21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2016

Our annual spotlight on emerging artists

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

Let us introduce you to the next generation of talented artists—all of them under the age of 31. We polled art schools, galleries, and instructors to find some of the most promising young painters in the country. This year’s artists hail from across the West and across the country. Their work ranges from compelling figurative pieces to fresh takes on the landscape, as well as exquisite still lifes, urban scenes, and more. They are an inspired and dedicated group who work hard and dream big. Enjoy the fruits of their labors.

0916JasonKowalskiJason Kowalski







0916KyleMaKyle Ma







0916WyattLeGrandWyatt LeGrand







0916BrianAstleBrian Astle







0916BrittneyToughBrittney Tough







0916TheresaMorganTheresa Morgan







0916DelfinFinleyDelfin Finley







0916AllisonCantrellAllison Cantrell-Free







0916BrookeBorcherdingBrooke Borcherding







0916AlexVeneziaAlex Venezia







0916JulianTejeraJulian Tejera







0916NolaParkerNola Parker







0916LiaBomarLia Bardin Bomar







0916LailaRaslanLaila Raslan







0916DavidShepherdDavid Shepherd







0916PatrickDeanHubbellPatrick Dean Hubbell








0916JaneRadstromJane Radstrom








0916ChristopherCookChristopher Cook








0916KristaSchumacherKrista Schumacher








0916JessicaGilbertJessica GIlbert








0916JesseLaneJesse Lane








This story was featured in the September 2016 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  September 2016 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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