World’s Best Futuristic Artists: RIVAS, LEE, VIRWANI, WANG, YANG, FISCHLER, KIM, KANG / 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

Thom Bierdz
5 min readSep 26, 2022


20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums vote in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, arguably the most prestigious online art competition. In 2022, painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 69 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or $5,000 in prizes.

Here are the winners in CATEGORY 18, FUTURISTIC


Born in the novelized Land of Don Quixote, Ciudad Real (Castilla-La Mancha / Spain). His family environment and the multidisciplinary influence of his professional activities; in sports, music, engineering, inventions and art, in Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid, was decisive for artistic creation, of a very personal and different style, called Rivismo, based on the application of Experiential Brushstrokes and , with the aim of bringing novelty and freshness to the world of art.

He has made exhibitions; Individual and collective, in; Spain, China, South Korea, Italy, Denmark, United States, among others. Present in several Art Fairs in the United States, there are also his works in the Museum collection, in; Spain, Denmark and South Korea.

He has participated in many books, art magazines and social networks, having received prestigious international awards.

The work he does defines his personal hallmark. He uses his creativity to be different and look for artistic proposals that surprise, excite and motivate.

He applies his imagination to develop creative, innovative works that interact with the viewer. His work is orderly and methodical. He supervises the good execution and composition. He also incorporates scientific and current issues. He makes the painting a walkable space for the viewer. He creates images of precision, with surprising density and such depth that they are visually captivating.

His works aim to provoke and catch the viewer, turning him into a creative artist during his visual journey and while the images recorded on his retina last.


1ST PLACE RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN “Experiential Geometric Landscape II” 170x200cm Mixed media-Rivismo on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN “Experiential Spawning In The Multiverse” 195x195cm Mixed media-Rivismo on canvas.

3RD PLACE — TIE SEUNGJUN LEE USA Digital art. “A Way in the Wilderness and Streams in the Wasteland (Isaiah 43:19)”

3RD PLACE — TIE VIBHAS VIRWANI INDIA “The Monkey Business” 16.4×27.3″ Digital painting / Adobe Photoshop & digital pen tablet.

4TH PLACE — TIE XUANYI WANG CHINA “Forbidden City Cat” 39x54cm Pen on paper.

4TH PLACE — TIE FLORA YANG CHINA “The Lonely Astronaut” 80x60cm Oil on canvas

4TH PLACE — TIE MAYA FISCHLER USA “Soul Searching” 18x24" Acrylic on paper.

5TH PLACE — TIE RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN “Beethoven & Gauss. Music+Science” 195x195cm Mixed media-Rivismo.

6TH PLACE — TIE SEOJIN KIM REPUBLIC OF KOREA “In The Future” 16x20” Charcoal and acrylic on illustration board.

6TH PLACE — TIE KIMIN KANG USA “Lovers Quarrel” 24x30" Mixed media with acrylic on canvas.

More winners from USA because more entered from USA.


COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here:

This is the 14th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn.

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2022, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on art submissions:

BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN ARKANSAS — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Exclusive Collections Galleries

BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN DELAWARE — The Delaware Contemporary


BEST IN GEORGIA — Westobou Gallery

BEST IN HAWAII — Sunshine Arts

BEST IN INDIANA — Lubeznik Center for the Arts

BEST IN LOUISIANA — Arthur Roger Gallery

BEST IN MICHIGAN — LaFontsee Galleries

BEST IN MISSOURI — Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Blue Rain Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK — Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

BEST IN OREGON — Bronze Coast Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Museum

Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

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Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.