ART & DESIGN

The New Female Gallerists


Ever since the days of Peggy Guggenheim and Betty Parsons, women have been vital operators in the New York art world. W introduces you to the new guard of gallerists.

1

The Hole, the former Deitch director’s new Bowery space, is raw, punky, and cool—just like the young and restless crowds it attracts.

STAR RECRUIT: Evan Gruzis.

2

The West Village’s Algus Greenspon gallery, which the downtown darling cofounded with Mitchell Algus last year, brings outsider artists into Greenspon’s fashionable circle.

STAR RECRUIT: Stuart Brisley.

3

Their Wallspace in Chelsea is the hot gallery of the moment for emergent artists.

STAR RECRUITS: Walead Beshty, Shannon Ebner.

4

Reena Spaulings Fine Art, which performance artist Sundblad cofounded in 2004 with fellow artist John Kelsey, was among the earliest settlers of the Lower East Side—and remains one of its most enigmatic and vital mavericks.

STAR RECRUITS: K8 Hardy, Klara Liden.

5

Her three-year-old Lower East Side gallery is an incubator for promising young talent—the art world is just waiting for both Cooley and her artists to make good.

STAR RECRUITS: Frank Haines, Andy Coolquitt.