery (6_10_12)... more info here (7_10_12)
entrekin, john
of Newark, OH... portraits, figurative, etc. (12_13_10)

essenhigh, inka
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
etienne, nicole... California watercolorist...(3_24_12)
evangeline, margaret... of ny
(1_13_13)
evans, simon
...collages... husband of artist sarah lannan... was a professional skateboarder until his mid-20's (5_27_12)

F     (contemporary artists) 

fahlstrom, ojvind... swedish artist (11_30_12)
***fairey, shepard
(b. 1970)... one of the two most famous street artists in the world, along with Banksy (1_13_12)... he founded 'studio one,' a design agency... According to the WSJ, "Mr. Fairey was fined $25,000 and sentenced to 300 hours of community service for misdmeanor contempt of court" for legal issues related to his artwork about the President and a photograph taken by Mannie Garcia for the AP... In addition, Mr. Fairey was commissioned by Time magazine to make their "Person of the Year" cover...more info here (6_29_12)
falls, sam
(age 28)
on forbes' "30 under 30 list" (1_5_13)
fang lijun
... a great chinese painter (7_6_12)
fanzhi, zeng...Larry Gagosian desires to represent him, according to the WSJ. (4_1_11)
fay, michael d.
... a former marine corps combat artist.. In the society of illustrators in new york.. drawing veterans at walter reed national military medical center (5_27_12).
feldmann, hans-peter... german artist... with shadow puppet installation (5_9_12)
fernandez, teresita... graphite panels sold at ny's frieze art fair (5_5_12)
***fischer, urs.(b. 1973).. zurich, switzerland born, new york-based sculptor...newly affiliated with Larry Gagosian... Urs is 38 years old.  He depicts things falling apart.  He says, "Everything I do is mechanical - It never goes through the hand."   (2_24_12) Swiss contemporary artist (3_30_12) ...at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)... "darling of the big ticket, international collector crowd"-- in 2013, he will have a mid-career exhibition at the MOCA in L.A.  (LAT)... friends with the esteemed philanthropist, heiress, and art patron maja hoffman (10_27_12)... more info here (7_9_12)
***fischl, eric
(age 65)... part of the east coast art scene (4_29_12)... CalArts high-profile graduate, and a painter (5_11_12)... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)... his work deals with naked humans... early on he was represented by the dealer mary boone...he is friends with the actor steve martin... he gave art lessons to john mcenroe... he did a portrait of mike nichols (5_11_13)
fischli, peter
(b. 1952)... artist... friends with the esteemed philanthropist, heiress, and art patron maja hoffman... more info here (10_27_12)

fisher, jeff
...(age 56) In the society of illustrators in new york.. drawing veterans at walter reed national military medical center... an illustrator from long island (5_27_12)
fitzgerald, sean robert
... currently an MFA student of art at Yale University.  After I wrote him an email out of the blue, he kindly wrote back with some book recommendations (8_25_13)
fitzpatrick, art
(age 93)... automotive artist... more info here (8_18_12)
fleury, sylvie
... swiss artist (4_7_12)
florian, douglas (5_4_12)
fonseca, caio... NY artist... "a modern day Joan Miro w/ abstract painting" (3_31_12)
fontana, bill... (age 65) sound sculpture artist
(6_14_12)
forbes, bart
(b. 1939)... more info here (7_29_12)
ford, walton
(5_19_12)
shown by dealer paul kasmin
frampton, hollis (4_26_12)
frampton, kenneth
(5_27_12)
franco, james
(b. 1978)... actor, and artist... more info here (6_29_12)
frey, jeremy
... artist and weaver (6_23_12)
friedman, tom.
..previously affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11) (6_10_12)
fritz, laura...of portland, OR  (5_3_12)
fukahori, riusuke
... amazing 3-D fish-in-water sculptor... more info here (9_27_12)
furnas, barbaby
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)

G     (contemporary artists) 

gaines, charles (b. 1944) lives and works in L.A. ... conceptual artist (5_11_12)  I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)
gallagher, ellen
(age 47)... artist (5_5_13)
gander, ryan
... british artist
(6_9_12)
garabedian, charles... friend of ed moses in L.A....ed moses says that he is the best painter to come out of L.A.  (3_11_12)
garcia, antonio lopez (b. 1936)... spanish artist... more info here (9_27_12)

gates, theaster
... an african-american artist... his home is in chicago (5_5_13).... has a staff of 20... has a 28,000 sf studio... he still works full time at the university of chicago, where he is currently the director of arts and public life (12_22_13)
gauldin, catherine
of Katy, Texas, (great paintings and architectural illustrations) a successful Aggie grad
genzken, isa  (4_28_12)
***gerhy, frank.
.(b. 1929). my favorite architect ...L.A. artist/architect (5_6_12) (6_9_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
 *** gilbert and george (born 1943 & 1942) (5_6_12) ... "possibly Britain's most important conceptual artists," according to writer Sarah Thornton (5_11_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
gillick, liam (b. 1964)
(6_14_12)... a british artist... moved to ny in 1998.... "investigates art's interconnections with architecture, design and cultural power structures" -- NYT... more info here (6_24_12)
gilot, francoise.. mother of two of Picasso's children... an artist in her own right (4_11_12) age 90 (5_13_12)
gober, robert (5_27_12)
goldsworthy, andy
... noted british land artist
(6_9_12)
goode, joe (b. 1937) ...veteran L.A. artist (5_6_12)... more info here (6_29_12)... 
lives and works in L.A.... I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)
gorchov, ron (4_28_12)
gordon, douglas
(b. 1966)... scottish artist... friends with the esteemed philanthropist, heiress, and art patron maja hoffman...more info here (10_27_12)

