August 04, 2016

20 San Antonio Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

You've seen their work, you've heard their names, but have you followed them on Instagram? For a flood of creativity on your feed and a peek into the world of some of San Antonio's well-known artists, we recommend you follow these 20 creatives who are shaping the city's artistic landscape.
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Albert Alvarez
instagram.com/disjointed_theories_about_life
Explosions, war zones, monsters and mosh pits are but a few of the things you’re likely to find when gazing upon the dizzying — and at times NSFW — drawings of local mad scientist and Rhode Island School of Design grad Albert Alvarez.
Photo via Instagram, @disjointed_theories_about_life
Albert Alvarez
instagram.com/disjointed_theories_about_life
Explosions, war zones, monsters and mosh pits are but a few of the things you’re likely to find when gazing upon the dizzying — and at times NSFW — drawings of local mad scientist and Rhode Island School of Design grad Albert Alvarez.
Photo via Instagram, @disjointed_theories_about_life
Fernando Andrade
instagram.com/f_andrade_art 
Back in 2014, Fernando Andrade reminded some viewers of a young Vincent Valdez via his Blue Star Contemporary exhibit “Tierra y Libertad,” a stellar yet disturbing series of drawings created in response to a close friend’s disappearance due to drug cartel violence.
Photo via Instagram, instagram.com/f_andrade_art
Fernando Andrade
instagram.com/f_andrade_art
Back in 2014, Fernando Andrade reminded some viewers of a young Vincent Valdez via his Blue Star Contemporary exhibit “Tierra y Libertad,” a stellar yet disturbing series of drawings created in response to a close friend’s disappearance due to drug cartel violence.
Photo via Instagram, instagram.com/f_andrade_art
Ricky Armendariz
instagram.com/rickyarmendarizart
Raised in El Paso with art legend Luis Jiménez among the family friends, UTSA professor and Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency alum Ricky Armendariz creates mystical paintings on wood panels enhanced with fine patterns carved out with a router.
Photo via Instagram, instagram.com/rickyarmendarizart
Ricky Armendariz
instagram.com/rickyarmendarizart
Raised in El Paso with art legend Luis Jiménez among the family friends, UTSA professor and Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency alum Ricky Armendariz creates mystical paintings on wood panels enhanced with fine patterns carved out with a router.
Photo via Instagram, instagram.com/rickyarmendarizart
Ray Tattooed Boy
@tattooedboy123
Live music promos, festival posters, glossy magazine illustrations and San Antonio Current covers are all par for the course for Ray Tattooed Boy, a wildcard pop artist who’s put his own irreverent spin on everyone from Elvis and Tim Duncan to Morrissey and Selena.
Photo via Instagram, @tattooedboy123
Ray Tattooed Boy
@tattooedboy123
Live music promos, festival posters, glossy magazine illustrations and San Antonio Current covers are all par for the course for Ray Tattooed Boy, a wildcard pop artist who’s put his own irreverent spin on everyone from Elvis and Tim Duncan to Morrissey and Selena.
Photo via Instagram, @tattooedboy123
Bryson Brooks
@brysonbrooksphotos
Whether leaning toward the abstract or figurative, painter Bryson Brooks maintains a sharp sense of humor that’s played out in his amusing forays into hip-hop.
Photo via Instagram, @brysonbrooksphotos
Bryson Brooks
@brysonbrooksphotos
Whether leaning toward the abstract or figurative, painter Bryson Brooks maintains a sharp sense of humor that’s played out in his amusing forays into hip-hop.
Photo via Instagram, @brysonbrooksphotos
Sarah Castillo
@casarahcasarah
With fiber, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography among her media of choice, Chicana feminist artist and Más Rudas Collective collaborator Sarah Castillo is the curator behind Lady Base Gallery, an independent art space dedicated to women and members of the LGBTQIA community.
Photo via Instagram, @casarahcasarah
Sarah Castillo
@casarahcasarah
With fiber, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography among her media of choice, Chicana feminist artist and Más Rudas Collective collaborator Sarah Castillo is the curator behind Lady Base Gallery, an independent art space dedicated to women and members of the LGBTQIA community.
Photo via Instagram, @casarahcasarah
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
@dimandsum
Admittedly obsessed with “all things grandma and her two chihuahuas,” Jennifer Ling Datchuk (one half of the San Antonio-based line Dim and Sum) crafts strange, delicate magic from porcelain.
Photo via Instagram, @dimandsum
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
@dimandsum
Admittedly obsessed with “all things grandma and her two chihuahuas,” Jennifer Ling Datchuk (one half of the San Antonio-based line Dim and Sum) crafts strange, delicate magic from porcelain.
Photo via Instagram, @dimandsum
Ana Fernandez
@anafernandezcom
A multitasking success story recently profiled in the Current’s sister publication Out In SA, Ana Fernandez is celebrated for both her moody, mysterious paintings of houses and buildings and the tricked-out raspsas she sells out of her food truck, Chamoy City Limits.
Photo via Instagram,  @anafernandezcom
Ana Fernandez
@anafernandezcom
A multitasking success story recently profiled in the Current’s sister publication Out In SA, Ana Fernandez is celebrated for both her moody, mysterious paintings of houses and buildings and the tricked-out raspsas she sells out of her food truck, Chamoy City Limits.
Photo via Instagram, @anafernandezcom
Angela Fox
@angelafoxart
Armed with a keen sense of color, a background in printmaking and a fondness for comic books, Angela Fox adds rich layers and patterns to her works (typically rendered in gouache), giving them an intricacy reminiscent of ethnic rugs and textiles.
Photo via Instagram,  @angelafoxart
Angela Fox
@angelafoxart
Armed with a keen sense of color, a background in printmaking and a fondness for comic books, Angela Fox adds rich layers and patterns to her works (typically rendered in gouache), giving them an intricacy reminiscent of ethnic rugs and textiles.
Photo via Instagram, @angelafoxart
Sarah Fox
@foxsar
A Texas transplant and UTSA grad, Sarah Fox is a multimedia artist concerned with figurative and symbolic work that often fuses history and fantasy, the familiar and the alien, the human and the animal.
Photo via Instagram, @foxsar
Sarah Fox
@foxsar
A Texas transplant and UTSA grad, Sarah Fox is a multimedia artist concerned with figurative and symbolic work that often fuses history and fantasy, the familiar and the alien, the human and the animal.
Photo via Instagram, @foxsar