Lindsey Carneal was born in Dallas, TX and has remained a Dallasite for all of her life. Lindsey’smaternal grandmother, affectionately known as Grand Mickey, was an avid art collector and fostered an appreciation of the arts for Lindsey at a young age. Mickey also inspired a lifelong love of travel. Lindsey spent hours as a child pouring over her grandmother’s photographs of trips to India, Japan, Thailand, and all over the world. Lindsey pursued a communications degree from SMU and UTD and supplemented her required courseload with many studio art classes, including painting classes with renowned artist John Pomara. She went on to study interior design at El Centro College, one of the few FIDER accredited programs in the state. While working at a firm that specialized in multi-family projects and high-end residential projects for several years, Lindsey was able to select and procure artwork for her clients. Lindsey left the design firm to work for a fully-integrated art gallery and framing facility that focused on large scale projects, including many hotels around the world, which is where she met her business partner, Alan Simmons. Ten years ago, Lindsey and Alan started their art advisory and consultancy, Carneal SimmonsContemporary Art, initially beginning in the living room of Alan’s downtown loft. They have now been in their gallery space for seven years, and have hosted dozens of exhibitions for artists working in a variety of media from around the country (along with quite a few from the DFW metroplex). Together they have successfully completed art programs for hundreds of projects around the world and have placed thousands of pieces of art. The gallery and advisory is a proud member of Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas and Dallas Art Dealers Association and plays an active role in the Dallas arts and philanthropic community. They have procured artwork from local, national and internationally recognized artists for healthcare institutions, private collectors, foundations, corporations, designers, architects, and developers. With their combined experience they’ve had the pleasure of consulting on luxury resorts, multifamily housing, Fortune 500 corporate offices, numerous residences, and two presidential libraries. Most notably, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art and museum curator Dr. Jeffrey Grove created the art program, procured and coordinated the installation of nearly 3000 pieces of artwork for over 1.2 million square feet at UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital in Dallas. Since 2012 Carneal Simmons has had an ongoing working relationship with UT Southwestern. In the summer of 2017 CarnealSimmons was chosen as the art advisors to implement the art program for the 750,000 square foot expansion at Clements, scheduled to be completed by June 2020.
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