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Dallas Artist - 20 Contemporary Artists in Dallas and Fort Worth

There are a number of talented artists that call Dallas and Fort Worth home. From painters and sculptors to photographers and filmmakers, DFW is bursting with creatives who are making their mark. Below you’ll find some of the most exciting emerging and established contemporary artists residing in North Texas today. 

Dallas Painters

Anna Membrino

Night Leaves

46W x 52H inches

Acrylic on canvas


Anna Membrino paints ethereal large scale still lifes with rich jewel tones and shadows. Recently, one of her paintings was acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art to be part of their permanent collection. You can find her paintings at Erin Cluley Gallery in the Dallas Design District and follow her on Instagram.

Karen Gunderson

Silver Dusk

40W x 40H inches

Oil on canvas


Karen Gunderson has been painting with shades of black since 1988. Despite using just one color, her paintings have a remarkable sense of movement. She says that black “is the biggest contrast to the light reflecting on the paintings. When the light shines on the brush marks it describes the process of painting the images as if feeling them in space.” You can find her work at Erin Cluley Gallery and follow her on Instagram.

Nikita Coulombe

Eclipse 17

40W x 40H inches

Acrylic on canvas

What We Leave Behind

48W x 27H inches

Oil on canvas

 

Nikita Coulombe paints artwork in a variety of styles in her studio near the Bishop Arts District. Her expansive compositions contrasted with intense areas of focus created by opposing colors causes viewers to pause. You can collect her paintings via her website as well as at The Collective in Lakewood. Follow her on Instagram here.

Ginger Fox

Crow Pose

Size not listed

Acrylic on canvas

 

Another Dallas based artist is Ginger Fox. Fox creates a sense of playfulness by combining animals and luxury, which results in an eccentric blend of wildness and refinement. Her art studio is located in the Dallas Design District and you can follow her on Instagram here.

Sedrick Huckaby

Huckaby

Size and medium not listed

 

Sedrick Huckaby is a Fort Worth-based artist known for his large oil paintings and mixed-media pieces that explore themes of family, community, and African-American identity. His work often incorporates images of his own family and friends and is characterized by richly textured surfaces, bold use of color, and emotive power. Huckaby's artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and he has received numerous awards and honors. You can find his work at the Talley Dunn Gallery in Highland Park and follow him on Instagram here.

JD Miller

Painting of wisteria

Size and medium not listed


JD Miller works primarily in oils, often applying thick layers with an impasto technique. His pieces feature vivid colors, wild movement, and three dimensional texture that glistens in the light and invites viewers to engage in the moment. You can see more of his paintings at Samuel Lynne Galleries and follow him on Instagram.

Kyle Steed

I'm not broken, but broken wide open

77W x 67H inches

Acrylic and pastel on canvas


Kyle Steed is a Dallas-based artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, and digital design. His paintings and murals seek to create a sense of wonder and are characterized by colorful shapes, gestural marks, and playful compositions. Steed has collaborated with a wide range of clients in the fields of design, advertising, and publishing. You can find some of his paintings available on his site and follow him on Instagram here.

Jeremy Biggers

Defiant 001

Oil on canvas

72W x 96H inches

 

Based in Dallas, Jeremy Biggers is a multidisciplinary artist who works in painting, photography, and graphic design. Biggers is mostly known for his dynamic and thought-provoking paintings, illustrations, and murals that explore themes of race, politics, and popular culture. His work often incorporates social commentary to create visually striking and politically engaged pieces. Biggers has exhibited his artwork in galleries and museums across Texas and beyond, and is known for his commitment to using art as a platform for social change. You can find his latest work at Daisha Board Gallery in West Dallas and on Instagram

Vincent Falsetta

FK 21-5

35W x 35H inches

Oil on canvas


Vincent Falsetta is a painter who creates abstract, geometric works that explore color, space, and light. Falsetta's work has been exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. You can find his works at the Conduit Gallery in the Dallas Design District.

Luke Harnden

Diver

Size not listed

Acrylic on canvas

Dallas artist Luke Harnden creates delicately layered paintings that play with color and value, blurring abstraction and realism. His canvases are often covered in a layer of burlap for added texture then painted with darker background colors. The final layer of his paintings are composed of colorful undulating horizontal lines that give the impression of a television static. The subjects change form depending on your distance from the canvas, as the lines come in and out of focus. You can find his work at Barry Whistler Gallery in the Dallas Design District and follow him on Instagram here.