gormley, antony... british artist...sculptor, draftsman (6_16_12)
gornik, april ... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
glynn,liz ... of L.A... in Hammer Museum $100,000 contest... (3_14_12)
gold, claudia... graffiti street artist and painter (3_24_12)
graciano, lucas
(fantasy artwork - a friend of my brother's friend
graham, sarah... married to art dealer ivor braka (4_28_12)
grant, deborah
... artist of NY... she is very helpful and encouraging to emerging artists (2_6_14)
graves, michael (b. 1934)
... an architect, artist, and emeritus professor at princeton... he has had many one-man shows in galleries and museums in ny... his drawings can be seen in the met., the museum of modern art, and the cooper-hewitt -- NYT...more info here (9_2_12)
greaud, loris... french artist (6_1_12)

greene, daniel e
.... of North Salem, NY... a great oil painting artist (3_22_12)
greiner, max jr.
of kerrville texas (painting, sculpture, etc., a successful Aggie grad) 
grigorescu, ion... romanian figurative work...art at ny's frieze art show (5_5_12)
grignon, rex
(b. 1962)... animator... featured in HP advertisement in the WSJ... more info here (6_19_12)
grober, robert
... (3_18_12)
grossman, nancy
(b. 1940) (6_9_12)
grosz, george (5_13_12)
***grotjahn, mark.(b. 1968) .. paintings (5_11_12) ... L.A. artist... a peer of the artists thomas houseago and aaron curry (5_20_13)... We stopped by his L.A. studio today, but were not able to meet him. (7_17_13)... 
lives and works in L.A.... I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)
gunzburger, ron (4_27_12)
gursky, andreas (5_11_12)
***guyton, wade (b. 1972, lives in NY)... at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)... some of his works sell for $800,000 (11_30_12)... more info here (11_3_12)

H     (contemporary artists) 

haacke, hans (5_11_12)
hadid, zaha... archiect (5_8_12)
hall, doug
... video art
(6_13_12)
halley, peter (b. 1953)... nyc abstract artist... more info here (9_2_12)
hammond, jane
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
hammons, david (b. 1943) african-american artist in ny... more info here (5_13_12) (7_29_12)
han yajuan... chinese artist featured in bravo's new series "gallery girls"... more info here (8_14_12)
haring, keith
(3_25_12)
harper, fred (age 46)
... In the society of illustrators in new york.. drawing veterans at walter reed national military medical center (5_27_12).
harrison, newton
... eco-artist
(6_9_12)
harrison, rachel
(6_1_12)
hartzenberg, randy... cape-town based artist (5_28_12)
hashmi, zarina
(b. 1937)... indian artist...more info here (8_31_12)
hatoum, mona
... represented in the U.K. by jay jopling of the white cube gallery (6_10_12)
hayes, sharon
... (age 42)...artist.... more info here (11_23_12)

hayward, jimmy.... friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12)
heikes, jay (4_28_12)
heilmann, mary
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
hein, jeppe ...art at ny's frieze art show... (5_5_12)
heinecken, robert (5_9_12)
heizer, michael... land artist (1969)
(6_9_12)
hendricks, barkley... paintings (6_1_12)
herold, georg
... art at art fair NADA NYC (5_5_12)
hesse, eva... minimalism (4_27_12)
hill, charles... friend of ed moses in L.A. (3_11_12)
hirschhorn, thomas...
(b. 1957)... swiss artist (6_14_12)

***hirst, damien
(b. 1965) (assembly line, very successful artist)... his account manager is millicent wilner, for larry gagosian (4_1_11)  Here is a NYT article about his recent new burst of "spot" art (12_13_11). One of the YBA's (Young British Artists) (2_25_12)(3_30_12) Affiliated with larry gagosian (4_29_12)  ... a graduate of Goldsmiths (5_11_12) (5_13_12) (6_3_12)
represented in the u.s. market by larry gagosian... represented in the U.K. by jay jopling of the white cube gallery (6_10_12) his work's popularity in the current art market seems to be waning... more info here (7_1_12) 
***hockney, david (b. 1937) (famous artist, currently creating art on the Apple I-Pad), of a secluded house in the Hollywood Hills, CA, and Yorkshire, England, age 74.  Many know him for his scenes of swimming pools and slender young men.  He works in a staff in England and in L.A.  He is growing deaf.  He is now working in the seaside village of Bridlington, 75 miles from Bradford.  He is a great admirer of Rembrandt.  (2-12-12) (4_18_12) L.A. artist (5_6_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
horsey, david... L.A. Times political cartoonist (5_7_12)
***houseago, thomas
(b. 1972 in leeds, lives in L.A.)... sculptor... more info here (11_30_12)... friends and studio mate with the artist aaron curry... houseago is married to the painter amy bessone (5_14_13)... influenced by beuys, picasso, miro, serra, calder, brancusi, david smith, jackson pollock, jan hoet, franz west, marlene dumas, thomas shutte, paul mccarthy, mike kelly, chris burden, martin kippenberger, franz west, enrico david, giacometti, and duchamp (5_17_13).... houseago
is a peer of the L.A. artist mark grotjahn (5_20_13)... We stopped by his L.A. studio today, but were not able to meet him (7_17_13).
huan, zhang
(b. 1965 in china)... a chinese artist based in shanghai and ny...represented by blum & poe (10_5_12)... more info here (10_5_12)
hugo, jean
... great-grandson of writer/artist Victor Hugo (3_31_12)
hudinilson jr....brazil... (4_21_12)
hume, gary... one of the YBA's (Young British Artists)  ... a graduate of Goldsmiths (5_11_12)
***hundley, elliot
(b. 1975, lives in L.A.)... more info here (11_30_12)
hung liu
... quite possibly the best chinese painter in the United States according to the WSJ (6_6_13)

huyghe, pierre
 (6_14_12)

I     (contemporary artists) 

icaro, paolo (b. 1936)... italian artist... collected by nj collectors susan and michael hort... more info here (8_21_12)
innerst, mark
... (b. 1957)... american painter
(6_1_12)
***irwin, robert (b. 1928) light and space artist (5_6_12) L.A. artist (5_6_12) (6_1_12)... he lives and works (in an extra bedroom in his home) in san diego... recently, he hired his first assistant joey huppert (age 33), a former security guard at the san diego museum of contemporary art... more info here (8_28_12)... today at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, I saw his "Untitled, 1968" a disc with 4 lights.  It is pretty cool.  The docent opened the nearby double doors after I asked her to do so, to try to see if it modified how it looked.  It just made the disc protrude forward moreso. (7_22_13)

