Below you will find the final 100 list as voted for by the general public. There are ten names in each category, select a category to view the winners who are listed alphabetically.
Timed to coincide with the monarch's forthcoming Diamond Jubilee, 2012 saw Alison Jackson's 'Jubilee' show exhibited at London's Pertwee Anderson & Gold. A contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity, Jackson raises questions about whether we can believe what we see when we live in a mediated world of screens, imagery and internet. Her most recent follow-up Harry stunts have had the USA going nuts for her. She also exhibited in The Hayward Gallery in 2011, which was her first solo up show since 2003.
David Hockney's career has spanned over five decades, and he continues to challenge and excite. His Royal Academy exhibition earlier this year demonstrated his ongoing and ever-evolving skill in using all forms of new technology to make his work, including I-phones and I-pads.
Nominated for his ability to cut-through any perceived art world elitism and snobbery, this year Grayson Perry curated a sell-out show, THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN CRAFTSMAN at the British Museum, and got a queue of grey-haired old ladies to the Victoria Miro Gallery (off Old Street) to see his TV tie-in show of tapestries, THE VANITY OF SMALL DIFFERENCES. Best known for his work with ceramics and cross-dressing as alter-ego Claire, Perry was awarded the Turner Prize in 2008.
Harry Handelsman is the man behind the restoration of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. In 2011 his company Manhattan Loft Corporation returned Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Grade I listed Gothic masterpiece to its original beauty. Harry is now working to create Manhattan Loft Gardens, a staggering cantilevered 42 storey tower and reimagining of the London garden square in Stratford City next to the Olympic Park.
London-based, Bristol-bred graffiti king, design guru, inventor of Ink Nouveau, curator of SEE NO EVIL in Bristol, URBAN in Ibiza, and all-round leisurely gentleman. In August 2011 and 2012, Tom Bingle (A.K.A. Inkie) was named as the organiser of the UK's largest permanent street art project. With 72 international artists and 13000 spray cans used over one week, SEE NO EVIL involved painting the buildings of an entire street, Nelson Street in the centre of Bristol.
Famous in the music world for his portrait of Amy Winehouse which was displayed at Camden Town tube when she died last year, Johann Andersson's career to date has been studded with acclaim, from being the youngest person ever to be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award on graduation in 2008 to being named Sky Arts' 'one to watch' young British Contemporary Artist, featured on a 6week documentary in 2011. Andersson's compelling recent solo show STOLEN FACES at the Long Gallery of Englefield House comprised paintings of individuals marginalised by society replacing 17th century portraits of prominent earls and countesses.
Kate Moross turned her illustrations into a brand and has inspired a generation to believe they can make it on their own. A graphic artist and art director who combines art, marketing and music in a way that is much copied but rarely bettered. Bringing her expertise to artists including Jessie Ware and TEED, labels, and multi-international brands including Samsung for whom she designed their Olympic Visual Identity System. Aged just 18 when London won the Games, Moross' ethos and style have already proved extremely influential as the music changes and labels are increasingly desperate to find innovative ways to create brand awareness.
Founded in 2006, Paradise Row has been around for a while, but the last year has seen a particularly strong set of exhibitions including MOMENTS OF REPRIEVE: REPRESENTING LOSS IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY. Hackworth is constantly pushing the envelope with thought-provoking yet always beautiful works, bringing in an international range of acclaimed progressive artists. Very influential on the cultural landscape.
Philip Levine is a British artist, cultural entrepreneur and trendsetter. He is known for his unique head designs that inspire people around the world. In the last year Philip has showed his debut exhibition titled HEADISM and produced talks at the Tate Modern. He has been a living art exhibit at the V&A Museum and Somerset House, where his work has been displayed since January 2012.
Following on from designing the UK's World Expo pavilion in Shanghai, Heatherwick continues to produce beautiful, innovative work in Architecture and Design, including the Olympic Cauldron, an exhibition of the studio's work at the V&A, and even the New Bus for London. This recent work has seen his rise to become one of Britain's most celebrated designers, described by Terence Conran as 'the Leonardo da Vinci of our times'.