Dallas Sculptors

Dan Lam

Compliments

Size not listed

Polyurethane foam


Dan Lam is known for her unique and colorful “drip” sculptures that combine organic and synthetic materials. Her work often features abstract forms and textures that evoke feelings of both attraction and repulsion, blurring the line between beauty and grotesquery. You can follow her on Instagram and find her sculptures available at many galleries across the country.

Erick Swenson

I am what I isn’t

13W x 13H x 11D inches

Acrylic on resin


Erick Swenson is a Dallas-based sculptor known for his hyperrealistic and surrealistic sculptures that explore themes of nature, mortality, and the uncanny. His work often features animals and other organic forms rendered in minute detail, creating a sense of both awe and unease in the viewer. Swenson's sculptures have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Dallas Museum of Art and he is considered one of the foremost artists working in the realm of hyperrealism. You can find his work at Talley Dunn Gallery in Highland Park.

Joey Brock

Puzzled

40 x 50 inches

Mixed media on mylar


Joey Brock is a visual artist who creates vibrant, mixed media works that start with photographs that he takes. His artwork blends elements culture commentary and personal experience, and often incorporates yarn, which weaves multiple sections of photographs and textiles together. You collect his work via his site and follow him on Instagram.

Linda Ridgway

A sepal, a petal and a thorn

10W x 33H x 8D inches

Bronze


Linda Ridgway is known for her sculptures, installations, and prints that explore themes of memory, loss, and transformation. Her work often incorporates organic and industrial materials to create pieces that evoke a sense of both fragility and resilience in the viewer. Ridgway's artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and she is considered one of the most accomplished artists working in Texas today. You can find her work at Talley Dunn Gallery in Highland Park.

Kana Harada

Foojin - God of Wind

66H inches

Foam sheet and mixed media


Kana Harada's work is highly conceptual and often blends fantastical dreamscapes with stylized flowers. She creates both 2D and 3D works with a variety of materials, including paper, wood, and metal, and her sculptures are characterized by their whimsy and playfulness. Harada's work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the country. You can find her work at Talley Dunn Gallery in Highland Park and follow her on Instagram.

Ricardo Paniagua

[Unknown Work]

Size and medium not listed


Ricardo Paniagua is known for his vibrant paintings and sculptures that are inspired by multiple art movements. His work often incorporates bright kaleidoscope-like patterns and stacked shapes that form larger compositions. Paniagua's artwork has been featured in public art spaces in and around Dallas and Fort Worth. You can see his latest works on his Facebook page.

Gabriel Dawe

Plexus no. 43

Size and medium not listed


Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe is known for his site-specific installations and sculptures that explore themes of light, color, and perception. His work often incorporates colorful, translucent threads that are suspended in space to create intricate and immersive environments. Dawe's artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and he is considered one of the leading artists working in the realm of installation art. You can see his latest works on Instagram.

Dallas Photographers and Filmmakers

Sarah Reyes

Sarah Reyes is primarily a filmmaker and photographer known for her community-driven projects and documentaries highlighting other artists and musicians. She and her collaborator Daniel Driensky travel the world collecting stories that explore the human condition. She “believes that visual storytelling is the universal language that transcends all boundaries and is truly the most powerful way to communicate.” You can discover her latest projects on Instagram.

Allison V. Smith

Tumbleweed photograph by Allison V. Smith.

Tumbleweed - part of “Texas” project]

30 x 30 inches

Photograph (courtesy of Instagram)


Another photographer who is gaining attention for her unique perspective and vision is Allison V. Smith. Smith's work often focuses on the people and places that are important to her. Her photographs are characterized by their intimacy and warmth, and they often capture moments of quiet beauty and grace. Smith's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. You can see her latest images on Instagram and collect her work through Barry Whistler Gallery in the Dallas Design District.

Maxine Helfman

[Untitled work]

Size and medium not listed

Maxine Helfman is a Dallas-based photographer known for her striking, black-and-white portraits that draw directly on historical paintings and sculptures. Her work often features individuals from marginalized communities, rendered in a stark and minimalist style. You can see her latest photographs on Instagram.

Local Artists

This article highlights some examples of the many talented and innovative artists working in DFW today. The increasing number of world class visual artists residing in North Texas is a testament to the area’s commitment to celebrating creativity. With the support of art collectors, galleries, and other institutions, there is no doubt that the diverse art scene in Dallas will continue to grow and flourish in the years to come. To see a list of Dallas art galleries and museums, please read this article.

List of Dallas Artists

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