J     (contemporary artists) 

jacir, emily... palestinian artist  (5_11_12)
jackel, ben... culver city artist, age 34... shares studio with artist dana weiser (5_7_12)
***jaeger, alexander
(cool hand-drawings of cars) senior visual effects director for industrial light & magic, of San Rafael, CA... visual effects director for "the avengers" (5_6_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
jahn, jeff...of portland, OR  (5_3_12)
kaneko, jun
... ceramic sculptor in Omaha, Nebraska... one of assistants is Garrett Raynik (sp?).... More info here (8_11_13)
jensen, alfred
(4_26_12)
jensen, bill
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
 
jenssen, hans(cross-section Star Wars artist), of UK
joffe, chantal
... gifted english painter of women and children
(6_1_12)
johanson, chris
(age 44)... popular among apple employees (3_1_13)
johanson, patricia
... land artist... more info here (8_25_12)
***johns, jasper
(b. 1930) (age 80) of Sharon, Connecticut... according to the 4_1_11 WSJ,  shows with dealer Matthew Marks... (4_26_12) in 2008, the most expensive living artist (5_11_12) (6_9_12)
(6_10_12)... previously affiliated with art dealer leo castelli...(6_10_12) ...we just saw some of his paintings at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12) ...more info here (7_10_12)
johnson, rashid... chicago born artist (4_7_12)
jover, joel
... (b. 1953) cuban painter... more info here (8_11_12)
JR
(age 29) on forbes' "30 under 30 list" (1_5_13)
juhasz-alvarado, charles.
.. young puerto-rican artist (5_13_12)

juhasz, victor
... In the society of illustrators in new york.. drawing veterans at walter reed national military medical center... "known for his satirical drawings in Rolling Stone."  -NYT(5_27_12)

K     (contemporary artists) 

kabakov, emilia / ilya... (b. 1933) well-known russian-american artist (5_19_12) (6_9_12)
kaloterakis, nick
... his art is in "popular science" and "national geographic," among other publications....  he is very skilled, and his studio is in Sydney... I really like his newer stuff. (8_16_11)
kaneko, jun
... ceramic sculptor in omaha, NE... his assistant is Garrett Raynik (sp?)... more info here (8_11_13)
***kapoor, anish
(59 years old) (5_5_12)... known for large pieces made with great technical precision (5_17_13)
karawa, on... japanese conceptual artist
(5_13_12)
kasper, dawn... L.A. artist, 35 years old... was an assistant to the deceased artist Mike Kelly (3_3_12) 
kassay, jacob (age 28)... a 'young art star' according to the WSJ... minimalist... L.A. artist  (4_7_12)... on forbes' "30 under 30 list" (1_5_13)
katz, alex... in 50's, did abstract expressionism... in the 60's, did figurative art....... Did many paintings of his wife Ada... He now is 84. (4_20_12) (5_6_12)
keene, tobias... a long-running friend of the actor Robert Downey Jr...  a British artist, a third generation British painter, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England in 1963.  Currently living and working with his wife (studio manager Candian actress, former model, and screenwriter) Robbi Chong in Los Angeles....  Chong is the daughter of Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong), and sister of actress Rae Dawn Chong. (11_26_11)... We met him and his wife briefly today in Los Angeles (7_17_13)
***kelly, ellsworth
 (b. 1923) (4_28_12) (5_11_12)
(5_13_12)...age 88... american abstract painter and sculptor (5_27_12) (6_1_12) (6_3_12) (6_9_12) ... represented in the U.K. by jay jopling of the white cube gallery (6_10_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
kentridge, william... S. African artist (drawings, animations, films) featured in PBS' "Art21" series (4_3_12).... "south africa's most famous working artist"--WSJ... (5_28_12) shows at the art fair documenta, in kassel, germany (6_9_12)
kiefer, anselm (b. 1945) (4_1_11) german painter and sculptor (4_27_12)... perhaps the marketability of his artwork is waning.. more info here (7_1_12)
kielar, anya 
... art at art fair NADA NYC (5_5_12)
kilimnik, karen (4_28_12) (5_4_12) paintings... born in philadelphia in the 50's... studied architecture at temple university (5_5_12)
kippenberger, martin (b. 1953) prolific german artist... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12)... I am not his biggest fan... more info here (7_9_12)
kirkegaard, jacob
(b. 1975 in denmark)... sound artist, who lives in germany... more info here (8_31_12)
kline, franz...(5_8_12)
koh, terence (b. 1970 in beijing)... a chinese-canadian artist
(5_13_12)... more info here (9_29_12)
komar, vitaly
(b. 1943)
... well-known russian artists (6_9_12)
***koons, jeff... (b. 1955) affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11)... works with a large staff...  (3_29_12) (4_29_12) (5_4_12) (5_11_12) 57 years old (5_12_12)
(6_3_12) a branded artist represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
kruger, barbara
(age 67)... lives in NY... works in red, black, and white large text...more info here (8_3_12)

kubrick, christiane
, of UK... born in 1932... wife of deceased director Stanley Kubrick (2_17_12)
kul, julia (5_4_12)
***kusama, yayoi (b. 1929)... viewed as one of japan's most preeminent contemporary artists (5_11_12)...in 1957, she moved to ny and became friends with joseph cornell and donald judd... in 1973, she checked into a tokyo psychiatric hospital... she has lived there and worked there ever since...(7_7_12)... more info here (8_24_12) (11_23_12)
kyack, joel... at ny's frieze art fair (5_5_12)

