About Hyperallergic

Our logo as a stamp, designed by one of our readers, William Everston, as a submission to our Mail Art Bulletin series. (via)

Our logo as a stamp, designed by one of our readers, William Everston, as a submission to our Mail Art Bulletin series. (via)

Sensitive to Art and its Discontents

Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.

Hyperallergic LABS, our Tumblr blog, was named by Time magazine as one of the “30 Tumblrs to Follow in 2013.”

The Hyperallergic Newsletter is sent out daily to a subscriber base of 70,000, and every Tuesday it includes a letter from the editor with a recap of the most popular and important stories from the week. Subscribers also get first dibs on Hyperallergic events, which include discussions, parties, screenings, and performances.

Hyperallergic also publishes a Weekend edition edited by a collective of leading writers and journalists, including John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio.

“There’s no question that we need — art needs — an influx of new commentators who don’t mistake attitude for ideas, who move easily between cultures and geographies. Regular gigs in mainstream print journalism have all but dried up, but the Internet offers ambitious options in a growing number of blogazines including … Hyperallergic (edited by Hrag Vartanian), which combine criticism, reporting, political activism and gossip on an almost-24-hour news cycle.” (Holland Cotter, art critic, New York Times)

Hyperallergic [is a] witty, provocative, artblog-meets-magazine that is at once playful and serious and impossible to stop reading.”  (Artsy)

Hyperallergic, by the way, is that rare thing, deeply informed, up-to-the-minute and often an irresistible read. I look at it most days.” (Mary Louise Schumacher, art critic at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Brooklyn’s foremost venue for art news and criticism” (Ben Sutton, The L Magazine)

For a sense of the problem and a seasonal feast of pity and fear, see my favorite list, “The 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World,” at the infectiously ill-tempered blog Hyperallergic.” (Peter Schjeldahl, art critic, The New Yorker)

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Senior Editor

Metro Editor

Associate Editor


Events & Sponsorship Manager


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Who are we?

Co-founder & Publisher
Veken Gueyikian is the co-founder and publisher of Hyperallergic. He left behind careers in chemical engineering and medicine to pursue his passion in interactive marketing. He works with clients in the real estate, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, and culture industries to help them reach audiences around the world. His agency, Going Off Script, was named by Adweek as an up-and-coming Brooklyn ad agency. (@veken)
Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief
Hrag Vartanian is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic. He has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Observer, Daily News, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in countless publications and he regularly lectures on the art world online. (@hragv)
Senior Editor
Jillian Steinhauer is senior editor of Hyperallergic. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Jewish Daily Forward, The Awl, and other places. She loves art, comics, cheese, and baked goods, in no particular order. The self-appointed Hyperallergic cat correspondent, she lives in Brooklyn with her own cat, Lady. (@jilnotjill)
Metro Editor
Benjamin Sutton is the Metro Editor at Hyperallergic. His articles on the tedium of art fairs, James Franco’s obsession with Cindy Sherman, and other divisive issues been published there and by The L Magazine, Modern Painters, Art+Auction, and BKLYNR, among others. He has curated exhibitions at Field Projects, the Spring Break Art Show, the Gowanus Loft, and the Lower East Side Printshop. (@bhsutton )
Associate Editor
Elisa Wouk Almino is associate editor of Hyperallergic. She is an art and fiction writer, and translates poetry and fiction from Portuguese. She holds an M.A. in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from NYU and a B.A. in English and Art History from Barnard College. She likes to look at art slowly and closely, and has occasionally given gallery talks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tiernan Morgan is the producer of Hyperallergic. His articles have examined New York’s 1980s art scene and artist resale royalties. He conducts interviews with artists and writes the regular weekly news round-up — Art Movements. He also collaborates with artist and regular Hyperallergic contributor Lauren Purje on a series of illustrated guides to the art world. His legal middle name is Bam-Bam. (@tiernanbambam)
Hyperallergic LABS Managing Editor
Janelle Grace is the managing editor of Hyperallergic’s tumblelog Hyperallergic LABS. In some of her previous professional lives, she’s written essays for the Studio Museum in Harlem, coordinated gallery talks at MoMA, and checked coats at the Museum of Sex. She’s also known for her role as @RudyHuxtable on Twitter.

Alicia Eler is an art critic, culture journalist, and writer. Her coverage of selfie culture has been featured in New York magazine, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, Gigaom, and Colorlines. Her fiction writing is published inIlluminati Girl Gang and Projecttile Lit. Her work has appeared in Art21, Artforum, Art Papers, Raw Vision Magazine, Salon, and Time Out Chicago. She is based in Los Angeles. (@aliciaeler)

Allison C. Meier is a freelance and fiction writer based in Brooklyn. Originally from Oklahoma, she has been covering contemporary visual art for print and online media since 2006. You can read about her New York and world travel adventures on her website. You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @allisoncmeier.
Laura C. Mallonee holds an M.A. in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from NYU and a B.F.A. in painting from Missouri State University. She enjoys exploring new cities and loitering in her community bookstore.

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Hyperallergic Weekend Editorial Collective

Thomas Micchelli
Albert Mobilio
John Yau

Consulting Editors

Lyra Kilston (LA)

An Xiao (LA & Kumpala)

Poetry Editor

Joe Pan


Philip Hartigan (Chicago)
Faheem Haider (Hudson Valley, NY)
Joseph Nechvatal (Paris)

Regular Contributors

Brendan C. Carroll
Alexander Cavaluzzo
Alexis Clements
Alissa Guzman
Howard Hurst
Carren Jao (LA)
Megan N. Liberty
Laura Mallonee 
Lauren Purje
Mark Sheerin (Brighton, UK)
Melissa Stern 
Ben Valentine (Berkeley, CA)

Additional Contributors

Stephanie Bailey (London)
Man Bartlett
Lindsay L. Benedict (Turin)
Claire Breukel (Miami & NYC)
Emily Colucci
Peter Dobey
John Fekner
Mark S. Holsworth (Melbourne)
Daniel Larkin
Erin Lindholm
Lynn Maliszewski
Robert C. Morgan
Patrick Neal
Chloe Pantazi
Ellen Pearlman
William Powhida
Alessandro Rolandi (Beijing)
Samuel Rowlett (Boston)
Jocelyn Silver
Benjamin Snyder (San Diego)
Harry Swartz-Turfle
Kate Wadkins
Sarah Walko
Cat Weaver
Rachel Wetzler

Additional Hyperallergic Weekend Contributors

Siobhan Burke
Lucas Fagen
James Gibbons
Morten Høi Jensen
Michael Leong
Carl Little
Jennifer Samet
Barry Schwabsky
Christine Shan Shan Hou

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