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The Art Perspective blog is a collection of thoughts, musings, and reflections on art, artists, and current happenings in the art world. 

5 Emerging Artists Under 35 You Should Be Watching

There is rarely a shortage of incredibly talented artists, some still developing their craft, while others are thrust into the spotlight with expectations high. When researching and curating this list of artists, we considered 2 major factors, the first, was had they had a show in a major market (New York, London, Paris, LA, Hong Kong), and secondly, if their artwork was pushing the conversation about art forward in new and interesting ways. All of these young artists are doing exactly that and are on trajectory's to see them continue to succeed well beyond 2016. With any luck, you may be able to see some of their work as part of the 2017 AP fair. 

ALLY MCINTYRE (b.1991)
Ally McIntyre is a Canadian artist, currently living and working in London, UK. She obtained her BFA from the University of Alberta in 2013, majoring in painting and sculpture. In the summer following her graduation Ally had an exhibition at Latitude 53, as well as participated in Brad Moss's NEXTFEST for emerging artists, and finally created a major sculpture installation in Edmonton's City Hall as part of the WORKS International Art and Design festival. She then continued her education at Goldsmiths University of London refining her skills. Upon her graduation at Goldsmiths Ally was awarded the coveted HIX Award from the CNB Gallery (2015), and given a residency at the Jealous Gallery in London. Currently Ally is showing her most recent work titled 'The Sun Popped' at the CNB Gallery in London, until July 10, 2016.

CAMERON ROWLAND (b.1988)
Born in Philadelphia, and known for the political, socio-economic tone of his work Cameron Rowland is quickly making a name for himself in the art world. In fact, his recent show at Artists Space in New York was one of the most talked about of the season. Particularly as it consisted quite minimally of two firefighter uniforms, a desk, some benches, several rings to adjust manholes and two lashing bars. Despite the seeming random nature of these items, the history goes much deeper. For example all of the items except for the lashing bars, were made by prisoners; And that is exactly what gives Rowland's work depth, his ability to use seemingly basic objects to create a commentary on politics, race and a dialogue surrounding history's ability to repeat itself.

IAN CHENG (b.1984)
Ian Cheng grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Having been born and raised in California he stayed close to home, studying cognitive science at Berkeley University. After graduating in 2006 Cheng then moved to New York (where he currently lives and works) to develop his artistic practice at Columbia University, graduating in 2009 with a MFA in Visual Arts. It wasn't until about 2011 that Cheng really gained a larger artistic presence. His digital work is inspired by video games and is programmed to create an infinite number of animations. His unique combination of science and art captures the boundless energy of our imaginations. In addition to showing at the Pilar Corrias gallery in New York he has also recently had several solo exhibitions at galleries across Europe.

RAD HOURANI (b.1982)
Born in 1982 in Jordan to a Jordanian-Canadian father and a Syrian mother, Hourani relocated to Montreal when he was 16 to complete high school. He quickly established himself as a designer, photographer, and artist. Known for his neutral, genderless creations Hourani believes non-conformity is the essence of individualism. He has had exhibitions of his work in Montreal, Paris, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Beijing, as well his work has been shown at the Tate Modern in London, at FIT in New York and at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark.

JESSI REAVES (b.1986)
Jessi Reaves just ended her most recent solo show at the Bridget Donahue Gallery in New York (June 5th) to rave reviews and significant praise. This rising star is currently living and working in New York, blending her perspectives on art and design in her innovative pieces. There is a certain nostalgia to Reaves work as she explores gender, conformity, and treats furniture like sculpture throughout her exploration process. Taking inspiration from past designs and master works, Reaves finds her voice by exploring the dimensions, scale and strength of these works.

We look forward to following the exciting careers of all five of these artists as they continue to explore, define, and punctuate their voices in the world of art.