Buffalo native and Beyoncé’s makeup artist, hosts Beauty Gallery in NYC

Sir John Beauty Gallery

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) – We all know what an art gallery is. But have you ever heard of a beauty gallery?

Buffalo native, Sir John Barnett, created one that took place during New York Fashion Week.

He’s Beyoncé’s makeup artist and was responsible for the body art behind the Lemonade visual album that aired on HBO.

Sir John said growing up in Buffalo taught him how to persevere no matter where he is in the world.

“We know what it is to push. To fight for more. It’s great because you’re happy with what you have, but I was taught in Buffalo by my mom and grandmother, to never rely on yesterday’s wins,” Sir John said.

His beauty gallery showcased images of his art and creative works from other artists. “People will see pieces of my work that are remixed through the painter’s eyes.”

Sir John said he wanted to show how fine art and the beauty industry can inspire each other.

He currently has no scheduled plans to bring a beauty gallery to Buffalo, but said he would like to bring something here in the future.

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