About Uncommon Beauty
Based in New York, Uncommon Beauty Gallery represents artists from all over the world. From emerging to established and across all ages, the gallery predominately features the work of female artists and follows a socially conscious model. Founders and independent curators Beckie Warren and Jean-Noël Moneton met and co-curated their first show, titled Uncommon Beauty, in 2017 in New York.
Beauty is subjective and can be found in anything, anywhere, anytime. For each individual, notions of beauty are shaped both by their culture and society, and by their experiences and personalities. Uncommon Beauty Gallery looks at contemporary artists whose art reflect their vision of the world through different mediums and practices. Uncommon Beauty Gallery's curating principles are:
To welcome emerging, established or experimental practices
To foster an open and flexible approach of Beauty
To create a global community
Uncommon Beauty Gallery recognizes that minorities, female, queer, and gender non-conforming artists are grossly under-represented in today’s art market. We are determined to contribute to improving this unfair imbalance.
We are proud to present a few up and coming artists that we discovered and find to be doing important work. We have chosen to feature them based on their uniqueness, aesthetic value, conception and quality of execution. We seek artists with a true passion and early local market recognition is also a plus. Our initial selection includes Havana-based Cuban photographer Evelyn Sosa and New York-based embroidery artist Alexandria Deters.
Choosing art is a very personal and often emotional decision. To make your decision easier, whether you are a seasoned collector or just start collecting, Beckie and Jean-Noel, located in New York City, are available to discuss your ideas and show you some of the works on sale in the Uncommon Beauty Shop. They can also organize studio visits with some of the artists featured and eventually come to your home for personalized advice and recommendation.
With a master’s degree in Contemporary Art Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Beckie provides the public with intimate access to the art world from a knowledgeable insider through her popular art Instagram blog @GirlSeesArt, founded in 2014. Both an influencer and curator, Beckie is passionate about sharing artwork from and giving a voice to emerging artists.
Jean Noël moved to New York from France in the early 90s. After a long tenure as a tech executive, he has dedicated the last few years to his passion for Contemporary art as an art consultant and independent curator. Jean-Noël curated several shows, including a cooperation with the Sotheby's program Street Masters. Jean-Noël also works on a contract basis with the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Jean-Noël regularly posts about his visits to Gallery and Museum on Instagram @contempoartlover.