L     (contemporary artists) 

lalanne, claude....husband of francois-xavier lalanne...(deceased)... a husband and wife sculpture and decorative arts team ...shown by dealer paul kasmin (5_19_12)
lamm, leonid
... (b. 1928 in moscow)
... russian artist (6_9_12)... beginning in 1973, mr. lamm spent three years in prison and labor camps... in 1982, he moved to new york, where he lives and works today... more info here (10_27_12)
landseer, sir edwin.
.. animal portraitist (5_5_12)
landau, sigalit... born 1969... sketches  (5_12_12)
lannan, sarah
...an illustrator...wife of artist simon evans (5_27_12)
larner, liz
(b. 1960)... lives and works in L.A.... I saw her work in the MOCA in L.A. today 
(7_22_13)
lattier, christian... ivory coast superstar (4_21_12)
leon, glenda...cuba (5_28_12)
leonard, mark
... american artist... also an art conservator by day...his painting is geometric abstraction... more info here (6_28_12)
lerma, jose
 ... shows art at NADA NYC (5_5_12)
le va, barry (b. 1941 in long beach)... american sculptor and installation artist... now lives and works in N.Y... we just saw a sculture of his of broken glass at the gagosian gallery in beherly hills... more info here (7_5_12)
levin, steven j. of Minneapolis, Minnesota...a great oil painting artist (3_22_12)
levine, sherrie (b. 1947) (5_12_12) 
lives and works in NY.... I saw her work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)
lewitt, sol... minimalist (3_14_12) (4_28_12) (5_6_12)
liden, klara... swedish-born installation artist (6_3_12)
ligon, glenn
(b. 1960)...american conceptual artist.. at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)... more info here (11_3_12)
lim, minouk
... of korea (6_4_12)
lin, maya... artist and architect (3_28_12)
***lin tianmiao
(b. 1961)... chinese artist based in beijing... more info here (8_25_12)a leading chinese artist known for her large-scale installations and sculptures (9_15_12)
littschwager, david (5_27_12)
longo, robert  (4_26_12) Friends with Cindy Sherman in the 70's.   (5_6_12)
los carpinteros
... more info here (12_8_12)
lucas, sarah
(2_25_12) One of the YBA's (Young British Artists) (2_25_12) ... a graduate of Goldsmiths (5_11_12)

M     (contemporary artists) 

machado, alexis leyva... cuban artist (5_21_12)
makarevich, igor
(b. 1943)
...russian artist (6_9_12)
maltzman, daniel... L.A. artist, in oils.  I just briefly met him in Austin, TX at his gallery show at The Russell Collection. (7_8_11)... he is prominently featured in an episode of bravo's "real housewives of beverly hills" (1_23_13)
marclay, christian ernest (b. 1955)... a swiss and american artist & composer (5_11_12)... more info here (8_22_12)
marden, brice (b. 1938)...(4_21_12) minimalist.... painted wavy lines (6_10_12)
marin, john
... a painter (3_18_12)
marine, carol,
of blue cloud studios in Austin, TX (5_24_11)
marshall, kerry james... of the PBS series 'Art 21.'  (3_28_12)
masullo, andrew (3_25_12)
mauss, nick (b. 1980) (3_18_12)... more info here (11_3_12)
maxwell, richard (3_18_12)
mayer, helen
... eco-artist
(6_9_12)
mccarthy, paul (b. 1945) ... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12) (6_16_12)... more info here (6_29_12) ... according to the LAT, he is an acclaimed L.A. artist (7_7_12)
mcelheny, josiah (b. 1966)... artist in glass... more info here (6_17_12)

***mcgee, barry
... (b. 1966)... ny street artist... began spray-painting sf walls in the 1980's... does sculptures, immersive installations, and complex murals... he is formally trained (from sf arts institute)... I am a big fan of his artwork...he is represented by cheim and read in ny... more info here (8_25_12)
mcginley, ryan (b. 1977) famous photographer (4_28_12)... more info here (11_3_12)
mcginness, ryan
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
mckenzie, lucy... scottish painter (5_11_12)
mcmillian, rodney
(sp) (b. 1969)...
 lives and works in L.A.... I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)
mcnaughton, jon
... controversial political and religious artist (3_21_12)
mcqueen, steve... british artist  (5_11_12)
meckseper, josephine (5_4_12)
mehretu, julie... at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)... quasi-abstract painter
(6_3_12) ... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
melamid, alexander...russian artist (6_9_12)
melgaard, bjarne... "over-the-top" artist (5_27_12) (6_1_12)
miao xiaochun
(b. 1964 in china)... his work briefly appears in bravo's docu-soap "gallery girls"...his work is shown in eli klein's gallery... more info here (10_1_12)
miko, dave
... art at art fair NADA NYC (5_5_12)
miller, james
... currently an MFA student of art at Yale University.  After I wrote him an email out of the blue, he kindly wrote back with some book recommendations (8_25_13)
minagawa, yasuo
(age 67)... nyc art framer... born in japan... more info here (8_15_12)
minter, marilyn
(b. 1948).... Collected by Michael and Susan Hort, of NY...(4_2_12)... more info here (11_3_12)
miro, victorio (5_11_12)
mitchell, dean
...b. 1957 (5_14_11)

mokgosi, meleko (age 30)... winner of $100,000 hammer award... from botswana ... now resides in l.a... more info here (8_18_12)
molnar, mark
of (concept artist, similar to ryan church)
morimura, yasumasa... appropriation artist... greatly influenced by Warhol (3_17_12)
morley, malcom
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
morris, robert... land artist (6_9_12)
***moses, ed
(b. 1926)... of L.A., age 85... has cancer..father of Andy Moses... He works with assistants in his artwork. (3_11_12)... more info here (6_28_12)
moses, andy... son of ed moses (3_11_12)
moskowitz, robert
... artist (6_23_12)

***mr brainwash
(b. in france) of L.A. (large scale street artist)...more info here (7_10_12)
mueller, kurt
... more info here (8_31_12)
mujica, frank
... does pencil drawings of cuban landscapes (5_28_12)
muller, dave (5_11_12)
***mullins, craig
(b. 1964) of HA...more info here (7_10_12)
mumford, steve... painter... In the society of illustrators in new york.. drawing veterans at walter reed national military medical center (5_27_12).
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
muniz, vik
(b. 1961)
... I just saw his "haystack after monet 2" at the MFA Houston (6_18_12)... of sao paolo
***murakami, takashi
(b. 1962) affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11) (4_29_12) (4_29_12) (5_11_12) represented by blum & poe (10_5_12)... more info here (6_29_12)
murillo, oscar
... colombian artist (12_9_12)
musson, jayson
(5_4_12)
muybridge, eadweard (4_26_12)

