There’s no better way to brighten up your Instagram feed than with the vibrant work of Boston’s local visual artists. From murals to queer photography, there’s something here for everyone. Following these artists could lead you to creative new places!
Otherworldly glass sculptures abound on Momoko “Momo” Schafer’s profile, including works that propelled her to be featured in Netflix’s Blown Away. Schafer was recently featured in The Boston Globe for her project called “Prejudice is a Disease” which investigates bias against Asian-Americans sparked by COVID-19.
Hamilton is a multimedia artist whose work examines everyday places, projects, and experiences with the awareness of social justice. Follow her journey as she develops “Jukebox,” a community-centered public art project for the Cambridge Foundry. And her blind contour self-portrait series is breathtaking!
If you’ve seen Chavez’s murals at Harvard, Northeastern, and along the Charles River Esplanade, you’ll know how her work brightens up Boston by illuminating the unique history of our city. In creating her more substantial pieces, Chavez employs a team of female artists as a way to strengthen the community of women and girls in visual art.
Jenkins works through the mediums of painting, sculpting, and printmaking, but is becoming known for his 3-D paintings. A 2019 ICA Foster Prize winner, Jenkins’ layered creations offer the perspective that the human body carries memories of the human experience.
As a Lebanese-American visual artist and stylist, Feda Eid’s photography examines how to reclaim what is lost in translation between cultures. Born out of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Neighborhood Salon cohort, her series “Reflected” shows the importance of representation in museums. The styling and fashion in these photos alone is a crash course in beauty!
Masha Keryan is an Armenian-born artist and painter who pushing the traditional properties of oil paint with a minimal approach to figure painting. Her work explores internal psychologies through classical postures and the relationships between her subjects.
Elena Morris (she/her/hers) is ArtsBoston’s Patron Services Manager. She is a dramaturg and arts administrator passionate about forward-thinking in the arts. Elena holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, focusing her studies on dramatic literature and movement.