Meet Our Team
From curation to installation to every detail in between, we focus on achieving your aesthetic vision. Join us for an unforgettable journey in the realm of art.
In April 2011, Ann Benson Reidy launched ABR + Associates to make buying art less intimidating. Her relationship-driven approach transformed the process into a personalized, enriching experience. Now, the firm serves individuals, corporations, non-profits, and real estate developers, driving community engagement and human connection through the magic of art.
Founder and Principal
Ann Benson Reidy
Ann serves as lead art advisor and personally oversees every project, no matter the size. With over 27 years of art industry experience, she has cultivated meaningful relationships with collectors, designers, artists, galleries, auction houses, and museums, fueling her lifelong passion for spreading the joy of art.
Her firm's track record includes 2000+ placed artworks and numerous contracts with top-tier developers. Their unwavering commitment to relationships has been the key to their continued success. By actively listening and thoroughly understanding each client, she and her team take pride in bringing their unique artistic visions to life.
Ann is an active member of The Colorado Academy Committee on Art and Belonging. She has served on the Boards of the Art Students League, the Denver Art Museum Friends of Painting and Sculpture, and the Denver Art Museum Associates Group. Ann has curated art for the benefit of Children’s Hospital Colorado and served as the past Vice Chair for the University of Colorado Johnson Depression Center.
Ann holds a degree in Art History and American Studies from Smith College and has over twenty-seven years of professional experience within the art industry. She lives in Denver with her husband and business partner, Kevin, children, dog, Sage, and birds.
Senior Art Advisor- Corporate
A seven year veteran, Lauren leads and manages all commercial development projects as well as large scale art programs for corporations and non-profits.
She is a master of thinking creatively and pragmatically to create spaces that synthesize the objectives of various stakeholders. Lauren’s passion for art along with her skills in organization and communication create a seamless and exciting experience for her clients as they realize their art vision.
Lauren graduated from CU Boulder in 2012 with degrees in Studio Art and English Literature, specializing in photography and Creative Writing. Prior to joining ABR, Lauren worked in the education department at the Denver Art Museum for 3 years.
Lauren lives in Denver with her cat, Mac. Lauren enjoys practicing yoga, gardening and recently became a certified scuba-diver.
Senior Art Advisor- Private
Jinous received her bachelor’s degree in art history from Metropolitan State University of Denver and went on to obtain her master’s degree from King's College London in Classical Art and Archeology.
Her expertise in research and her passion for art, both historical and contemporary, combine to produce thorough and thoughtful results every time. With her impeccable taste and listening skills, Jinous consistently curates distinct and sophisticated art collections tailored exactly to her clients’ needs.
Jinous lives in Denver with her dog and office mascot, Athena. Always curious, she loves to travel, visit museums, and read.
Kevin leads finance and accounting, successfully navigating corporate contracts, budgets, artist commission agreements and vendor relationships. He is a values-driven executive, focused on creating situations where all stakeholders win.
A Colorado native and longstanding member of the Denver business community, Kevin has accumulated over 25 years of experience in finance. He worked at RBC Capital Markets, where he provided investment banking advisory services to the telecom industry. He played a key role in driving the transformation of the cellular and information sectors in the U.S., facilitating 70+ transactions, totaling more than $3 billion.
Kevin serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine, the board of the National Mental Health Innovation Center, and acts as a patient advocate for the St. Baldrick's Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer Pediatric Dream Team. Most recently, Kevin has partnered with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to launch two venture capital funds with aggregate assets under management greater than $100 million. He serves as Direct of LP Relations for the CU Healthcare Innovation Funds.
Kevin obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder. He lives in Denver with his wife and business partner, Ann, children, and dog, Sage.
Contact Jinous or Lauren for more information about this role.