12. Alicia McCarthy*
Untitled (4) is part of McCarthy’s recent efforts to create smaller prints using either graffiti pens, acrylic pens, or spray to craft the lines. She’s said that she feels that a body, or bodies, are merging together in this particular piece. Alicia McCarthy has been recognized with solo exhibitions at John Berggruen Gallery and Jack Hanley Gallery. She has also taken part in large public commissions, including the entire side of the Proper Hotel in San Francisco and the new graduate studio for the San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason (of course, they famously tried to expel her when she was a student practicing graffiti).