Millicent Wilner has been a director of Gagosian Gallery, first in New York (2001-2004) and then in London (2004 – present), for the last 17 years. At the gallery, Millicent has overseen numerous exhibitions and works with private collectors and institutions on buying and selling important works of modern and contemporary art.
Millicent is the gallery representative for Damien Hirst and designer Marc Newson, handling all aspects of their art, sales, exhibitions, press and other related areas.
In 2012, Millicent worked with Hirst on his retrospective of Spot Paintings, which took place simultaneously at eleven Gagosian galleries around the world to coincide with the publication of The Complete Spots: 1986-2011, as well as his subsequent retrospective at Tate Modern. Millicent has edited several exhibition catalogues, including Damien Hirst: Corpus, Drawings 1981-2006, 2006, Damien Hirst: Superstition, 2007, Damien Hirst: End of An Era, 2010, Damien Hirst: For Heaven’s Sake, 2011 and Damien Hirst: Forgotten Promises, 2011 and she is currently working on Hirst’s catalogue raisonné.
Most recently, Millicent worked with Hirst on his groundbreaking exhibition Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, held in 2017 in Venice, and is currently working with Newson on his forthcoming exhibition at Gagosian. Additionally, Millicent oversees the gallery’s involvement at the Frieze London and Frieze Masters art fair.
Prior to working at Gagosian Gallery, Millicent was a deputy director and vice president of Sotheby’s in London (1995-1998) and New York (1998-2001). She began her art career at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and subsequently worked at Pace Gallery in New York from 1992 to 1994.
Millicent received her BA from Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, in 1992 and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Millicent is fluent in French and Italian and proficient in German and Russian.