Jeff Koons, Sterling Ruby, and Isaac Julien among Most Influential Artists of 2019

Jeff Koons, Sterling Ruby, Isaac Julien
left to right: Jeff Koons (SAIC 1975–76, HON 2008), Sterling Ruby (BFA 2002), Isaac Julien (HON 2019)

Alums Jeff Koons (SAIC 1975–76, HON 2008) and Sterling Ruby (BFA 2002), and honorary degree recipient Isaac Julien (HON 2019) were named among the most influential artists of 2019 by Artsy. Of the list, the publication notes, "These artists reminded us of the spiritual power of art and the biases we keep; they shed light on the divisive times we live in and showed us the power of solidarity."