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Erik Sommer (born February 25, 1978) is an American contemporary artist and curator based in New York City.  Best known for his weathered paintings  and cement installations,  his work is often compared to abandoned buildings,  eroding stone or forgotten structures.  The layers of his paintings peel off the supports, while his cement installations recreate scenes that feel to have been recently abandoned. 
Sommer has been exhibiting in both solo and group shows since 2010.  Pray To Fallen Skies,  his first solo UK show, opened at Rook & Raven in London in November 2012. Consisting of large all-white canvases, the work was exhibited in separate viewing rooms; access to these rooms was limited so that viewers could privately immerse themselves with the work. 
And Riding Clouds, which opened in New York City in April 2013,  featured Sommer's first cement installation. Apt. 4B consisted of found objects collected throughout the city, which were then cemented and arranged to recreate the living room of a New York City apartment. The show was reviewed favorably by Robert C. Morgan in World Sculpture News. 
Painting, Interior, a cement installation of a room being painted, was shown in New York in October 2015.  In July 2016 Sommer created and exhibited Die Chemische Reining, a cement installation of a dry cleaner, in Berlin. KALTBLUT Magazine, one of Berlin's leading art and fashion magazines, reviewed the show along with an in-depth interview with Sommer. 
Sommer's cement installation of a car, Volvo 240, was displayed in Red Hook  during the summer of 2017 before being part of the Occupy Mana  exhibition at Mana Contemporary.
In May 2018 Sommer first displayed his street poster and drywall paintings at a group show in Bushwick.  In September 2018 he presented his newest cement installation, a cemented recreation of a dentist office titled 1 Hour Tooth Whitening, at Deli Grocery in Brooklyn. 
In 2019 Sommer founded Mott Projects, a contemporary art project space.[ citation needed ]
Tom Friedman is an American conceptual sculptor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and received a BFA in graphic illustration from Washington University in St. Louis (1988) and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1990.). As a conceptual artist he works in diverse media including sculpture, painting, drawing, video and installation.
Elaine Frances Sturtevant, also known professionally as Sturtevant, was an American artist. She achieved recognition for her carefully inexact repetitions of other artists' works.
Mark Bradford is an American artist. Born in Los Angeles, Bradford studied at the California Institute of the Arts. He is best known for his collaged painting works, which have been shown internationally. Bradford was the U.S. representative for the 2016 Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Kelley Walker is an American post-conceptual artist who lives and works in New York City. He uses advertising and digital media to make "paintings" using screen printing and/or digital printing technologies. His art appropriates iconic cultural images, altering them to highlight underlying issues of American politics and consumerism. He produces work collaboratively with artist Wade Guyton under the moniker Guyton\Walker.
Raven Chacon is a Diné artist known as a composer of chamber music, as well as a solo performer of noise music. He was born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States).
Phong H. Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail, a free monthly arts, culture, and politics journal. Bui was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine in 2014. In 2015, The New York Observer called him a "ringmaster" of the "Kings County art world." He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Harry William Pye is a British artist, writer, and event organizer.
Shirley Jaffe was an American abstract painter. Her early work is of the gestural abstract expressionist style, however in the late 1960s she changed to a more geometric style. This change was initially received with caution by the art world, but later in her career she was praised for the "idiosyncratic" and individual nature of her work. She spent most of her life living and working in France.
Federico Solmi is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York.
Xu Zhen, born in 1977, is a multimedia artist living and working in Shanghai, China.
Rook & Raven was a contemporary art gallery based in Fitzrovia, London. It was co-owned by Richard Grindy & Rachelle Lunnon. Opening in 2011, it closed in 2017.
The Kid (1991) is a contemporary artist who questions social determinism and the frontier between innocence and corruption in modern societies. Half Dutch and half Brazilian, The Kid lives and works both in Paris and Amsterdam where he has, respectively, his painting and sculpture studios.
Lucy Sparrow is a contemporary artist originating from Bath, England. She works at the intersection of contemporary art and craft setting the agenda for textiles within the urban art scene. She works mainly with felt and wool, creating life-sized replicas in addition to oversized soft versions of existing objects. Her work often features the SSRI prescription drug Prozac and often features Sparrows interpretations of the retail environment, the intricacies of product branding throughout the modern era and her full-sized representations of supermarkets.
Firoz Mahmud is a Bangladeshi visual artist based in Japan. He was the first Bangladeshi fellow artist in research at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Mahmud's work has been exhibited at the following biennales: Sharjah Biennale, the first Bangkok Art Biennale], at the Dhaka Art Summit, Setouchi Triennale (BDP), the first Aichi Triennial], the Congo Biennale, the first Lahore Biennale], the Cairo Biennale, the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial], and the Asian Biennale.
Lionel Smit is a South African artist, known for his contemporary portraiture executed through large canvases and sculptures.
Nadia Kaabi-Linke is a Tunis-born, Berlin-based visual artist best known for her conceptual art and 2011 sculpture Flying Carpets. Her work has explored themes of geopolitics, immigration, and transnational identities. Raised between Tunis, Kyiv, Dubai and Paris, she studied at the Tunis Institute of Fine Arts and received a Ph.D. in philosophy of art from the Sorbonne. Kaabi-Linke won the 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize, which commissioned Flying Carpets, a hanging cage-like sculpture that casts geometric shadows onto the floor akin to the carpets of Venetian street vendors. The piece was acquired by the New York Guggenheim in 2016 as part of their Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Kaabi-Linke also won the Discoveries Prize for emerging art at the 2014 Art Basel Hong Kong. Her works have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Burger Collection, and Samdani Art Foundation, and exhibited in multiple solo and group shows.
Meg Webster is an American artist from San Francisco working primarily in sculpture and installation art. While her works span multiple media, she is most well known for her artworks that feature natural elements. She is closely affiliated with Post-Minimalism and the Land Art movement and has been exhibiting her work since 1980.
John "Paul" Fauves is a Costa Rican visual artist who lives and works in San José.
Debra Drexler is an American painter, installation artist, curator and professor. Her work is informed both by participating in the contemporary resurgence of abstraction coming out of New York, and by living in the Post Colonial Pacific since 1992. She has participated in over thirty solo and over 100 group exhibitions in national and international venues. Debra Drexler is a Professor at the University of Hawaii, where she is Chair of the Drawing and Painting Area. She maintains studios in Brooklyn, NY and Kailua, HI.
Robert Yasuda is an American abstract painter, most known for contemplative, atmospheric works that straddle painting, sculpture and architecture. He first attracted wide attention in the 1970s for large wall works merging painting and installation art, mounted at MoMA PS1, the Corcoran Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Since the 1990s, he has focused on paintings that disrupt conventional formats using hand-carved wood panels and custom framing elements, upon which he builds multi-layered iridescent surfaces that respond dynamically to shifting conditions of light, time and vantage. Reviewing this later work, ARTnews critic Barbara MacAdam described Yasuda as a "romantic minimalist" whose paintings present an intangible, fleeting reality that is nonetheless referential, showing his roots in their construction, shifting tones and titles.