8 Emerging NYC Artists To Watch In 2015

Art in New York is a strange industry, where the lifestyle often precedes the work and it's easier to ignore any exhibit that doesn't promise a galvanizing, historical experience. And while we all enjoy getting lost at the Met or hopping around Chelsea to see marquee exhibits, there's also no better place to catch young, energetic talent. In the realm of emerging artists, we have some of the most creative minds forming in front of our eyes, earnestly and vigorously communicating the pressing ideas of our time. We've picked a few of our recent favorites, who have managed to take our attention away from the 'art world' and focus in on what they actually have to say.

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