Don't miss Ryan Smith's engrossing profile of artist and designer William Chyr (Manifold Garden) recently published on the Chicago Reader in 2016. It's situated in the traditional narrative of the artist-as-lonely-genius, but it is a pleasure to read and full of insights about the ascent of game art/art games in the US. The article was published two years ago, but it's still very fresh.
Full article: "Video games level up to high art—and Chicago artist William Chyr is at the controls. The artist and polymath is using PlayStation as the canvas for his magnum opus, Manifold Garden" by Ryan Smith.
LINK: William Chyr