Two Yale alumnae Okwui Okpokwasili BA ’96 and Ana Benaroya MFA ’19 were recently featured in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix. The Approval Matrix is a bi-weekly guide the magazine creates to what they consider “highbrow, lowbrow, despicable, and brilliant.”
Both Okpokwasili and Benaroya were featured in the guide’s brilliant highbrow section. Benaroya was featured for her “can’t-look-away paintings at Venus over Manhattan Gallery” and Okpokwasili was featured for being “stellar in for colored girls at the Booth Theatre.”
See the full Approval Matrix here.
Photo-Illustration: Ajay_Suresh (Library); © Rosana Paulino (Venice); Government of Prince Edward Island (Breathalyzer); Carlos Villa (Carlos Villa); Courtesy of Polk & Co (Okpokwasili); Courtesy of Macbeth (Gold); © Ana Benaroya, Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan (Benaroya); Jeremy Daniels (The Minutes); Hannah Nielsen-Jones (Retrofit