10 Galleries in New York to Visit during the Art Week

May 7, 2015

New York is almost certainly one of the major art capitals of the world, with art lovers having the luxury of picking from over a thousand art galleries and dealing with the thousands of art dealers located there. The abundant exhibition spaces in the city offer something for everything, with the contemporary art scene spread across the various areas of New York, from Bushwick, which is recognised as an area for young artists trying to break into the New York art scene, to the infamous Chelsea area, a thriving area with around 500 spaces exhibiting new and established names. SoHo has a rich history of art, mainly from the 1970s, while the Upper East Side is the place to head for high-end art, being home to both Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. New York has always been a hot bed of creative activity, from graffiti through to fine art and all stops in-between, also boasting a number of world famous art fairs including Pulse, Volta and the Independent art fair. With such a massive amount of gallery spaces in the area it is hard to know where to begin, so here we present 10 galleries from New York which are offering fascinating contemporary art exhibitions and check out our gallery section for more places to visit in New York.

Cluster Wall

Cluster Wall is one of the new breed of galleries in New York, the Brooklyn based company being created for the modern world and existing as an online gallery specialising in urban art. Cluster Wall works closely with some of the most innovative and contemporary urban artists from around the world, producing unique limited edition screen prints, created with the best materials and often hand-embellished, along with original works. You can read more about their unique and affordable approach to contemporary urban art in the Cluster Wall article.

The Hole

The Hole offers something a little bit unique in terms of galleries in New York, boasting a 4000 square foot exhibition space in its Bowery location. The Hole exhibits monthly group and solo exhibitions, often presenting two shows concurrently, while also hosting special events and projects aimed at other emerging creative industries, which compliments the gallery philosophy of collaboration across the arts. The Hole often works with thematic shows, exhibiting the artworks of emerging and established contemporary artists. Previous exhibitions include The Early Man group show and Go with the Flow.

Images courtesy of The Hole


Here we bring you one of the new kids on the block in terms of galleries in New York, Wallworks, located in the South Bronx. This contemporary art gallery only officially opened earlier in 2015 and was established by graffiti legend John Crash Matos and entrepreneur Robert Kantor. Wallworks is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established artists and consider the gallery a place for experimenting. After a couple of unofficial group shows towards the end of 2014, they officially opened the doors with the Ikonoclasts show, dedicated to the work of graffiti legends Dondi, Rammellzee and A-One. Wallworks have shown they mean business by presenting the current MadC solo exhibition, Bits & Pieces. Check out more at Wallworks.

Images courtesy of WallworksNY

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