What Is Emerging Art? (Gallery Viewer)

What Is Emerging Art?, article for Gallery Viewer, published September 15, 2020

Like any other market, the art market has its own jargon. However, the art market has terms that are not always as clear as one might hope for. Most often you hear terms indicating the status of an artist. An artist’s career path can be divided into the following categories: Upcoming, Emerging, Mid-career of Established and Blue Chip. A rather arbitrary distribution that is often used randomly, especially when sales are involved.

We speak of an emerging artist if there are not just successful gallery shows, but also if there’s growing recognition from renowned institutions and professionals, such as museums, art centers, journalists, curators and art collectors.

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