Philadelphia is home to some of the most talented artists/painters in the world. If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable art experience in Philadelphia, we’ve got the answer. Discover which artist / painter was voted the ultimate winner and why they stand out from the rest.
2023: Philadelphia Voted Zoe Strauss Best Artist / Painter!
Artist Zoe Strauss brings Philadelphia to life through her lens. Using the city as her primary setting and subject for her work, Strauss typically photographs overlooked (or purposefully avoided) details with a human perspective and eye for composure. Her work has been seen in the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as international shows in France and England. Strauss received a Seedling Award from the Leeway Foundation in the early 2000s and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. You can see her permanent collection at the Philadelphia Museums of Art.
2022: Philadelphia Voted Nile Livingston Best Artist / Painter!
“My intentionally public-facing art projects consider the dynamics of accessibility for an everyday person,” is how Nile Livingston describes her work on her website. A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Kutztown University, Livingston’s works include portraiture, metal fabrication, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, animation and mural painting. Using Philadelphia as an inspiration, Livingston’s works are appreciated throughout the city. “My public art installations are collaborative efforts that reveal my commitment to demonstrating how important public art is to society’s collective well-being,” she said. Her mission “is to produce life-affirming expressions that come from being present and awake to the world.”
2021: Philadelphia Voted Holly Trostle Brigham Best Artist / Painter!
Holly Trostle Brigham
6345 Sherwood Rd
City artist award-winning artist Holly Trostle Brigham’s paintings depict mythical and contemporary themes and among many prestigious exhibits may be seen at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts – PAFA. Brigham studied self-portraiture while pursuing an MFA, going on to receive multiple awards in a public career. She is a figurative painter whose portrayal of nude women is seen as strong, often mythical or religious figures. Subjects include Cybele and Isis the Roman goddess of fertility, and female artists like Frida Kahlo. Lesser-known subjects are of social, religious, and literary-historical origin.