Marianne Boesky Announces New Hires
News from Marianne Boesky Gallery includes a new director and representation of a new artist.
At Boesky’s flagship gallery in Chelsea, Kristen Becker joins as a director. Since 2007, Becker had been a director at Luhring Augustine, where she served as a sales director and managed gallery artists including Ragnar Kjartansson and Glenn Ligon. Prior to that, Becker worked at SLP Arts Culture Commerce, L&M Arts, and Gorney Bravin + Lee.
Meanwhile the new Boesky East, the gallery’s third location, located on the lower east side, welcomed co-directors Kelly Woods and Veronica Levitt.
Woods had been a director at Lisa Cooley since 2011.
Levitt, already on staff at Boesky, will continue to work with artists William J. O’Brien, Anthony Pearson, Sue de Beer, Mindy Shapero, and Julia Dault. Levitt also oversees the production of all publications at Boesky.
Boesky gallery has also assumed representation of Brazilian artist Thiago Rocha Pitta., who has been described as “one of Brazil’s brightest rising contemporary artists.” He lives and works in São Paulo and was featured in the 2012 São Paulo Biennial, where he created an installation consisting of partially buried silver flags in mounds of red earth, He will mount his first solo show at Boesky gallery in spring 2015.
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