Portrait of Gary Waterston

Portrait of Gary Waterston. Photo: Michael Halsband


Pace Welcomes Gary Waterston as Executive Vice President

Published Thursday, Jan 25, 2024

Pace is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Waterston as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Operations. In this role, Waterston will be responsible for managing multiple departments across the gallery's global platform. Based in London, he will officially join the gallery on February 1, 2024.

Waterston brings 20 years of experience working at the highest level of gallery management to Pace. Over the past three years, he has worked with Atlantic Contemporary LLC in New York, exploring new structures for gallery ownership and funding. Prior to joining Atlantic Contemporary LLC, he was at Gagosian in London since 2003, overseeing the gallery’s expansion to three exhibition spaces in the English capital and winning two Royal Institute of British Architects awards for the work on the Britannia Street and Grosvenor Hill locations. After serving as a Director of Gagosian in London, he became the gallery’s Managing Director Europe in 2011. In that post, he worked across business management, operations, and sales, leading Gagosian’s expansions in Paris, Rome, Geneva, Athens, and Basel in close collaboration with the gallery’s directors in each city.

Waterston’s experience and expertise in the art world will be invaluable to Pace as it continues to pursue new opportunities for its artists and for business development on a global scale. As Executive Vice President, he will work directly with Pace’s CEO Marc Glimcher and President Samanthe Rubell.

Over the course of his career, Waterston has produced exhibitions for some of the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Ed Ruscha, Cy Twombly, and Jenny Saville, as well as Julian Schnabel, Jeff Koons, and James Turrell, three major figures within Pace’s program. He was also a collaborator and project manager for two groundbreaking Picasso exhibitions organized by the late scholar Sir John Richardson, and he continues to work as a private advisor to several artists and foundations. Before working full time in the art industry, Waterston volunteered for many years at the historic Inverleith House exhibition space in Edinburgh while also working on product launches and communications in the hospitality sector, producing events for Pfizer, Accenture, Bloomberg, the Scottish Arts Council, and other organizations.

Gary Waterston, says:

“Having stepped away from galleries, artists, and exhibition making these past three years, I am beyond excited and thrilled to be joining Pace Gallery in such a transformative role. I have watched with admiration as the gallery has expanded globally and created new initiatives and opportunities for its artists and community of collectors—it will be a privilege to join Marc, Samanthe, and their talented international team as the gallery delivers on these exceptional opportunities.”

Samanthe Rubell, President of Pace Gallery, says:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Gary to Pace. An art world leader with two decades of experience in gallery management, Gary is a perfect fit for our leadership team. With his guidance, we will continue to strengthen and grow our business— and our relationships with artists and collectors—around the world.”

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