Angel Otero and Saya Woolfalk Make Hyperallergic's Top 20

Saya Woolfalk, “ChimaCloud Crystal Body B” (2017) (Benjamin Sutton/Hyperallergic)

Hyperallergic announced its list of top 20 NYC arts shows recently, with two of the School's alumni making the cut.

Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) and Saya Woolfalk (MFA 2004) placed sixth and 16th, respectfully. Of Otero's show Elegies at the Bronx Museum, Hyperallergic's staff praised "ideas [that] were strong," a perspective that's clear, the work itself as "definitely impressive." 

As for Woolfalk's exhibition ChimaCloud and the Pose System at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, the staff found her excursions into performative mask traditions, Eastern religion, cyberfeminist theory, and human-plant hybrids "transcendental," praising her "elaborately costumed mannequins holding outlandish poses, ornately futuristic masks and busts, kaleidoscopic projections, and an augmented reality experience." Read the full write-up here.