Kimberly Drew is no newcomer to the international art market. Not only as social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has she shown what she can do. For more than a decade, her activities have provided impetus and initiated change. In 2011, for example, she launched the popular Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art and is also the author of the international bestseller This Is What I Know About Art, has published numerous articles in Vogue, Curbed, Teen Vogue, and Vanity Fair, and caused a stir with an essay titled "The Misguided Empathy of Dana Schutz's Open Casket."
Now she has been named associate director at Pace. She will be part of the international sales team. Supporting her at Pace are Jessica Mostow and Kaelan Kleber, who are promoted to directors, as well as Erin Sigoloff, who is promoted to associate director.
Kimberly Drew is looking forward to the challenge, Pace Gallery shares. And Pace boss Marc Glimcher adds, "Kimberly has an exceptional track record as a creative thinker, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her to Pace, where we value original approaches across all aspects of the organization." He especially appreciates Drew's commitment to black artists and creators and expects nothing less than a new "transformative perspective" from her.