N     (contemporary artists) 

n. dash... collected by nj art collectors susan and michael hort... more info here (8_21_12)
nara, yoshitomo
(b. 1959 in japan) (4_28_12)...represented by blum & poe (10_5_12)... more info here (10_5_12)

nares, james (5_19_12) shown by dealer paul kasmin
***nauman, bruce
...(b. 1941). (3_11_12) ... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA.  He lives in NM. (3_20_12)...married to the artist susan rothenberg (4_3_12) (4_26_12) minimalism (4_27_12)  former L.A. artist (5_6_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
navarro, ivan (5_19_12) shown by dealer paul kasmin... chilean artist
nerdrum, odd
(b. 1944 in sweden)...norwegian figurative artist... more info here (9_27_12)
nicola l.
.. art at ny's frieze art show (5_5_12)
nielly, francoise
... very colorful paintings... looks like he paints with a knife... I would love to paint like this guy someday... (2_12_12)
nishi, tatzu... japanese conceptual artist
(5_27_12)... more info here (8_13_12)
nutt, jim... chicago imagist (5_12_12)

O     (contemporary artists) 

odita, odili donald (4_28_12)
odutola, toyin
(age 27)
on forbes' "30 under 30 list" (1_5_13)
ofili, chris
... paintings (5_11_12) paints with elephant dung... nigerian heritage... born 1968 (5_13_12)
ogut, ahmet... turkish artist (6_23_12)

o'hara, karen
, of __ (set decorator) She just won an Oscar for "Alice in Wonderland." (2_27_11)
ohtake, shinro
... tokyo-born artist... shows at documenta in kassel, germany
(6_9_12)
***oldenburg, claes
(b. 1929) sculptures of huge over-sized objects...(6_1_12) ... swedish pop artist (6_9_12) ... previously affiliated with art dealer leo castelli...(6_10_12)... collaborated formerly with his deceased wife coosje van bruggen (1942-2009) (6_1_12)... more info here (7_10_12) 
oliver, kermit (b. 1943) of Texas Southern University (2_16_11)
olivier, gavin... south african visual artist
(5_28_12)
ono,yoko
(b. 1933)... widow of musician john lennon... photographer, videographer, musician... more info here (6_22_12)
orozco, gabriel... influential mexican artist (5_11_12)
os gemeos
(b. 1974)... brazillian twin artists.. named otavio and gustavo pandolfo... more info here (8_25_12)
otero, angel
(b. 1981)... puerto rican artist... more info here (12_8_12)
othoniel, jean-michel
(b. 1964)... french artist... more info here (8_18_12)
owens, laura ... CalArts high-profile graduate, and a painter (5_11_12)

P     (contemporary artists) 

padamsee, akbar (b. 1928)... indian artist... more info here (8_31_12)
pagain, ivanny a
. ... a puerto rican-american painter (5_11_12)
palermo, blinky
... minimalist painter (5_27_12)
paolini, giulio (b. 1940)... italian artist... more info here (7_1_12)

papatheodorou-valyraki, mina
... a greek painter specializing in sports art... the official artist of formula one racing... more info here (7_17_12)..."uses bottle caps to spread the paint thickly on the canvas" -- WSJ (8_18_12)
parke, lesley
of Vermont (currently paints garbage, actual garbage, not the quality of her work)

parker, cornelia
...internationally known artist (6_10_12)
parreno, philippe
(b. 1964)... a french artist
(6_14_12)... more info here (10_27_12)
parrish, graydon
(b. 1970)... an austin figurative artist... I like his work a lot... more info here (9_27_12)
passmore, george
 (4_28_12)
pearlstein, philip
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
pendleton, adam
(age 28)
on forbes' "30 under 30 list" (1_5_13)
peng yu...shows at the art hk fair in hong kong (6_9_12)
penn, irving (2_18_12)
perez, enoc
... new york artist with brushless technique of painting/printing (6_23_12)
perry, grayson... one of britain's most famous artists (5_11_12)
peterson, charles (b. 1927)... watercolorist... paints maritime, and paintings with ghosts in them... more info here (8_21_12)
peyton, elizabeth
 (2_18_12)
perez, fabian
of LA (formerly Argentina, Italy, and Japan) painter of dancers, etc.
piper, adrian (5_13_12)
pistoletto, michelangelo (b. 1933)... italian artist... more info here (7_1_12)
pivi, paola
 (5_11_12)

pivovarov, viktor
(b. 1937)... russian artist (6_9_12)
polke, sigmar ... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12)
poons, larry...  friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12)
pramuk, andrea
... of Austin, TX (2_19_12)
price, seth...at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)
prieto, monique ... CalArts high-profile graduate, and a painter (5_11_12)
price, seth
... (b. 1973)... a ny-based conceptual artist... more info here (8_4_12)
prina, stephen
 (5_11_12)
***prince, richard
(1949-)  American...affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11) (5_4_12) (5_11_12) (6_1_12) paintings
(6_1_12) (6_3_12)... collected by nj art collectors susan and michael hort (8_20_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
proesch, gilbert 
(4_28_12)
puryear, martin (4_26_12)

pylpchuk, jonathan... from winnipeg, canada
(5_13_12)

Q     (contemporary artists) 

