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Who we are:
Beauty & Brawn is a unique curatorial partnership based in Chicago that specializes in custom art creation, arts education, fabrication, programming and production for public and private initiatives.
Partners, Lindsey Meyers and Simone Garcia are themselves artists, gallerists and activists who believe “art is for everyone”. With a focus on both local and global artists, Meyers and Garcia love to tackle creative challenges that lead to memorable experiences, iconic public-facing art, and culturally inclusive dialogue.
Meyers and Garcia are responsible for some of the most renowned murals and events in Chicago and beyond. There breadth of clients include: the City of Chicago, Soho House, International Women’s Forum, Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Hyatt Centric, Mastercard, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, The Chicago Yacht Club and more.
In addition to showcasing Chicago artists such as Jennifer Cronin, Zachary Grey-Phelps, Dovie Golden, Tristan Hummel, Eric Lee and Darryl Schiff, Meyers and Garcia have worked with artists from Berlin (Onur), Brazil (Kobra and Fernando Chamarelli), Argentina (Marina Zumi), South Africa (Ricky Lee Gordon), France (Mateo Wallpainter) and Mexico (Libre HEM).
With their collective experience, passion and moxie, Meyers and Garcia are ready to be your “conduit to something beautiful”.
What we do:
Beauty & Brawn produce works, conversations and events which offer a socio-psychological perspective and immersive experience to the viewer. Through art and experiential curation and collaboration, we showcase artists and performers whose philosophies examine, encourage and ultimately connect the emotional experience to human existence. Collectively, we see each project through from conceptualization to installation and focus on ventures that are often nonlinear in content, setting and/or scope.
We are committed to supporting creatives working in all artistic disciplines and across all genres, as well as those at various career levels. We are also proud to facilitate public art projects that we feel are innovative and unique- those which perpetuate and contribute to the dialogue about art accessibility and art in both urban and rural landscapes.
We believe our carefully-crafted curatorial approach lends itself to creating interesting and yet uncomplicated spaces and discussions where expression and energy can seamlessly come together.
Lindsey is a self-taught photographer and mixed-media artist originally from the Northeast suburbs of Chicago and Co-Owner of Beauty & Brawn. She attended the Chicago Academy for the Arts and Columbia College, and received her Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from The University of Southern California. She was a long-time member of the Chicago Ideas Week Co-Op and the Co-Creator of Agassiz Elementary School’s Parent Art Co-Op and served on the board of I AM Logan Square and the Logan Square Arts Festival. Lindsey has exhibited her personal work in various locations including, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles , Alabama and Georgia.
Simone Garcia began his creative career in the film industry working as a successful lighting and rigging professional on a variety of productions across the United States. During the late nineties and early two-thousands, he produced work across a myriad platforms, from movies to music videos. In addition to being Co-Owner of Beauty & Brawn, Simone currently manages communications systems for large organizations in North America, enabling him to blend his creative ideas and highly refined technical skills into both the art and tech fields.