Three School of Art Graduates Make Forbes' 30 Under 30 List
January 08, 2014
Three School of Art graduates are featured in Forbes magazine's third annual 30 Under 30 list highlighting "the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30," according to the magazine. Travess Smalley (A'10), Lucien Smith (A'11) and Torey Thornton (A'12) all appear on the "Art and Style" list in the January 20th issue. The list was selected by a panel comprised of Jeffrey Deitch, the former director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Peter Brant, a contemporary art collector who leads Brant Publications, publisher of Art in America, and by fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.
Lucien Smith appears on the list for the second year in a row, and was also featured in the Styles section of the New York Times in September of last year. Forbes describes his work as, "surprisingly diverse, from a lush sunset over a purple and gold seascape to layered oil paint on canvas with detritus like newspaper and aluminum pie plates." Torey Thornton's work is characterized as "figurative, colorful, crude still lifes that mix painting and glued collage." Travess Smalley "blends computer graphics with physical collage-making."