Forget Banksy—we’ve got street-art talent aplenty right here in Boston. Case in point: 34-year-old graffiti artist and Art Institute of Boston instructor Percy Fortini-Wright, whose dreamlike cityscapes and otherworldly characters have popped up everywhere during the past year, from Liquid Art House and the Copley Society of Art to Art Basel Miami Beach. His unique style, which combines street art’s edge with calligraphy’s elegance, even scored him a spring collaboration with Adidas, which commissioned a series of paintings inspired by the Boston Marathon that were auctioned off to benefit the One Fund.
2014 Winner: Elizabeth Alexander
Creating lush yet delicate sculptures, installations and collages from found objects and meticulously cut paper, Elizabeth Alexander has shown her work everywhere...