Smashbox cosmetics launches first ever residency program for artists in Los Angeles

Smashbox Cosmetics announces Smashbox Open Studios, a residency program supporting artists who seek to redefine today’s beauty standards.

Launching from the world-renowned Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles, the four-week incubator provides artists with premium resources to create, in tandem with a physical space to develop and showcase their work.

The new residency program is supporting artists by providing each a grant to invest in materials, tools, and resources to bring their visionary projects to life.

The three artists invited to participate in the inaugural residency are Uzumaki Cepeda, who creates faux-fur environments designed as safe havens for communities of color; Gabriela Ruiz, a mixed media artist who works with vibrant color palettes to explore ideas of self, home, and environment; and Randijah Simmons, a photographer and co-founder of community creative studio The Babe Cave LA.

“I wanted to create a culture. Not just a studio. I didn’t want to exclude anybody. I wanted to plant a seed so people could grow, and that meant everyone was welcome.”
– Davis Factor, Founder and SVP of Global Creative at Smashbox Cosmetics

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