R     (contemporary artists) 

rachofsky, howard...(4_1_11)
ramirez, martin
... "so-called outsider"-- NYT (5_27_12) (6_1_12)
ramirez, paul... Collected by Michael and Susan Hort, of NY...(4_2_12)
rappaport, noam
... formalism paintings (6_1_12)
rauch, neo
(b. 1960)...german painter
(6_16_12)
***ray, charles
(b. 1953) L.A. based sculptor... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12)...I'm not a big fan of his sculptures... more info here (7_9_12) ... lives and works in L.A.... I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)
reddy, krishna
(b. 1925)... indian artist... more info here (8_31_12)
reeder, scott ... shows art at NADA NYC (5_5_12)
reinfurt, david  (5_6_12)
RETNA
(b. 1979) 
 ... lives and works in L.A.... I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)
revenko, lena... up-and-coming artist... shows in tel aviv  (5_12_12)
reyle, anselm...art at ny's frieze art show... (5_5_12)
rhode, robin
(b. 1976 in s. africa) ... based in berlin, germany... more info here (9_29_12)
ribak, louis
(3_14_12)
richardson, terry (2_18_12)

***richter, gerhard
(b. 1932) last year his art sold for $200 million... works out of a pair of studios in cologne   (3_9_12) ... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12)  This site of his work is pretty voluminous (3_30_12)... Abstract paintings (4_14_12) (5_11_12) (5_13_12) (6_3_12) shows at the art hk fair in hong kong (6_9_12) (6_16_12)  In the new film, "Gerhard Richter Painting," Richter says, "Painting is a secretive business."... his studio manager is konstanze ell... he married marianne eufinger in 1957... he married isa genzken in 1982... he married sabine moritz in 1995...(6_18_12)... more info here (7_2_12)
ridlon, james
... assemblage artist... former nfl football player... more info here (7_17_12)
riley, bridget
(b. 1931)... english painter (5_11_12)... more info here (8_4_12)
rist, pipilotti (b. 1962)... swiss video artist... more info here (9_29_12)
ritchie, matthew
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
rockburne, dorothea (born 1932) (5_27_12)
rocklen, ry... of L.A... in Hammer Museum $100,000 contest... (3_14_12)
rockman, alexis
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
roden, steve, of LA
roder, adele... partners with kerstin bratsch to make "Das Institut"......at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)
roginsky, mikhail
... russian artist (6_9_12) 
rollins, tim
  (4_28_12) at ny's frieze art fair (5_5_12)
***rosenquist, james
(b. 1933) (3_14_12) (4_28_12) american modern artist... on Feb. 12, 1971, he and his family were victims of two car crashes in one night.  His wife went into a coma for one month... His on went into a coma for six weeks. (rosenquist, p. 210)... in 2009, a forest fire burned up his house, his office, and his studio... nothing was left (--rosenquist, p. 350)...more info here (6_25_12)... formerly represented by the deceased gallery owner leo castelli (rosenquist changed dealers upon castelli's demise) (7_10_12) 

rossho, amanda (b. 1975)... of los angeles... more info here (7_30_12)
rothenberg, susan
, of NM... married to the famous artist bruce nauman... in PBS series Art 21... she has a great way of verbally expressing herself as an artist... (4_3_12)
***ruby, sterling (b. 1972... lives in L.A.)...at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12) an American artist... lives and works in Los Angeles, California...born in Bitburg, Germany... (6_16_12)... more info here (11_30_12)
ruiz, conrad
(age 29)
(3_1_13)
ruliffson, jess
(age 26)... In the society of illustrators in new york.. drawing veterans at walter reed national military medical center (5_27_12)

rush, rick... sports artist... more info here (7_29_12)
*** ruscha, ed
.(b. 1937)... formerly represented by the deceased leo castelli (4_1_11)  His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12) L.A. artist (5_6_12) (5_8_12) (5_11_12)
a branded artist represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12) I just saw his painting "hurting the word radio" yesterday at the menil gallery in houston (6_16_12)... I just saw at least one of his paintings at the MOCA in L.A. ... more info here (7_10_12)  lives and works in L.A.... I saw his work in the MOCA in L.A. and "Annie" in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena today (7_22_13)
ryman, robert (b. 1930)... minimalist (3_14_12).. his son is the large-scale sculptor will ryman... (4_14_12) (5_11_12) (5_27_12) ... he is represented by pace (8_9_11)... more info here (8_22_12)

S     (contemporary artists) 

saban, analia... of L.A. in Hammer Museum $100,000 contest... (3_14_12)
sachs, tom... (2_18_12) (5_13_12)
saligman, meg... muralist...mural in n. philadelphia
(5_30_12)
salle, david
, 80's art star (1_13_12) gagosian gave salle his first show
(6_10_12)
samaras, lucas...(b. 1936 in greece)... more info here (7_10_12)
samba, cheri  (5_11_12)
sanden, john howard
... presidential portraits (6_8_12)
sanejouand, jean-michel
(b. 1934)  (6_9_12)
santos, cesar
, of Miami, Florida
saraceno, tomas... argentine artist  (5_12_12)... age 39... an architect by training... lives and works in frankfurt  (5_13_12)... more info here (7_17_12)
saret, alan... earth artist  (5_6_12)
sarkisian, paul
(b. 1928)... american artist... more info here (6_28_12)
sasnal, wilhelm
... of poland (1_13_13)
saville, jenny
 (5_11_12)
represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12) 
schabus, hans...austria (5_4_12) video art (5_27_12)
schad, christian (5_13_12)
schmid, richard
... of Vermont... Mentor of Casey Baugh.  (1_6_12).... liked by artist Randy Brumley of College Station, TX (4_8_12)
***schnabel, julian
(b. 1951) of NY.. american painter, movie director.. (1_13_12) (5_11_12)  (5_12_12) fascinating interview with him on "60 Minutes" in 2008 by Morley Safer (6_3_12)... I am not crazy about his artwork... more info here (6_26_12)
schutte, thomas
... His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12)
schutz, dana
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
segal, george (b. 1924) white figures (6_9_12)
segui, antonio
(b. 1934) argentinian artist... I just saw his "I am not a good looking girl" at the MFA Houston (6_18_12)

segura, esterio
... cuban artist (5_21_12)

