Awol Erizku 10 Artists to watch this December

November 27th, 2016

Nina Johnson, November 28 - January 14

An indisputable up-and-comer, the 28-year-old Yale MFA grad Awol Erizku broke out as an artist capable of wearing many hats, from photographing Ethiopian sex workers in poses that update classic paintings of the Western canon to his film Serendipity that screened at MoMA PopRally to his editorial work for the New York Times Magazine,, and Vice. Now, for his first solo show at Miami’s Nina Johnson gallery (formerly Gallery Diet), the Ethiopian-born artist will show another side of his talent by rolling out 20 new paintings derived from nail salon signs he spotted around Los Angeles.