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7: Becky Nahom

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So in celebration of our Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

7: Becky Nahom
Becky Nahom, Image by Juno Schaser

Becky Nahom uses her education in painting to pursue a curatorial practice. Throughout her collegiate career, she has curated art exhibitions such as It Gets Better and Unreal at the Step Gallery and most recently, Rinse & Repeat at Bragg's Pie Factory.

Nahom works remotely for site95 in Brooklyn, NY as well as interning with the ASU Art Museum's Desert Initiative. Becky will receive her BFA in Painting from ASU in the Spring of 2013.

"Rinse and Repeat"
"Rinse and Repeat"
Image by Juno Schaser

I came to Phoenix with ... Born and raised in Phoenix. After a few stints in New York City, I have most recently returned to Phoenix with a new appreciation for the desert landscape and low humidity.

I curate art because ... One of my favorite experiences is going to a well-curated art show. I hope that in some small way, shape or form that my curatorial efforts can provide a positive experience for the artists and the public.

I'm most productive when ... I can't see any limitations.

My inspiration wall is full of ... Postcards, museum maps, admission-control litho tabs, images of a few of my favorite pieces, childhood photos.

I've learned the most from ... Working through a problem. And ... The Real Housewives of any city, including Vancouver.

Good work should always ... Come with an artist to back it up.

The Phoenix creative scene could use more ... Curiosity.

7: Becky Nahom
Image courtesy of site95 by Cary Whittier

The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas 99. Isaac Caruso 98. Brandon Gore 97. Kelsey Dake 96. Hector Ruiz 95. Caroline Battle 94: Jennifer Campbell 93. Jeff Chabot 92. Tiffiney Yazzie 91. Daniel Germani 90. Irma Sanchez 89. Daniel m. Davis 88. Kirstin Van Cleef 87. Emmett Potter 86. Sarah Hurwitz 85. Christine Cassano 84. Fred Tieken 83. Lindsay Kinkade 82. Ruben Galicia 81. Robert Uribe 80. Heidi Abrahamson 79. Josephine Davis 78. Travis Ladue 77. Taz Loomans 76. Mikey Jackson 75. Alex Empty 74. Joe Ray 73. Carol Roque 72. Daniel Funkhouser 71. Carla Chavarria 70. Hugo Medina 69. Cavin Costello 68. Claire Carter 67. Lindsay Tingstrom 66. Catherine Ruane 65. Christopher Crosby 64. Aaron Johnson 63. Brenda Eden 62. Colton Brock 61. Ernesto Moncada 60. Benjamin Phillips 59. Brad Armstrong 58. Angela Hardison 57. Tyler Quinn 56. Andrew James Benson 55. Charles Anthony Darr 54: Tiffe Fermaint 53. Eric Cox 52. Victor Vasquez 51. John Randall Nelson 50. Lauren Lee 49. Kyle Jordre 48. Julie C. Kent 47. Sean Deckert 46. Niba DelCastillo 45. Joseph Benesh 44. Ashley Harder 43. Dan Vermillion 42. Daniel Shepherd 41. James B. Hunt 40. Lori Fenn 39. Seth Gideon Fainkujen 38. Wayne Rainey 37. Christian Filardo 36. Melissa Cody 35. Jason Rudolph Peña 34. Cindy Iverson 33. Ryan Gentry 32. Sebastien Millon 31. Andrea Beesley 30. Chris Pruitt 29. Robert Diehl 28. Rachel Malloy 27. Jonathan Simon 26. Ann Morton 25. Kim Moody 24. Kevin Flanagan 23. Such and Champ Styles 22. Julia Fournier 21. Rebecca Green 20. Jules Demetrius 19. Averian Chee 18. Sara Cochran 17. Daniel Mills 16. Nina Miller 15. Robert Brandan Martinez 14. Rachel Bowditch 13. Ashley Macias 12. Eddie Sparr 11. Bob Roman 10. Melinda Bergman 9. Emily Stergar 8. Tomas Stanton

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