Top 5 AI Artists You Should Follow on Instagram in 2023

Shuan Barber
4 min readJul 20, 2023

Over the past year, AI Art has taken center stage in the digital world. A host of companies have been hard at work, introducing new tools designed to ignite creativity and generate stunning visuals in unprecedented ways. This new form of artistic expression isn’t just an innovation, it’s becoming a go-to outlet for creativity for many around the globe.

Of course, every major advancement in technology stirs up some debate. There are critics of AI Art who question its authenticity and role in the realm of creativity. Regardless of this controversy, AI Art has made a significant impact on the creative industry, providing tangible benefits and exciting new applications.

Among the many platforms that embrace this new wave of artistry, Instagram stands out. With its vast reach and easy-to-use platform, Instagram has become a hub for artists and enthusiasts to showcase and appreciate AI Art.

Whether you’re an AI enthusiast or a curious newcomer, AI Art is captivating audiences like never before, in stride with video content creators and influencers making significant creative strides. But while video is gaining traction, the magic of AI-generated imagery continues to mesmerize, especially from artists utilizing their favorite application, MidJourney.

Here are five noteworthy Instagram accounts from 2023 that are not only breaking boundaries but also delivering fresh perspectives through their masterful use of AI Art.

@TroplandUniverse

Josh Gottsegen is a published author using AI art to build on character concepts in his whimsical fantasy forest universe. Los Angeles based, Gottsegen incorporates his unique blend of design expertise and early adoption of AI art and has been showcased @TroplandUniverse Instagram. His account has surged in popularity, serving a daily showcase of a broad array of characters, from motivational tigers to vibrant zebra fashionistas to whimsical human characters from the Tropland Spirit Realm. His meticulous detailing and ability to weave diverse characters have created a universe that resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Gottsegen’s upcoming novel, “Myth of the Pear Princess,” and the animated adaptation of “The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot” promise to further expand this unique universe.

Through @TroplandUniverse, Gottsegen’s collaboration with other AI artists from around the globe offers a refreshing escape into a world of imagination, storytelling, and extraordinary visuals.

For more information:

heyo@troplanduniverse.com

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@julian_ai_art

Julian van Dieken is a photographer, AI artist, and educator. His work explores the intersection of pop culture and the absurd. He’s a LinkedIn Top Voice for Artificial Intelligence and continues to push the medium of AI in new creative directions by blending traditional and digital workflows. In the fall of 2022, he challenged himself to create a new piece of media every day for 365 days in a row. His homage to Vermeer was one of the first AI images to be exhibited in a world-renowned classical museum, and his viral creations have been featured in national and international media.

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@iva_ai_popsurreal

Introducing Suzan, an AI-focused artist from Izmir, currently based in Paris. Since September 2022, she’s used the platform Midjourney to craft thousands of unique pieces, each demonstrating AI’s transformative potential in art. But Suzan’s mission extends beyond creation — she’s passionate about guiding her followers through the intriguing labyrinth of AI and its creative possibilities. Not only does she offer a first-hand view into the uncharted territory of AI-infused art, but her work also sparks curiosity about the fusion of human creativity and AI technology.

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@midjourney.man

Introducing MidJourney Man, or Julien, an AI artist who is pushing the envelope in the world of AI artistry. Julien uses a range of AI tools including Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and WarpFusion, melded with traditional art techniques, to craft an array of striking images and animations. An enthusiastic Midjourney user for over a year, Julien isn’t one to rest on his laurels. Armed with a background in photography, his quest from the beginning has been to blend technology and artistry seamlessly, exceeding traditional limits to produce visually impactful creations. Whether you’re an art lover or simply curious about AI in art, following Julien’s journey offers an exciting glimpse into the limitless possibilities of this emerging art form.

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@ai_art_community

Meet the AI Art Community, an innovative hub kick-started in August 2022 to bring structure and unity to the world of AI art. By fostering creativity on Instagram and Discord (click here to join), they’ve become a thriving influence, with up to 200 daily art submissions and thousands of members. Bolstered by over 225 patrons, they’re launching a user-friendly app for iOS and Android platforms, all thanks to the community’s dedication. New and diverse images are posted are featured daily, and you’re sure to see the wide spectrum of AI art being utilized by cultures around the world.

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