Aug 19, 2015 4:27PM

Meet 5 LA Girls Making Good Art On The Internet (And IRL)

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Ada Rajkovic just curated a show in LA that featured over 40 young female artists who are good at the internet, with girls like Molly Soda and Mayan Toledano rounding out the impressive line-up.

We were so into the vibe that we asked Ada to fill us in on the LA art girls that she's digging most ATM. The five artists she selected work across film, sculpture and photography and we've got a good feeling about every one of 'em. Get a little insight into each of their work below (before you start following their v good grams).

Name: Signe Pierce (@signepierce)

Where's home? 
Split between LA and NYC.

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
Synthetic aesthetics vs. hyperreal dreams.

Who inspires you?
Artists who push the limits of their mediums to create new forms — Madonna's career as a pop performance artist exploring the different aspects of femininity, Andy Kaufman's avant-garde art comedy, and Kanye West's unapologetic exploration of his vision and poetry are three that come to mind. I'm inspired by people who bring artistic ideas to the masses.

What's been the most significant work or body of work you've made so far?
American Reflexxx, a film I made with Alli Coates. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'd like to be remembered in a similar vein as the artists that inspire me. Someone who made people think differently through my art.  

Name: Lauren Halsey (@summaeverythang)

Where's home?
El aye *los angeles*

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
Gold-blooded afronaut fantasy thangs.

Who inspires you?
My father, neighborhoods in downtown south central el aye, the eastside and Harlem, Parliament Funkadelic, Lauryn Hill, Willie Hutch and Superstudio.

What's been the most significant work or body of work you've made so far?
Kingdom splurge, my forever thang. I build interplanetary environmental experiences for people to lounge and ponder in that entail affirmation and liberation through funk, fantasy architecture and love.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Master architect and builder of worlds, an official representative of Funkentelechy and professional basketball player.

Name: Hobbes (@hhobbess)

Where's home? 
Home has never been a very important idea to me, but i think now my room in my house in LA.

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
Vaguely surreal, brightly coloured stuff.

Who inspires you?
My peers!! It means so much to me to see my friends getting the recognition they deserve. It's also really inspiring to see people who are very uncompromisingly themselves succeed, especially people who go about their work in a way that's different/unconventional/risky.

What's been the most significant work or body of work you've made so far?
It's definitely what I'm working on now. I've been producing these studio selfies and still lives for a little over two years now and I feel like this is the work that really brought me into my own as a photographer — where I've been creating something that is meaningful and inspiring and has been the catalyst for everything that's happened in my career. It's the reason I'm talking to you now. I've also been working on a short film for the past few months that just finished shooting that I hope will be up there with the best things I've ever done.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Rich, famous and content.

Name: Sara Cath (@saracath)

Where's home?
Los Angeles, CA

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
I love every single colour.

Who inspires you?
Anyone who wakes up in the morning ready to reinvent themselves.

What's been the most significant work or body of work you've made so far ?
I'm proud of the body of work I shot while on tour with my band, Sloppy Jane, this past July. It's unpublished as of now but it's the most honest work I've created thus far.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
An all-star.

Name: Liza Mandelup (@lizamandelup)

Where's home?
Still looking...Currently Los Angeles, CA.

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
A dreamy reality you can't touch.

Who inspires you?
Hustlers and daydreamers.

What's been the most significant work or body of work you've made so far?
My Vimeo account. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I don't wanna grow up.

Name: Sinziana Velicescu (@casualtimetravel)

Where's home?
Los Angeles

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
Architectural anthropologist abstracting reality through photography (sorry that's six).

Who inspires you?
Mark Rothko, William Eggleston, Edward Hopper.

What's been the most significant work or body of work you've made so far?
'On the Periphery', a series that explores the aesthetic and utilitarian effect of architecture in and around parts of Los Angeles that are less visited by the general public.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A recognised photographer.

Photos: Courtesy of the artists

Lucy Jones