Katie Hood Morgan

Contact: katiehood DOT morgan AT gmail DOT com

Katie Hood Morgan is an independent curator, editor, and producer based in San Francisco, CA. Her creative interests center on multi-faceted, multidisciplinary artist-driven projects and community-building.

She worked in the curatorial department at the San Francisco Art Institute since 2012. In addition to managing curatorial operations and programming for the Walter and McBean Galleries, she oversaw SFAI’s Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series and a weekly-rotating student exhibition venue, the Diego Rivera Gallery. In this role she organized over a dozen major exhibitions, several of which were accompanied by catalogs which she has edited or overseen. Highlights include Martin Machado: Fluid State (2018), Bill Fontana: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns (2018), Mariana Castillo Deball: Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances (2016), SFMOMA On-the-Go exhibition Doug Hall: The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described (2015), and ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri (2013).

Previously, Katie served as Assistant Curator at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts where she organized the 82-artist group exhibition When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes (2012), also contributing to the exhibition catalog. The exhibition included several new commissions and travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Katie was Director of the artist-run Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in San Francisco from 2009-2012, where she curated exhibitions by Parker Ito (2010), David Horvitz (2011), Colter Jacobsen (2011), and Zina Al-Shukri (2012), among others. She was Registrar and Gallery Assistant at Braunstein/Quay Gallery from 2006-2008. She holds a MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and a BFA in the History of Art and Visual Culture from UC Santa Cruz. Morgan has contributed to programming and curatorial projects at institutions including the Oakland Museum of California, the M. H. de Young Museum, SFMOMA, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

She was a 2016 Visiting Curator at ACRE in Steuben, Wisconsin, where she conducted studio visits, participated in a panel discussion on arts organizing, and staged a conversation on the subject of solitude as a creative force.