Top 100 Sculptors of 2018 on Instagram

As the Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine I have had the pleasure of working with many incredible sculptors for more than 5 years now – for the magazine itself, our web blog, our curated exhibitions, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, and of course sharing their work across our 900,000+ strong social media network. Sculpture is personally my favourite medium, so it is always a thrill to delve deeply into the practices of my favourite artists, or to discover a new sculptor whose work is unique and technically exceptional.

So as this year comes to a close I wanted to share with you a list of artists who work in a wide variety of mediums from found object assemblage, glass, textiles, wood, marble, sculpey, metal, wax, string, bones, feathers, fibreglass, sugar, resin, metal, clay, taxidermy, paper, textiles, fine porcelain etc., and whose works range in scale from miniature to larger than life or room size! All of whom I believe are among the greatest living and working sculptors of 2018. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, and not is any particular order, however as you will see the works speak for themselves. The list includes internationally acclaimed artists, whose work is held in many museum permanent collections, as well as fascinating and brilliant emerging sculptors who deserve more attention. You may note that there are some sculptors who are conspicuously missing, this is because I have not included artists with a minimal or no Instagram presence [my little tip for all artists: showing beautiful photographs of completed works, rather than just works in progress, is very important], because as you will see all the artists mentioned below are linked to their Instagram accounts, so you can quickly and easily follow them too!

We hope this list helps aspiring sculpture get some ideas on how to get more instagram followers and if you are a sculptor, or know one that you feel should be included in next year’s list, please comment below. I am always in search of exciting new creatives! And if you want to gave some more traction on your own pieces, check out kenji for instagram growth.

Finally, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize will have a separate Sculpture Category Award in 2019 to ensure all the amazing emerging and mid career sculptors around the world get the recognition they deserve! Join our email mailing list to ensure you don’t miss out on all the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize news and of course to be notified when entries open in the new year. The 2019 Prize will also have separate Category Awards for Traditional [painting, drawing, collage etc], Digital Art and Photography, so let all your creative friends know! We will be announcing the Jury Panel and Prizes in the new year. See details of this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, Finalists, Honourable Mentions and Winners.

Note this list does not include Art Dolls or Art Toys. I hope to do another list of these artists in future.

Top 100 Sculptors of 2018 on Instagram

1. Beth Cavener

2. Kris Kuksi

3. Aron Demetz

4. Mahlimae

5. Julia deVille

6. Erika Sanada

7. Crystal Morey

8. Kim Simonsson

9. Anna-Wili Highfield


10. Carole Feuerman


11. Akishi Ueda

12. Ellen Jewett

13. Kate MacDowell

14. Elizabeth McGrath

15. Sarah Rayner

16. Forest Rogers

17. Sarah Louise Davey

18. Ronit Baranga

19. Daniel Firman

20. Yoshimasa Tsuchiya

21. Jessica Joslin

22. Jessica Dalva

23. Pip & Pop

24. Lucy Glendinning

25. Scott Radke

26. Susannah Montague

27. Miriam Knibbeler

28. Cristina Córdova

29. Colin Christian

30. Tim Clarkson

31. Joseph Marr

32. Juz Kitson

33. Caitlin McCormack

34. Scott Hove

35. Vipoo

36. Bruno Walpoth

37. Johnson Tsang

38. Emil Melmoth


39. Gosia

40. Hedi Xandt

41. Anne-Valérie Dupond

42. Kathie Olivas

43. Willy Verginer

44. Xooang Choi

45. Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

46. Patricia Piccinini

47. Juliette Clovis


48. Isabel Peppard

49. Javier Perez

50. Penelope Davis

51. Gehard Demetz

52. JAGO

53. Michelle Perrett

54. Coderch & Malavia

55. Alessandro Gallo

56. Seung Mo Park

57. Ariel Bowman

58. Claudia Fontes

59. Penny Evans

60. Natalie Ryan

61. Christopher David White

62. Lorren Lowrey

63. Gerard Mas

64. Sally Kent

65. Hsu-Tung Han

66. Paloma Smith


67. Thom Puckey

68. Sam Jinks

69. Susannah Zucker

70. Ebony Russell

71. Paul Poupet

72. Calvin Ma

73. Kate MccGwire

74. Biata Roytburd

75. Kirsten Stingle


77. Bran Lin

78. Katsuyo Aoki

79. Lisa Clague

80. Kazuhiro Tsuji

81. Alice Couttoupes

82. Ed Elliott

83. Matthew Levin

84. Crystal Wagner

85. Tach Pollard

86. Anu Allikas

87. Tom Kuebler

88. Verginer Matt

89. Christina Bothwell

90. Virginie Ropars

91. Chiharu Shiota

92. Sergio Bustamante

93. Claire Morgan

94. Adam Wallacavage

95. Qixuan Lim

96. Carisa Swenson

97. Maria Rubinke

98. Doubleparlour

99. Darla Jackson

100. Paolo Del Toro


About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.


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