sehgal, tino
(b. 1976)... a british-german artist based in berlin... more info here (8_31_12)
***serra, richard
... mammoth sculptures (3_28_12) minimalism (4_27_12) ...part of the east coast art scene (4_29_12) drawings...(5_9_12) (5_12_12) a branded artist represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12)
serrano, andres
(b. 1950)... controversial artist... more info here (10_7_12)
shapton, leanne.
.. canadian artist and graphic novelist...of NY...illustrator, author and publisher (3_31_12) water-colorist (5_27_12)... more info here (7_1_12)
***sherman, cindy
  (b. 1954) (see under 'photographers') (5_11_12) (5_12_12)
... collected by nj art collectors susan and michael hort... one of the two defining artists of the 1980's along with mike kelley according to author tulsa kinney (8_30_12)...more info here (8_20_12)
shih, quentin
... a new york-based artist... shows at art asia miami... more info here (12_7_12)
shinohara, ushio AND noriko (he was b. 1932)... japanese neo-dadaist artist... more info here (6_25_12)... subjects of a new film "cutie and the boxer."... an interview of them and the director here (8_19_13) -- I can't wait to see this flick! (8_19_13)
shultz, dana (2_18_12)
siegel, michael
  of L.A. (2_29_12)
siena, james
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
sigmar polke... of germany  (5_11_12)
sillman, amy (b. 1956) (5_11_12)
...american painter... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)... more info here (11_3_12)
simonds, charles... miniature dwellings in Manhattan (5_6_12)
slepyshev, anotolii
(b. 1932) russian artist (6_9_12)
slinger, penny... art at ny's frieze art show (5_5_12)
smith, allison
(6_13_12)
smith, josh...at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)
smith, kiki (5_4_12)
smith, lucien
(age 23)
on forbes' "30 under 30 list"(1_5_13)
smithson, robert.
.. land artist (5_6_12) 1970...
(6_9_12)
snyder, joan (3_11_12)... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
sokol, jordon
...of Queens, NY... lives and teaches art in Florence, Italy... a fantastic artist and painter... I really like his depiction of atmosphere between the viewer and the subject. (1-19_12)
song dong... chinese conceptualist
(6_9_12)
soth, alec (2_18_12)
stanley, paul
(lead singer of KISS - He sold $3 million worth of paintings in 2009.  Wow.)  My wife really likes his art.
starn, mike and doug (5_13_12)
steina...video pioneer (5_6_12)
***stella, frank
(b. 1936) (3_9_12)... arrived in NY in 1958 after finishing at Princeton --NYT (4_27_12) "He helped bring the abstract expressionist chapter of the NY School of painting to a close... lay foundation for minimalism."  -- NYT (4_27_12) part of the east coast art scene (4_29_12) (5_21_12)
(5_27_12) (6_1_12) ... was affiliated with art dealer leo castelli... (6_10_12)...some of his metal sculptures have sold for $5 mil. at auction... more info here (7_1_12)
steyerl, hito (b. 1966)... berlin-based artist and writer... more info here (12_26_12)

stingel, rudolf (b. 1956) a ny based american artist...affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11...at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)... more info here (8_22_12)
storr, robert  (5_11_12)
stromberg, robert
, of __ (visual effects supervisor) He just won an Oscar for "Alice in Wonderland." (2_27_11)

sucklord, the
(b. 1969)... nyc pop artist... recently had a one day event/show at the end of century gallery...creates toys/collectable cards... appeals to young nyc art consumers... he disdains high art glitterati... featured in a recent episode of bravo's docusoap "Gallery Girls"... more info here (9_10_12)
sullivan, billy
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
sun yuan... shows at the art hk fair in hong kong (6_9_12)
suvero, mark di.
..previously affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11)
swenson, erick... dallas based sculptor (4_7_12)
swoon
(b. 1978)... american ny street artist, whose real name is caledonia dance curry... more info here (8_25_12)
syjuco, stephanie
(5_27_12) (6_13_12)
***sze, sarah
(b. 1969)... more info here (12_8_12) won a macarthur genius grant" (5_11_13)

T     (contemporary artists) 

tadanori, yokoo (b. 1936)... japanese graphic designer... more info here (10_16_12)
tafa
... a west african artist... more info here (7_29_12) 
taupin, bernie
(b. 1950)...painter.... lyricist for elton john... taupin is soon having a solo show at the russell gallery in austin, tx... more info here (8_4_12)
taylor, henry.
.. of L.A... in Hammer Museum $100,000 contest... (3_14_12)
therrien, robert (b. 1947 in chicago)... works in L.A... represented by gagosian gallery... I like his art.... more info here (7_9_12) 
thiebaud, wayne... almost 91... CA artist  (4_11_12)
***thomas, mickalene
... young african-american artist of brooklyn... more info here (9_29_12) (11_20_12)
thomas, samantha
...  friend of ed moses in L.A.  (3_11_12)... very much influenced by the deceased artist robert rauschenberg...she is a young artist/athlete... she lives in venice and works out of her studio in downtown L.A.... more info here (9_14_12)
tillmans, wolfgang (5_11_12)
titchner, mark (5_11_12)
tiravanija, rirkrit... Larry Gagosian desires to represent him -- WSJ(4_1_11)
(6_14_12)
tisci, riccardo... partnered with kehinde wiley (4_28_12)
tomiselli, fred
...Collected by Michael and Susan Hort, of NY...(4_2_12)
... featured in Joe Fig's book, Inside the Painter's Studio (6_12_12)
mario garcia torres  (5_11_12)
torres, rigoberto... shows art at frieze ny (5_5_12)
trockel, rosemarie
... (b. 1952)...german artist (6_16_12)
tudor, florin
 ... romanian figurative work...art at ny's frieze art show... partner with mona vatamanu (5_5_12)
turrell, james (b. 1943) american light and space artist...affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11)... more info here (6_28_12) age 70 (5_1_13)
***tuttle, richard... of NM...known as the 'artist's artist."  (3_11_12)
(6_1_12)... I just saw one of his pieces at the MOCA in L.A. ... more info here (7_10_12)
***tuymans, luc
(b. 1958)... lives and works in antwerp, belgium... influential belgian painter
(6_16_12)... more info here (11_2_12)
twaddle, randy
... of houston, TX... designer, artist... draws transformers, wires, etc. ... Mr. Twaddle has been showing drawings and paintings in the U.S. in excess of twenty-five years... (7_21_11) ... more info here (8_30_12)
tyson, keith... a british artist (5_11_12)

