About Us

Black Book Gallery is one of Denver’s most active contemporary art hubs and has established itself as a familiar stop for many local, national and international artists. Exhibits range from emerging to established artists that are often times influenced by the urban and DIY art movement. Co-founders Tom Horne and Will Suitts are first and foremost art appreciators. Horne began curating art shows in 2007; his first show “Run to the Hills” featured major New York street artists – Bast, Aiko, Elbow Toe and Skewville. In 2008 Horne received the opportunity to work with Yosi Sergant and Shepard Fairey to produce “Manifest Hope” during the 2008 Democratic National Convention; this was an unprecedented collaborative event for Denver. Manifest Hope is widely recognized as a major catalyst in encouraging further local, creative participation and appreciation for urban art in the Denver market.

Will Suitts comes from a foundation in formal art education, but his main interest in this pursuit was to apply his education toward the business side of art. With an education in web and media design, Suitts grew into helping artists market themselves through online representation. In 2009, Horne and Suitts started CMYK Projects, a fine art publishing house created to encourage a new collector base as well as allow greater access to fine art editions. After a successful year with CMYK Projects, Suitts and Horne opened Black Book Gallery in June of 2010.

Black Book Gallery firmly believes that the artist is just as import as the artwork, demonstrating a clear respect and commitment to the creative process. This belief allows the artist to have complete creative freedom from show inception to installation and beyond. In addition to cultivating strong relationships with artists, Black Book Gallery is passionate about helping individuals who are interested in expanding their art collections. While working to open the experience of art to a broader audience and create access beyond institutional barriers, Black Book Gallery lends itself as a distinct platform for creative ideas, cultural exchanges and local community development.