Katie Hood Morgan is a curator, writer, and cultural producer based in San Francisco, CA.
Her creative interests center on multi-faceted, multidisciplinary artist-driven projects and community-building. She is currently Program Director of FOR-SITE Foundation. She was previously Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) from 2012-2018. She recently co-curated with Arden Sherman an exhibition of contemporary sculpture from the French West Indies at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York.
In her previous role as Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at SFAI, she managed all curatorial operations and programming for SFAI's galleries, including the first year of programming at SFAI's new Fort Mason campus. She organized over a dozen major exhibitions, several of which have been accompanied by catalogs. Recent highlights include solo projects by Bill Fontana, Mariana Castillo Deball, Doug Hall, and Jill Magid, as well as the group exhibition ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri. Additionally, in this role Katie oversaw SFAI’s Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series, hosting dozens of international artists and creative leaders including: Ron Nagle, Lucy Lippard, Marc-Olivier Wahler, Mel Chin, Simone Lee, and Dara Birnbaum.
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. She was Director of the artist-run Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in San Francisco from 2009-2012.
Katie 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. She has contributed to programming and curatorial projects at institutions including the Oakland Museum of California, the de Young Museum, SFMOMA, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.