U     (contemporary artists)

ufan, lee (b. 1936 in korea)... japanese zen minimalist (4_14_12)...represented by blum & poe (10_5_12)... more info here (10_5_12)
umanets, vladimir
... an artist working in london...vandalized a mark rothko painting in london... more info here (10_15_12)
uklanshi, piotr
... polish born multimedia arist (3_24_12)
upson, kaari
(b. 1972) 
 lives and works in L.A.... I saw their work in the MOCA in L.A. today (7_22_13)

V     (contemporary artists)

vasconcelos, joana... portuguese artist (3_24_12)
vasulka, woody
...video pioneer (5_6_12)

vatamanu, mona... romanian figurative work...art at ny's frieze art show... partner with florin tudor (5_5_12)
ye yongquing (b. 1958)...of Dali, China... one of the most popular artists in China's thriving contemporary art world... (5_10_13)
vidokle, anton. (b. 1965 in moscow, russia)... an artist... he lives in ny and berlin... more info here (7_14_12)
vierkant, artie (age 26) digital artist...on forbes' "30 under 30 list"(1_5_13)
villegle, jacques (born 1926)... a huge influence on L.A. artist Mark Bradford (5_21_12) 
von brandenburg, ulla  (4_28_12)
von hellermann, sophie von (5_5_12)
von rydingsvard, ursula (6_3_12)
vriesendorp, madelon (b. 1945)... dutch artist... married to famous architect rem koolhaus... more info about her here (6_23_12)

W     (contemporary artists)

walker, kara ... (b. 1969)... african-american artist... mentioned in "60 minutes" as a truly gifted young American artist" (2_18_12) (4_1_12) (5_11_12) (5_27_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
walker, kelley (b. 1969)...at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12)
... friend of artist wade guyton (11_30_12)... more info here (8_22_12)
wall, jeff (5_11_12)
... represented in the U.K. by jay jopling of the white cube gallery (6_10_12)
wang gongxin
... chinese artist...married to chinese artist lin tianmiao... for more info, visit their shared website here (8_25_12)
washington, burl
, painter of buffalo soldiers, and other subjects, of fort worth, TX, (1_22_11)... I really like his artwork!!! (8_25_12)
wearing, gillian
 (5_11_12)
webster, chuck
... paintings (5_27_12)
weiner, lawrence... conceptual artist of new york... shows at documenta, in kassel, germany
(6_9_12) (6_14_12)
weiser, dana
... shares a studio with artist ben jackel in culver city (5_7_12)
west, franz
...affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_29_12)
wheeler, doug
(b. 1939) american light and space artist... more info here (6_28_12)
white, pae
...
internationally known artist (6_10_12)...attends art basel miami... collected by suzanne deal booth, of tx (1_5_13)
white, roger... contemporary american painter... showing at rachel uffner gallery... more info here (6_29_12)

white, timothy
(photographer, buddy of deceased jim marshall)
white, wayne... L.A. artist... very funny... paints text on 2nd-hand paintings... was a designer/puppet dude on "Peewee's Playhouse."... star of a great documentary "Beauty is Embarrassing"  (6_8_13)
whiteread, rachel
 (5_11_12) 
represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12) 
***wiley, kehinde
(3_25_12)  Collected by nj art collectors Michael and Susan Hort, of NY...(4_2_12) age 35.. MFA from Yale (4_28_12)
(6_1_12) (8_21_12)
wilke, hannah (4_26_12) (5_6_12)
wilson, fred
(6_3_12)
wilson, robert
(b. 1941)... american director and artist... more info here (8_22_12)
williams, christopher
 (5_11_12)

williams, robert
... more info here (4_19_13)
williamson, kieron
(young boy artist, prodigy, possible future picasso)
wojnarowicz, david (5_13_12)
wood, brian kuan... american artist... he works with anton vidokle and julieta aranda (7_14_12)
wood, jonas (5_9_12)
woods, lebbeus
 (cutting edge paper architect) of NY
woodman, francesca
...(5_27_12)
wool, christopher (b. 1955)...silk-screen paintings... at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (5_8_12) letter paintings (5_13_12)... more info here (11_30_12)
wright, paul
of UK.  A portrait artist.  I really like his artwork.  I would love to paint like him!  (10_8_11)

X     (contemporary artists)

xiaogang, zhang (b. 1958) of beijing, china (fuzzy portraits replacing destroyed portraits (symbolically) from his childhood)... recently had two heart attacks... collected by uli sigg, liu lan, and budi tek...he has completed 600 oil paintings...more info here
xu bing
...conceptual artist
(6_14_12)

Y     (contemporary artists) 

yaccarino, dan (1_13_13)
yamamoto, yohji
... (5_5_12)

***yan pei-ming
(b. 1960)... grey or red portrait paintings... very great (6_1_12)... one of my favorites... lives in france?...a video about his studio here (5_26_13)
yang shaobin... a great chinese painter (7_6_12)
yank, karen
... (3_14_12)  a sculptor and former student of Agnes Martin
yue minjun... a great chinese painter (7_6_12)
yurlov, valery...russian artist (6_9_12)
yuskavage, lisa (b. 1962) (5_11_12)...american artist collected by nj art collectors susan and michael hort ... more info here (8_20_12)

Z     (contemporary artists) 

zhang xiaogang (b. 1958)... chinese artist... art sells for millions... more info here (8_25_12)
zheng xuewu
... an artist and academic based in beijing... more info here (12_7_12)
zeng fanzhi
(b. 1964)...
shows at the art hk fair in hong kong (6_9_12)... a great chinese painter (7_6_12)... art sells for millions.. more info here (8_25_12)
ziablov, apelles
... fictitious artist created by russian artists komar and melamid (6_9_12)