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The rent may be too damn high in New York, but that hasn’t stopped young artists from flocking to the city; it remains the art capital of the world, after all, with the world’s largest concentration of galleries (from Chelsea to the Lower East Side to the Upper East Side, not to mention Brooklyn and Queens) and art museums (such as the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art), where they all hope to show some day. With studios costing an arm and a leg, the hurdles to success here are formidable, but even so, young artists in New York manage to attract the attention of gallerists, curators and collectors with innovative work. Here are 10 doing just that.