Join Monica Friel (SOCO GALLERY)
Monica King Friel is the Director of SOCO Gallery, a contemporary art space and bookshop based in Charlotte, NC. Prior to moving to Charlotte in 2016, the North Carolina-born supporter of the arts was the Director of Exhibitions for Pace Gallery and Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City, and was honored to organize exhibitions with artists including Chuck Close, Walton Ford, David Hockney, Sol LeWitt, Robert Irwin, Maya Lin, Bridget Riley, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, and Fred Wilson, among others. She graduated summa cum laude with a MA in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis and received a BA in Mass Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill in a year that feels like ages ago. When she is not hanging out in artist studios or wandering the halls of art museums, she can be found running, cooking, writing, or otherwise pursuing her hobbies that include design, fashion, photography, travel, and long afternoon walks with her two energetic whippet puppies.