MEET THE TEAM
We are committed to bringing our greater community together
for memorable experiences filled with joy and excitement.
MESMERIZE is designed and produced by Clayton Lillard & Mateo Gutierrez, the braintrust behind all things MESMERIZE, in collaboration with Antonio Madrid, owner of Native Hostel and the HOPE Outdoor Gallery. Clay & Mateo have spent the past decade bending minds through installation art and community events, eventually growing into Independent Event Creatives, a multi-disciplinary creative production company based out of South Austin. Their clients over the past 5 years have included Netflix, Fender Guitars, Twix, and Red Bull, among many others.
Antonio Madrid, founder of Native Hostel, FOTO//HOUSE, Formed, a partner in the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, and Board Member of Art Alliance Austin, was born-and-bred in Austin, and has been building and supporting artistic environments since 2009, including Hops for HOPE 2014, Soho House's 2015 SXSW art pop-up, Art City Austin 2016, ArtBASH 2016-2019, and multiple installations in New York City, including the 2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Rooftop Commission and an immersive theater collaboration with Jared Beck for the 2015 River-to-River Festival on Governor's Island.
+ special thanks +
Along with all our incredible volunteers, the Mesmerize team wants to give a huge
thank you to the few collaborating artists who helped make this project very special.
Please follow their pages and check out their other amazing artworks!