These 12 artists and innovators will define the coming year.

The Balancing Act 

Joselynn Tokashiki Engstrom

The Rapper 

Gifted Gab

The Class Clown 

Linas Phillips

The Activist 

Aaron Huey

The New Animal 

Markeith Wiley

The Gallerist 

Sharon Arnold

The Chameleon 

Justin Huertas

The Producer 

Sam Anderson

The Connector 

Olivia McCausland

The Alchemist 

Alex Osuch aka DJAO

The Designer 

Matthew Parker

The Inventor

Jeri Ellsworth