The 15 Hottest Artists of the Summer

A look at the season's most pleasantly ubiquitous artists

  • Every summer, most New York galleries offer up large group shows with work by a wide variety of artists, many of them young and on the make. Invariably a few artists pop up in two, three, four or even more summer shows. They’re hot—on fire, even.

    The slide show at left is a look at some of those artists. Their work is on view in more than one location. They may have a new book out or a museum show in the works, perhaps a solo outing somewhere in this great city. Big things are happening for them.

    Of course, there are more than 15 hot artists at the moment. These are some of our favorites, ones we hope will stick around for a long time to come. Though most are young, hotness is a state of being that can’t be defined by age. A few are in the middle of their careers, or no longer with us. Their art is in the zone right now.

    No doubt we missed some of your favorites. Please do share them in the comment section below.

    Luke Hammerman and Christine Chen assisted with this article.