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Up-and-Coming Artists of 2022

Here are some of today's top trending artists.

By Gianmatteo CostanzaPublished about a year ago 3 min read

The art world was on pause during the pandemic but today is making record-breaking auction sales of approximately $6.5 billion. The 201 percent rise led to an increase in contemporary art sales among young artists. New York City was able to bounce back from its losses, while Hong Kong and the Asian market were able to capture $142 million.

In this article is a list of some of the most promising young artists in 2022. These individuals have already established their careers and are capable of tackling various mediums such as porcelain, textiles, and figurative art.

Brooke Hsu

Taiwanese-American artist Brooke Hsu explored various mediums and scales during her career. Her work exhibited at the Edouard Malingue Gallery featured vibrant green and phosphorescent designs. Her upcoming solo exhibition focuses on capturing pre-Christian mythology’s reflective moments.

Demetri Broxton

At Art Basel Miami Beach, Broxton exhibited his mixed-media boxing gloves, which were made using techniques from the Yoruba people and New Orleans’s Mardi Gras Indians. The work was inspired by hip hop and the text found in his paintings. Due to the overwhelming demand for his upcoming exhibition, which was scheduled to take place in San Francisco in May 2022, his show has been pushed back.

Elizabeth Englander

Since she was 33, Massachusetts-based sculptor Lisa DiDomenico has gained recognition for her work, which often focuses on the hidden meanings found in everyday objects. Her upcoming solo exhibition, which will take place at the Theta Gallery in New York, will feature her latest works.

Derek Weisberg

Brooklyn-based ceramicist Derek Weisberg gained a positive spotlight during Art Week in New York City. His work was exhibited at the Galerie Lefebvre et Fils and the New York gallery, Trotter & Sholer. With over 90 shows under his belt, Weisberg is constantly expanding his scope of work. His figurative sculptures are known for their robust and distinctive constructions.

Tafy LaPlanche

New York-based Afro-Latina artist LaPlanche discovered her passion for portraits when she was 13. She started by drawing people who passed by her room while she was in the hospital for diabetes. Since then, she has been able to explore bold and vibrant backgrounds in her work. She also explores the beauty of African-American women through her paintings.

About the Author

Gianmatteo Costanza is a Senior Technical Program Manager for Meta in San Francisco, California. In addition to being a well-established developer and team leader, he is also a very successful entrepreneur.

Gianmatteo’s first venture was in high school in Zurich, Switzerland. He and some friends co-founded a web design firm called 4nexus the webarchitects. They primarily designed websites initially, but their talents soon let the company evolve into web-based solutions for small- and medium-sized business clients, a hosting company, and software solutions for financial applications. This experience allowed Gianmatteo to explore his multiple talents as a project manager, accountant, designer, and developer.

Never one to miss any exciting opportunities, Gianmatteo spent his summers learning about his industry of choice. As a freelancer for, he worked as a journalist and web designer for the popular web portal. While working as an intern for AdNovum Informatik AGA, digital solutions providers for multiple industries, cybersecurity, and cloud-based services, among others. Gianmatteo developed a Java framework for generating financial reports and devised a high-level meta-language for aggregating data. While interning for VMware, Gianmatteo discovered his love for the UI aspect of software development, creating the web center interface for the company infrastructure. These experiences launched Gianmatteo into Silicon Valley, where he worked with department heads to develop large-scale applications and manage his own teams from the ground up.


About the Creator

Gianmatteo Costanza

Gianmatteo Costanza has been at the heart of the visualization revolution since its beginning. He moved to Silicon Valley and became one of the change-makers after arriving on the UX/UI scene. He values both front- and back-end development.

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