Marc Glimcher

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Marc Glimcher is President and CEO of Pace Gallery, a highly respected contemporary art gallery. Started by his parents, Milly and Arne Glimcher, in Boston in 1960, the gallery now has nine locations worldwide: New York, London, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Geneva, Seoul, East Hampton, and Palm Beach. Over the years, the gallery has represented Chuck Close, Mark Rothko, and David Hockney, among other leading artists.

Under Marc’s leadership, the gallery expanded its roster of artists to include Michael Rover, Julian Schnabel, Sam Gilliam, and Loie Hollowell, among others.

As a curator, he has organized exhibitions dedicated to Jean Dubuffet, Picasso, Rothko, and one that showcased the sculpture of Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, and Isamu Noguchi. Glimcher founded Artifex Press, the first digital, online catalogue raisonné publishing company in 2008.

Before shifting his attention fully to the art world, the Harvard grad had studied molecular biology, specifically immunology and vaccine design, at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His love of science persisted, however, and he took time off from the gallery in the late nineties to teach second-grade science in New Mexico, where he had moved with his family, and then traveled to Malawi to help address the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.