Pace PR Manager Jennifer Joy Goes to Lehmann Maupin

 Pace PR Manager Jennifer Joy Goes to Lehmann Maupin

Joy. (Courtesy Lehmann Maupin)

After eight years at the Pace Gallery, most recently as public-relations manager, Jennifer Joy is moving to Lehmann Maupin to become its director of communications.

“It’s such an exciting time to join Lehmann Maupin,” Ms. Joy told Gallerist in a phone call this morning. “So many of the artists are having important museum exhibitions across the country and around the world.” She added, “David and Rachel are thinking strategically about growing their team.”

Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin started the gallery in 1996, and opened a second space on Chrystie Street in 2007. They recently announced plans to open a space in Hong Kong, as The Observer reported earlier this month.

Ms. Joy said that she would work with Katelijne De Backer, the former Armory Show director who recently joined Lehmann Maupin, and lead a communications team of three, which will be focusing on strategic development and building new communications opportunities for the gallery on a global scale.

Among her upcoming projects: working with Mickalene Thomas on her September solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, “Origin of the Universe,” and Angel Otero’s upcoming exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., in mid-October, and the SCAD Museum of Art, in Savannah, Ga., in January.

Congratulations, Ms. Joy.