6. Ryan Trecartin
Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Ryan Trecartin has been recognized as an emerging force in the art world in the past decade. His multi-media works are a barrage of color, collage, and video. In 2011, his exhibit "Any Ever" at MoMA's PS1 featured videos of Trecartin masked, costumed, and made up to create something that looked like an acid trip. He's also one of the artists making us pay attention on Twitter.